Easy DIY Coasters

Happy Friday Eve friends!
I am so excited to be sharing my first holiday DIY with you today! I've been keeping my focus on wedding crafts for the past few months, but this week I decided to take a break from that and direct myself towards all things festive. There is so something so calming to me about crafting gifts and holiday decor. Though really the holidays in general just leave me with a warm fuzzy feeling all around. For my first holiday craft, I thought I'd make a few coasters to give out as hostess gifts during Thanksgiving next week/upcoming holiday parties. They're super cheap to make, really simple to customize and EASY. All of my favorite things!


To make your own DIY coasters you'll need...
-Ceramic tiles. I got mine at Home Depot for 16 cents each. 
-Paper of your choice. I used black and white striped wrapping paper, but you can use anything. Scrapbook paper, sheet music, your favorite photos, the possibilities are endless!
-Mod Podge
-Brush
-Scissors
-Pencil
-EnviroTex Lite (a high gloss finish, necessary so your coasters stay water proof!)


Here's what you do...


Start by tracing an outline of your tile on whatever paper or print you've chosen to use. Don't worry about
being too precise with this. The tiles have rough edges so it can be a little difficult, just trace as close as to the tile as you can. Cut your piece out and generously spread some mod podge on the back of it.


Carefully place your paper onto your clean tile, pressing everything down and smoothing out any bumps or air bubbles. Let your coaster sit for about 15 minutes. Next, add a thin layer of mod podge on top of your coaster, with your brush strokes going down. Let dry for another 15 minutes.


Add one more layer of mod podge, this time making your brush strokes horizontal. Let this dry over night. To make sure your tiles are water proof, I highly recommend stopping by Michael's or any craft store and picking up EnvirTex Lite. The instructions are fairly simple but the results are awesome. This seals your print into the tile and will help everything last a long time. I used a 50% off coupon at Michael's and spent about $7 on a small box. You can find a Michael's coupon here


Once everything is dry, admire your work and either enjoy them yourself or wrap them with a pretty bow to give as a gift! 
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28 comments:

  1. I NEVER would have thought to get ceramic tiles to do this! Perfect idea, and incredibly cheap but super cute Christmas presents, right?!

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  2. I LOVE this idea! I am obsessed with DIY crafts (especially around the holiday's or someone's birthday!) What a cute and creative gift idea <3

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  3. They turned out really cute! I'm loving blackened white stripes right now! ~ Jessa

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  4. LOVE IT!!! just need a nice cuppa joe to keep on them at all times :)

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  5. Love this idea! I've also thought about doing it with photos.

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  6. You did an amazing job with these coasters. Now I want to give them a try too!

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  7. What are great gift idea! Perfect handmade for everyone.

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  8. These are too cute! What a great gift idea!

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  9. Awesome! Those would make a great holiday gift!

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  10. These look great. I like how simple they are.

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  11. oh wow so beautiful and so easy, just ceramic tiles and turn them into those beauties oh wow.

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  12. I love DIY's. These are such beautiful little coasters and so on trend for the moment. I love the idea of giving a set as a present. Especially with that fab red bow wrapped around!

    Katie <3

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  13. Oh! I know exactly what to make for my bar! <3 Thanks for the idea and tutorial! <3

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  14. Great idea for a stocking stuffer and also a gift for friend, they will surely appreciate it.

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  15. adorable...this is a diy i can actually do!

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  16. I love giving DIY gifts. This one is really cute.

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  17. These would make great hostess gifts. I've never heard of the pour-on high gloss but it sounds like a handy product.

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  18. This is a really cute idea for a present! Or just to spice up my own coasters and make people jealous haha

    ~ K

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  19. i LOVE this idea! For some reason i am obsessed with coasters but can never find any that I really love. I think this idea is genius! I guess if you can't find what you like make it lol Pinned! I will definitely do this project :)

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  20. What a great gift idea. I like how you can personalize the tiles by using different papers.

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  21. Oh my gosh these are so cute, I want to make them for myself!! :)

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  22. Great DIY project, those look fantastic, and simple to make too! The b&w stripes are so simple and chic. <3

    xo,
    lauriel
    EyeForElegance.com

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  23. Pinning for sure!!!! Super easy and super practical. LOVE this.

    Thrifting Diva
    www.thriftingdiva.com

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  24. These coasters are really pretty. So chic!

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  25. Sounds like you made some good wedding progress in November! My dog NEEDS that sweater! :) I love the coasters as well...thanks for sharing!

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