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Think you aren’t “crafty” enough to make a nice gift for someone? Think again! Check out these quick and affordable DIY coasters! I made these photo coasters for my Mom for Christmas using leftover tiles from their kitchen remodel (don’t tell her I stole them!). Do you think I thought to take pictures as I made them for this tutorial? No.
So, I decided to make a quick set of Christmas themed coasters!
Here are the supplies you need:
- Tiles–I used the cheapest white tiles from my home improvement store for this set
- Mod Podge–I like the matte look, but they also make a glossy sheen Mod Podge
- Scrapbook paper–I chose 2 different ones, but I could have easily made a set of 4 out of one sheet of paper
- Small felt pads for bottom of coasters
- Protective sealant–I used the Krylon Matte finish sealant
- Small Foam brush–not pictured, oops!
Here’s what you do!
- Cut the paper to fit the tiles. I like to leave a little tile showing around the paper.
- Apply Mod Podge to tile and place paper on tile. You wll be able to slide the paper a bit to get it centered how you want it. This is important, be sure to smooth it out and get all the air bubbles out! Let dry about 20 minutes.
- Next, paint the Mod Podge over the paper. Be sure to get an even coat. The Mod Podge will paint on white, but it dries clear, so don’t worry! You can see below that it looks a little white still. This is just after applying a thin layer.
- Let the Mod Podge dry at least 20 minutes between coats and apply 3-4 coats to the paper. Let dry overnight.
- Then spray with the protective sealant according to the directions on the product you choose. I applied 2 layers of sealant to ensure a good seal.
- Finally, apply felt pads to bottom of tiles.