One of my favorite gifts to make are these tile coasters – made from plain white ceramic 4x4” tiles and gorgeous scrapbook paper (which I have boxes of… from a long time, extremely slow moving scrapbooking period in my life). Talk about an inexpensive craft. The tiles cost me $.16 a piece. But these cuties come out looking amazing.
What You Will Need:
- 4x4” Ceramic Tiles
- Scrapbook Paper or Fabric cut into 4” x 4” squares
- Mod Podge
- Clear Acrylic Spray Paint
- paint brush or foam brush
- Optional: Felt Tiles or silicone caulking for bottoms
Step 1: Clean the tiles and cut your fabric or scrapbook paper. Here I used scrapbook paper.
Step 2: Apply a coat of Mod Podge to each clean tile. Place square of paper in center of each tile.
(I used a cereal box to protect my surface... good and thick so nothing will leak through)
Step 3: Let paper adhere to tile by waiting 15 minutes after applying. Then paint over paper with a coat of Mod Podge.
Step 4: Apply 2-3 more coats of Mod Podge, allowing 15 minutes between coats.
Step 5: Let Mod Podge dry completely.
Step 6: Take coasters outside and spray paint with clear acrylic paint. This will seal the coasters and make them waterproof. Let dry according to paint can instructions.
Step 7: Glue felt squares to backs of each coaster. Let dry.
Now… grab a drink! Enjoy your coasters!
Makes an awesome, personal gift :]