I love this easy DIY decoupaged tile coasters craft because it’s so simple and the result is amazing. The best part is that you don’t need to be an artist – the art is already done for you!
This Christmas, I am passing these handmade coaster gifts out like candy. And the best part is you can learn how to decoupage with this beginner project idea.
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DIY Decoupaged Tile Coasters
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I love homemade Christmas gifts. And I needed a quick project to tuck into a hostess gift that was kitchen – well, wine – themed and though a DIY coaster craft was in order.
These DIY decoupaged tile coasters are easy and fun and you can choose to match any decor, any holiday, any event – anything! If you’re ready to make a set of fun handmade coasters, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make Christmas Coasters
- First, pick up solid white tiles like these. If you get something with a pattern or a dark color, it might show through.
- Do not substitute cork coasters for this project. You can use wood coasters, just make sure they are the coaster size and not ornament size.
- Can I get a round of applause for the finding of this pretty red and white scrapbook paper? If you want some exactly like this, you can click here to get a 12-pack of sheets and make TONS of coasters.
- That said, the decoupaged tile coaster technique works with napkins, tissue paper, printed paper patterns, and even fabric. Don’t limit yourself!
- I ran out of my bottle, but I recommend using the dishwasher-safe Modge Podge you can get here for these DIY coasters. That way you don’t have to worry about the coating washing away over time.
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Step By Step: How to Make Tile Coasters Using Decoupage
- Trace the shape of the ceramic tile onto the back of scrap book paper, a napkin (remove all but the top layer), or tissue paper. Cut out the tile shape.
- Use a foam brush to apply Mod Podge on the tile top and on the back of the scrapbook paper. Lay the scrapbook paper onto the tile and make sure it’s positioned where you would like. Let it dry.
- Place another coat of ModPodge on top of the scrapbook paper to give it a waterproof coat. Allow it to dry completely.
- Optional: Brush the edges of the scrapbook paper with sandpaper to give it a rough and worn looking edge. Apply an additional coat of Modge Podge to waterproof this scratched surface.
Note: you can also use a paint pen in a gold or silver accent to add interest. Just be sure the sealant doesn’t run when applying.
- Trace the tile shape onto the felt and cut it out. Hot glue the felt tile shape onto the bottom of the tile and allow the glue to dry completely before using or gifting. This will protect the coffee table, bar, or other surface.
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How to Make DIY Decoupaged Tile Coasters
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