Tuesday, February 8, 2011

How to make tile coasters...

I should totally preface this tutorial with the fact that nothing in my house matches. I like not matching. My husband sometimes comments that he can never pick anything out for me because I am too weird, but I am OK with that. So here is my tutorial using my unmatchedness... the beauty of it is that it is DIY, and you can pick if you would like to match or be mismatched. (go for #2 - it's so liberating!)

finished product: two of my 4 super cute coasters to protect my coffee table from those awful water circles that ruin cheap furniture! ...

Alright, let's be honest... I've had my coffee table since college and there is nothing left to salvage. These coasters are purely for decoration purposes only.

What you need: (minus the pencil and scissors - give me a break this is my first tutorial!)
*At least 4 4x4 tiles from Lowe's or Home Depot or some other home improvement store - there are lots of colors to choose from
*Mod Podge
*Glue Gun
*Scrapbook paper
***Scissors and pencil which are missing from my picture***

 Take your scrapbook paper choice and turn it over to the side you don't want showing, or if you're feeling really brave, you can trace on the "up" side like I did. (Yeah, that was a mess up, again)

Use the scissors I forgot to mention you might need and cut out the square

Then paint a coat of Mod Podge on the coaster (Please note the jankiness of my Mod Podge bottle - it has obviously seen it's day)

Press your square down on the coaster - make sure its stuck on good and in the right place!

Slather - like I mean a lot, like maybe you're trying to get lotion on your kid who is crawling away and you think if you put enough maybe some of it will soak in since you can't catch her to rub it in - Mod Podge on the top of the paper. Let dry until dry. Repeat. 

Once your coaster is dry trace the square on some felt. 

Then cut it out. 

Put some hot glue on the back...

Stick the felt on

Wallah! (That looks weird) easiest coaster ever... plus it matches your unmatched house perfectly.

{jalopy and gray}


  1. Stopping by from SITS Forum! This would be a great idea for my left over material! I'll have to give it a try this weekend! Thanks for the idea!

    Michelle at Cloud 9 Ranch

  2. Good luck! Your horses and ranch are beautiful - makes me want to go on vacation!


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