There are so many different styles and shapes of coasters these days, and some can be pretty pricey! I wanted something that would reflect my style own personal style, so when I couldn’t find anything that I truly loved, I decided to make my own.
So I headed out to our local Lowe’s store and came back with some white ceramic tiles that measured 4 1/2” x 4 1/2”. Perfect for my coaster project!
Next, I purchased some scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby. This is where you’re creativity shines, because you have SO many choices when it comes to colors and patterns! I chose a 12” x 12” sheet of printed cardstock. It’s heavier than regular paper and holds up well for this project.
You will also need a good adhesive to glue your paper and also for a topcoat for your finished coasters. I used Mod Podge in a matte finish. It’s an excellent waterbased sealer. Just be sure to allow enough drying time before using your new coasters.
Ready to get started??
Here’s your material list!
6 White Ceramic tiles, 4 1/2” x 4 1/2”
1 Sheet of Printed Cardstock, 12” x 12”
Mod Podge adhesive, matte finish
2 Sponge Brushes
Paper Cutter. (Optional)
3/8” felt pads (4 per tile) for bottom of tile
Make sure the surface of your tiles are clean and dust free.
Next, take your cardstock and on the backside, measure out the squares you’re going to cut out. Each square will measure 3 3/4” x 3 3/4”. (Out of a 12” x 12” piece of cardstock, you can actually get 9 pieces, 3 3/4” x 3 3/4”, if you want to make 9 coasters.)
Once you have your squares cut out, apply a coat of Mod Podge to the back of each piece and carefully center on the tile. Be sure to smooth out any air bubbles.
After you have all the squares glued on the tiles, let them dry overnight.
Once dry, give each tile another coat of Mod Podge for your top coat. Let dry throughly, at least 24 hours.
After the final coat is dry, turn over coaster and apply felt pads to each corner of tile.