Quite a few friends and family members received custom coasters from me last holiday season. And I’m only just now getting around to posting the tutorial. Fail.
Can I blame it on the holiday hullaballoo + adopting a dog + buying a house = the coasters I made for Dan and I got pushed to the back of the closet, so I only just put the backings on this weekend? I can? Thanks.
Now that they’re done, we can finally stop using paper napkins and used envelopes as coasters. Rejoice!
Personalized Ceramic Coasters
4″ ceramic tiles (see note)
Hot Glue Gun
Note: I found our tiles at Significant Elements, an architectural reuse store near our house, but you could also go to the hardware store.
Step 1: Wipe down the tops of the tiles with a damp towel to get rid of any dust or dirt. Rub dry.
Step 2: Cut the paper into 4″ squares. I used a few sheets of coordinating papers to add some variety to our coasters, but you can use the same paper for all of them if you’d prefer.
Step 3: Using the sponge brush, cover the top of one tile with a thin layer of ModPodge. Quickly center a paper square over the ModPodge and gently press onto the tile. Smooth the paper from the center out to get rid of any wrinkles.
Step 4: Brush a thin layer of ModPodge over the paper and tile. Allow to dry completely.
Step 5: Apply another thin layer of ModPodge and allow to dry.
Step 6: Repeat steps 3-5 with the remaining tiles.
Step 7: Cut the felt into 4″ squares.
Step 8: Spread hot glue over the bottom of a tile and press a felt square over the glue. Allow to dry before using as a coaster.
These coasters were incredibly cheap and easy to make, so I can’t wait to make some holiday and seasonal versions!
Psst. Don’t forget to enter my Joss & Main $100 e-spree giveaway!