Monday, July 2, 2012

Tile Coasters

Many moons ago I saw a fabulous idea on Pinterest that I wanted to replicate. So I hurried out to A.C. Moore and bought all the supplies only to have them sit in my "craft" room for six months. I guess I just kind of forgot about them there for a bit. With all this extra time on my hands thanks to summer vacay I knew it was time to crack these puppies out and give it a go! Here are step-by-step instructions on how to create tile coasters with some of your favorite pictures:

Step 1: Purchase tiles
These cost me about 40 cents each at the local Lowes.

Step 2: Select pictures and cut them to the size of the tile
I used pictures from our wedding, but you could use anything you wanted. This process also works with scrapbooking paper. Just about any paper works other than something printed by an inkjet printer (it gets smudgy). 

Step 3: Apply a light coat of Modge Podge to the back of the picture and adhere it to the tile. Let the tile dry for about 20 minutes. Then, apply a light layer of Modge Podge on top of the picture. Let dry for about 20 minutes. Repeat 5-6 times.
While these were drying, I cut out the felt for the next step. 

Step 4: When your tiles are dry, turn them over and adhere felt to back.
I used a hot glue gun, but rubber cement or super glue would probably do the job too!

Step 5: Display and tell everyone how hard you worked;-)
You can use your coasters the next day but don’t put anything HOT on them for a month – that’s how long it takes the mod podge to fully set in and do its job.


  1. I saw these a bit different on pinterest and have begun to make some with Scrapbook paper. My instructions say to be extra waterproof to spray with gloss finish :)

  2. Ohhh I loooove that you used black and white pictures! I've never seen them done that way!

  3. Super cute! I've seen lots of them done w/ the scrapbook paper, but never with pictures! The black and whites look great!!!

  4. I love this! I think I might do this with Brian and my engagement pictures! They are so cute, and I love the black and white! Great job, and thanks for the idea!

  5. i love these!
    i picked up tiles for 9 cents each at menards the other day.
    now i just to pick the pictures out!
    yours turned out so nice!! :)

  6. This is such a great idea! I've seen the tutorials with scrapbook paper, but I haven't thought of doing photos!!!