DIY Tile Coasters

This is a project I did because I had some spare tiles lying around the house.  I plan to make more sets to sell at craft shows but am going to make them from wood and use cork on the backings instead of felt.  But anyway, the process will be similar to this process, I’ll just have to cut the wood and sand it.

The Process

1. Clean the tiles well, dry

2. Cut the paper to the size you want it

3. Add a thin coat of Mod Podge to the back of the paper and place onto tile.  Smooth out all bubbles as best you can.  Let this dry for at least an hour.

4. Coat the top and sides of the tile in a coat of Mod Podge, not too thick, but a good amount.  Let dry fully then add two more coats.  This should do the trick, but you can always add more if you don’t think it’s sealed enough; it will be holding a sweaty glass after all.

5.  Once dry cut cork sheets or felt to attach to the bottom to avoid scratching tables.  I applied mine by using more Mod Podge on the bottom of the tile and attaching the felt.

Pretty simple really, just a lot of coats and waiting on drying.  :-)  Use whatever you want, photos, cutouts from magazines/travel brochures, scrap paper, etc.

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