Intro: 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:
- White 4 inch by 4 inch tileMod Podge
Gloss lusterDecorative Paper (see my you tube video for fun examples)Or – instead of paper you can use photos
Foam brush or paint brush
Little rubber feet
Optional: top coat or epoxy finish
Wax paper (or some other paper to keep your work surface clean)
Step 2: Step 2: Prep
- Cut your decorative paper (or photos) into squares
- Make sure to cut them a little smaller than your tile to create a nice border
Step 3: Step 3: Mod Podge Baby!
- Use your foam brush to paint a layer of Mod Podge onto the tile
- Then place your paper square in the tile
- Press down and smooth out any bubbles
- Paint another layer of Mod Podge on top of the paper
Step 4: Step 4: Let It Dry! and Repeat
- Let it Dry and Repeat
- Let the coasters dry at least 20 minutes then repeat
- And then repeat again!
Step 5: Step 5: Add Feet!
- After your coasters have dried completely – add your little rubber feet to the bottom – one on each corner
- 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
- For the final finishing touch, add a top coat to help protect your lovely work of art.
- I used General Finished semi-gloss finish on my You Tube demo below
- Last Step: Enjoy!! You crafty diva you!
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