DIY Coasters – Wonderful Gift on a Budget!

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How To Make Your Own Amazing Homemade Coasters:

Here is your step by step guide to make your very own 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! For under $5 bucks –  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!

DIY Coasters

DIY Coasters


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 tile
  • Mod Podge – Gloss luster
  • Decorative 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
  • Scissors
  • Optional: top coat or epoxy finish
  • Wax paper (or some other paper to keep your work surface clean)

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

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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: Let it Dry and Repeat

  • Let the coasters dry at least 20 minutes then repeat
  • And then repeat again 🙂

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

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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