I made multiple sets and different types of these coasters and got rave reviews from everyone that received them! Here is how to make your own!
4x4 ceramic tiles
Hot glue gun
Choice of decoration (see options below)
Spray Paint Coasters
1. Collect your 4x4 ceramic tiles. You can purchase them at Lowe's for $0.16 each. Make sure each one is clean and without dust.
2. For paper & photo coasters, place a thin layer of mod podge with a foam brush onto the back of your paper and place onto the tile. Ensure the paper is straight and press out any bubbles.
3. Apply a thin layer of mod podge to the surface of the paper. Ensure the layer of mod podge is thin or you will cause the paper to get too wet and it will cause holes.
4. Allow any mod podge coasters to dry overnight.
5. Next add another thin layer of mod podge across the paper tiles. Use this step to ensure that your paper is not loose on any edges. If an edge is not fully podged (is that a word?), apply a small amount of mod podge under any loose corners. Allow to dry overnight.
6. After all coasters are completely dry and paper is fully adhered to the tiles, apply a layer of clear glaze to all coasters (paper, photo, or spray paint). Allow to dry overnight.
8. Use a hot glue gun to apply the felt to the back of all your decorated coasters. Allow to fully cool.
Now you have a set of personalized and beautiful coasters! But if you're like me, something has to go terrible wrong when you attempt a Pinterest project. I knew I wanted to use spray paint and also needed to apply the clear glaze and I was on a time crunch to complete them before Christmas. The problem? It was below freezing outside and snow covered the ground.
After ensuring it was safe to spray paint inside (I checked the safety on Krylon's website), I set out to make a "well-ventilated" area. I taped clear plastic on the floor, opened the windows, and set up my box fan to draw out any fumes.
I hope you find this DIY project simple and fun! Let me know if you make them!! Oh, and make sure to follow me on Pinterest!