DIY Tile Coasters - Easy and Cheap!


I love crafts like these homemade tile coasters that are easy to make, cost very little, and are useful and functional too! The ceramic tiles can be bought at home improvement stores (sometimes for as little as 10 cents apiece) and its a good way to use up those odds and ends of scrapbook paper as well. I even save a little more money by making my own Mod Podge!
Complete instructions for this project at the link below:
You will need ceramic tiles, scrapbook paper, Mod Podge, and a spray acrylic sealer
You will need ceramic tiles, scrapbook paper, Mod Podge, and a spray acrylic sealer
I used my homemade Mod Podge
I used my homemade Mod Podge
Use different patterns of scrapbook paper for variety
Use different patterns of scrapbook paper for variety
They work great!
They work great!

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  • Melody Warren
    on Apr 3, 2016

    What kind of Mod Podge did you use? Won't the sweat from the glass soften the Mod Podge? I tried something similar and if I wiped with a damp rag it softened and got sticky. I am assuming I did something wrong.

    • Pamela
      on Apr 24, 2016

      after you modge podge it-- you should apply a poly coat-- like spray poly or a epoxy coating.

  • Charlotte
    on Apr 4, 2016

    I received some of these handmade, Modge Podge coasters as a gift. As soon as a wet beverage glass sat on them they got sticky & started to peel! The pretty papers came right off! 😝. How would you prevent this???

    • Chrissy Wells
      on Mar 11, 2017

      Why couldn't you use Polyurethane? They have it in spray or cans?

  • Lisa Mode
    on Oct 4, 2016

    Did you use tiles with a glossy finish ? If so did you use sandpaper to ruff it up some so the paper would stick better.

    • Yes, the tiles did have a shiny finish but I did not rough them up at all and the mod podge and paper still adhered just fine.

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  • Sharon Bryant
    on Dec 31, 2018

    Dollar Tree sells coasters, I stenciled initials on them and used polyurethane to seal mine. I like the material used on yours

  • Brrrrrandistar
    on Mar 15, 2019

    i used outdoor modpodge & sprayed it 2x with rustoleum gloss clear coat/sealer. works like a charm every time 😍

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