DIY Tile Coasters

I've seen this project in many places but decided to give it a try.

Supplies used:
4" x 4" tiles
scrapbook paper
mod podge
1 inch foam brush
sheet of felt

My tiles are 4" x 4" so I started by cutting my paper into 3.75" x 3.75" squares.

Apply a later of Mod Podge on the face of the tile.

Center the paper in the middle and coat with one layer of Mod Podge.  Allow this layer to dry for 15 minutes and do a second coat.  My first layer went west to east and my second layer went north to south.  This creates a grid looking pattern when the Mod Podge dries.

I wanted to make sure my tiles were really sealed and waterproof.  I had some Polycrylic in my stash and gave the tiles one coat.  It also gives the tile a shine.

After the tiles dried, I applied a 3.75" x 3.75" piece of felt to the back of each tile with glue.  Don't want to scratch up my table.

Now I have some decorative coasters that match my color scheme.  I could easily do another set to match the room if it changes (not likely right?).  These would also be good gifts.

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  1. Hi Andrea: I just saw your link on Under the Table and Dreaming Sunday Showcase Party and had to say hello! So glad I found your blog!! I am your newest follower.

    I love these coasters - what a great idea and a lot cheaper than retail!

    Please come visit my blog and say hello. I love visitors and comments! Lets keep in touch with GFC and LF!

    Have a great week!

    Heather @

  2. Love the and plan to give it a try! Thanks for Sharing!

  3. These are so cute. Love the color and the swirl pattern you chose! I have a bunch of white tiles so I should give this project a try.

  4. Your project caught my eye because I used the exact same scrapbook paper for a project lately! (If you are interested, I did a remote caddy here with it.) I love how fancy things can look just with some nice scrapbook paper. Coasters might be my go-to gift next Christmas, so customizable this way :)

    Gen @

  5. Love it. I cant wait to try this.


  6. Lovely Project Andrea !! Visiting via sweet lil gals

  7. This is great. I love the scrapbook paper you used. I will have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

  8. What a pretty set of coasters! Great job!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  9. Useful AND pretty. :D Thanks for the link up to Motivated Monday at BeColorful

  10. I just love this project. I've seen this before as well, and have always meant to do it too - seeing your versions just makes me want them more!!!

    Thanks for rekindling the inspiration!

    Take care,

  11. Cute cute cute ----- and so easy! Thanks for the great tutorial! :)

    xoxo laurie

  12. Very clever project! Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

  13. Indeed, very clever! Visiting from Chic on a Shoestring Decoration

  14. Hi Andrea, thanks so much for sharing this at Project Queen's Party last week. They are awesome and so clever. I will be featuring them tonight at the Highlight Party.
    I'm your newest Linky Follower. Follow back, if you like!

  15. Cute idea. Is the modpodge resistant to condensation?

  16. hi there, just wondering if the polycrylic makes the tile waterproof? have you had any issues with it? thanks!

  17. Hi,
    I made 80 sets of four tiles each as gifts for my daughter's wedding. It took a long time, but was a nice personal touch for a gift and everyone enjoyed them. My daughter in law to be asked me to make them for her bridal shower, so I better get busy.

  18. Did this yellow at all from the polycrylic?


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