DIY Tile Coasters

So one of  my latest projects were these modern DIY tile coasters......
Seriously! So easy to make....as simple as turning on a
 light switch. Sober of course...intoxicated is a different story. Or so I've heard.
The cherry on top is that they pretty much cost next to nothing to make.
I scored ceramic bath tiles from my local home improvement store for 12 cents each.
Yeaaahh...I knew that would excite the frugal freak inside of ya.
Here's the 4-1-1:
1. Trace around your tiles on some fun paper & then cut out.
2. Apply some Mod Podge to the top of your tile & then place the paper on top.
3. Brush another coat of Mod Podge to the top of your paper & allow to dry.
4. Then finish each coaster with a coat of Polyurethane.
5. In order to keep your coasters from scratching up your tables glue felt on the bottom of your tiles. You can also use those felt tips made to use on the bottom of chair and stool legs.
If you're feeling kind & aren't having one of those days were you hate everyone for no apparent reason {thank you PMS} then you can make up another set & give it as a gift.

On the other hand....if you aren't feeling so kind you can just give them one of these.


Are you a coaster cringer?
Do you secretly panic inside when people place their glasses down without using a coaster?


23 comments

Katie said...

you are awesome!! pinning this and plan on making them for gifts!! thank you for your crafiness! : )

Michelle said...

i'm pretty sure this post voiced all of my inner thoughts on coasters...from my inner frugal freakster, to the hilarious note on the coaster, and the silent inner cringe when a cold glass gets put down on my table. thanks for sharing!

Koru Kate {Koru Wedding} said...

How cute! I'd love to make these as a gift. We always use coasters but we don't freak out if a guest forgets to use one.

Meg {henninglove} said...

you are so creative, coasters are super easy and i love the prints you selected jennifer

Jenny Melrose said...

I love the prints that you chose! So cute! I'm visiting from Uncommonly Yours Linky.

Tonia L said...

CUTE! These would be great as Christmas gifts!

live-love-laugh said...

I LOVE THESE!! they are adorable.
i would love for you to join up with our party over at live love laugh
http://live-love-laugh-interiordesign.blogspot.com.au/

Denise Pacurar said...

Wow! This is sooo easy to make!! What a GREAT gift idea!!! I'll have to try this for sure!! I'll be sure to link back to your DIY if I give it a try and post about it :)

<3 Denise

http://allthingsnew-denise.blogspot.com/

GAR said...

...or when they walk in with their shoes on, or how about not re-folding the towel in the bathroom, eating without a napkin or plate as they're walking around the house, brushing their crums off the table onto the floor - slick move with our dark floors. Me panic? NEVER! - great post - love the coasters.

SweetPepperRose said...

These are just too cute! we've got this project on our list of gifts to make for our daughter's bridemaids next year! Thanks for sharing!
JoAnn

Jane said...

Love these so much...I featured them today on my blog!!

Jane
Finding Fabulous
www.findingfabulousblog.com

Stephanie @ Henry Happened said...

hey, these look great! why didn't I think of that? I love the patterns you picked!

The Single Nester said...

Love the papers you chose.

Stacey said...

You are funny and clever. And I like your project - so cute - featuring this tonight!
Stacey of Embracing Change :o)

shahbaz khan said...

This was a unique gift idea for me. I am thinking to use your ideas to send gift to my friends. Do you have some more unique collection of gifts?

Nicole {WonkyWonderful} said...

Love the coasters - very cute & simple project! Visiting from Thee Networking Blog Hop & now a follower :)

Terri Winkley said...

I have tried this and had an issue with the cork sticking to the other tiles when stacked. What am I doing wrong? HELP!!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Hi Terri,I'm assuming your used cork on the bottom of the coasters, correct? Did you maybe stack them shortly after you made them. Perhaps some of the mod podge wasn't fully dry the first time you stacked them and now the residue is continously making them stick. Maybe you could remove the cork from the bottom of the coasters and use felt instead? Or as I did use those little round felt protectors you use on the bottom of chairs so they don't scratch floors. Good luck!



Anonymous said...

Did you use anything to make it water proof?

Anonymous said...

little behind here. basic question: where do you get such adorable paper? Michaels? Anybody know a good wholesale online site? my email for direct help:sandlbryner2go@yahoo.com thanks

Amy Petroelje said...

Hi there, quick question. I've made these coasters before via another blog, but quickly gave up when the mod podge made them stick to each other when stacked. All of my coasters were ruined as soon as they were stacked and left for any stretch of time, as I literally had to pry them apart. Did you find that the polyurethane prevented the sticking? I tried a waterproof spray that the other blog recommended... made no difference. Thoughts?

Thanks!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Hi Amy, What a headache! I'm sorry that happened with your coasters. I have not noticed a problem with mine sticking together so I would say the polyurethane definitely helped. Good luck!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Hello Anonymous! I actually find a lot of my favorite scrap book paper at a scrapbook store called Archivers. I know they are in about 18 states. Sometimes I find some cute paper at Michaels and Jo-annes as well.

I'd love to hear from you!

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