Introduction: How to Make DIY Coasters

How To Make Homemade Coasters:
Here is your step by step guide to make lovely homemade coasters. These are such a great gift! Especially if you want to give something personalized and special but don’t want to break the bank. This is such a great personalized gift for friends and family and a wonderful craft project for kids. My mom showed me how to make these last year when I was at her house in Washington State. It was a really fun mother-daughter project and I recently helped my godson make these for his mother – and she loved them! These make great personalized gifts for Christmas, birthdays, baby showers, office gifts, Mother’s Day, party favors, or just a little something crafty for yourself and your own amazing home decor! Let’s get started!

Step 1: Step 1: Supplies

As always – making sure you have the right supplies is always the first step to any successful project. Here is what you need:

  1. White 4 inch by 4 inch tileMod Podge
  2. Gloss lusterDecorative Paper (see my you tube video for fun examples)Or – instead of paper you can use photos

  3. Foam brush or paint brush

  4. Little rubber feet

  5. Scissors

  6. Optional: top coat or epoxy finish

  7. Wax paper (or some other paper to keep your work surface clean)

Step 2: Step 2: Prep

  1. Cut your decorative paper (or photos) into squares
  2. Make sure to cut them a little smaller than your tile to create a nice border

Step 3: Step 3: Mod Podge Baby!

  1. Use your foam brush to paint a layer of Mod Podge onto the tile
  2. Then place your paper square in the tile
  3. Press down and smooth out any bubbles
  4. Paint another layer of Mod Podge on top of the paper

Step 4: Step 4: Let It Dry! and Repeat

  1. Let it Dry and Repeat
  2. Let the coasters dry at least 20 minutes then repeat
  3. And then repeat again!

Step 5: Step 5: Add Feet!

  1. After your coasters have dried completely – add your little rubber feet to the bottom – one on each corner
  2. Helpful Hint – don’t use felt because they tend to stick when the coasters are stacked

Step 6: Step 6 - Optional Step: Add a Top Coat

  1. For the final finishing touch, add a top coat to help protect your lovely work of art.
  2. I used General Finished semi-gloss finish on my You Tube demo below
  3. Last Step: Enjoy!! You crafty diva you!

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