- Lilly Pulitzer Agenda (other another source of Lilly Pulitzer prints on paper)
- Plain white tiles
- Mod Podge
- Paint brush
- newspaper/brown paper bags (to cover workspace)
TIP: if you are not a Lilly Pulitzer fan then you can use any pattern you want to make your own set of custom coasters.
**this is a super easy DIY craft you can give to pretty much anybody as a gift for birthdays, christmas, anniversaries, etc. etc. etc.
Step 1: Tiles
FIRST: spread newspaper or brown paper grocery bags or SOMETHING on your workspace. THEN get your tiles.
- I found a bag of 10 tiles at a local thrift store for 99 cents so check out the thrift stores in your area before heading to Lowes or another hardware store. If you do get stuck having to buy some tiles at a hardware store they usually only cost about 50 cents or less per tile.
Step 2: Mod Podge
- you can purchase this from any craft store like AC Moore, Michaels, etc.
Step 3: Lilly Prints
- you can also just print Lilly Pulitzer patterns from your computer, BUT make sure they ink is 100% dry before cutting and mod podging otherwise the prints will smear (and turn out ugly).
NEXT: trace the tiles onto the Lilly patterns you want to use and cut out each square. you may have to do some extra trimming so line up the squares you cut out on the tiles and make sure they match up.
Step 4: Mod Podging
TIP: do them ONE AT A TIME.
- mod podge a tile, then stick a print on, then mod podged the next tile and stck a print on it, and continue until finished. this way the mod podge doesn't dry before you can get all the prints on.
THEN: let the tiles dry for a few minutes before moving onto the next step. you can always use a blow dryer to make this go by faster if you are impatient.
Step 5: Glossing Tiles
- make sure the first coat of mod podge is dry COMPLETELY, this will take about 15-20 minutes (sometimes longer). if they still feel sticky then they are not done drying!
- when they are no longer sticky and COMPLETELY dry, cover them again with another layer mod podge. repeat this 1-2 more times to ensure the durability of the coasters. if would be such a shame to ruin your Lilly Pulitzer coasters after just a few uses.
IMPORTANT TIP: when mod podging over the tiles make sure your brush strokes are going the SAME direction. they should either all be going horizontally (like mine) or vertically.
you now have super girly, cute, designer coasters that hardly cost you anything!