Here’s the step-by-step guide to making lovely homemade coasters.
These are great gifts especially if we want to give something special and personalized but don’t want to break the bank.
It’s such a great personalized gift for family and friends and a wonderful art project for kids.
The photo coasters, since they are square, can be used for Instagram photos or home decor pictures.
They make great personalized gifts for Christmas, birthdays, baby showers, Mother’s Day, or a little something crafty for yourself and your own amazing home decor! Let’s start!
What You Need
As always, having the right supplies for sure is always the first step to any successful project. Here is what you need:
- White 4-inch by 4-inch tile
- Mod podge
- Decorative luster paper (instead of paper, you can use photos)
- Foam brush or paintbrush
- Little rubber feet
- Pair of scissors
- Optional: epoxy finish or topcoat
- Paper wax (or some other paper to keep the work surface clean)
Step 1 – Preparation
Cut the decorative paper (or photos) into squares. Make sure to cut it to be a little smaller than your tile to create a pretty edge
Step 2 – Mod podge baby
Use your foam brush to paint a layer of mod podge on the tile. Then put the square of paper on the tile. Press down and smooth out any bubbles. Paint another layer ofmod podge on the paper
Step 3 – Let it dry
Let the coaster dry for at least 20 minutes and then repeat.
Step 4 – Add feet
After your coasters have completely dried, add your little rubber feet to the bottom, one in each corner.
Helpful Tip: Don’t use felt as they tend to stick when coasters are stacked.
Step 5 – Optional step: Add a top coat
For the final finishing touch, add a top coat to help protect your beautiful artwork
My Another Idea
Using a print of an antique map of Spain from the 1780s that I love is my another project. Which one do you prefer?
Have a super-duper creation!