DIY Tile Coasters

DIY tile coaster tutorial

I have been bitten by the tile coaster making bug! The other day I asked in my local Buy Nothing Project group if anyone had any tiles sitting around, unwanted. Within a few minutes someone had an entire box of tiles for me to play with.

DIY tile coaster tutorial

These are so easy to make, and really so much fun.

DIY tile coaster tutorial

You need white glue and water, tiles, pages of a book to tear up, a thin permanent marker, watercolors, and clear varnish, (optional: felt circle furniture protector thingies).

DIY tile coaster tutorial

First, tear up pages of a book (I keep one especially for this in my crafting supplies) and decoupage them on (with the white glue/water mixture) the tiles. If you need to see details of how to make your own decoupage medium, check out this post here.

DIY tile coaster tutorial

After they dry, take your permanent marker and draw something. Anything you want!

DIY tile coaster tutorial

After that, take some watercolor paints and give them some color.

DIY tile coaster tutorial

After the paint is dry, coat with clear varnish and let dry. Add felt circles to the backs to protect your furniture.

DIY tile coaster tutorial

Falafel saw me having so much fun with these and she wanted to do some, herself.

DIY tile coaster tutorial

I love hers so much.

DIY tile coaster tutorial

This project is really open to your interpretation. You can be as creative as you want!

DIY tile coaster tutorial

In the box of tiles were little ones that were begging to become magnets.

DIY tile coaster tutorial

I just decoupaged some pictures from the book, sealed them with varnish, then used my super strong E6000 glue (in a well ventilated area) to stick on circle magnets.

DIY tile coaster tutorial

SO CUTE.

DIY tile coaster tutorial

This guy cracks me up.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and as always, I would love to see yours if you give this a try!

2 thoughts on “DIY Tile Coasters

  1. Oh, I have a box of tiles from a garage sale that the hubby wants out of his shop. this is perfect for the valentine gifts I want to make for some friends!!! I think I could stamp on white/colored paper and then decopage that on, right?

    1. I would decoupage first, because I noticed some running and smearing, even when we brushed on the varnish.
      Give it a try! I can’t wait to see.

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