Hello, friends! I have some ceramic tile DIY coasters you'll love to learn about. Make these for yourself or for a gift!
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Supplies for making your own coasters:
- Stock photos - I printed some photos that are free of copyrights at Pixabay.com (or your own photos would work great too!) on regular copy paper. Thicker paper would work well. I have not tried this with actual photo paper. If you do, leave me a note regarding how they turn out!
- Simple, plain white ceramic tiles measuring 4x4 inches (you can typically find these really affordable at big box stores. Be sure to find tiles without chips!)
- Foam brushes
- Small roller brush
- Door bumpers or cork board to put on back of tiles
- Krylon Sealer
Steps to make:
- Find photos are prints you love
Select photos, then cut down to 4x4 inches to fit the tile.
Ensure you have all of your supplies ready to go before proceeding to the next step! Since you are working with glue, you will want to be able to work fairly quickly and not have to spend time searching for something.
- Place the tile on an old towel or paper towel to avoid making a mess with the ModPodge.
Be sure you don't glue the tile to your towel by accident.
- Brush a layer of ModPodge directly onto the tile.
- Quickly and carefully place your trimmed photo onto the tile.
- Add another layer of ModPodge on top of the photo.
Then use the roller to smooth out the bubbles.
Don't roll too much as you'll destroy the picture. I've found that thicker paper tends to work better with the ModPodge.
If you need more tips on using Modpodge for crafts, I give more details when I created glass pebble magnets.
- After the ModPodge has completely dried, seal the coasters with 3 light coats of Kylon Sealer, allowing dry time between coats.
- To protect the table surface from the tile, use something on the back of the coasters such as door bumpers.
I placed a door bumper on each of the four backside corners of the coaster. This also keeps the coaster from moving around on the table when a drink is sitting on it!
Alternatively, you could cut a piece of cork board to fit the tile and hot glue it to the back. I found the door bumpers worked well and were very fast to apply.
That's it! Ceramic Tile DIY Coasters!
Be sure to wait 24 hours to allow the Krylon sealer to dry completely before using.
Another great craft that is fun to add to your home decor is nail and string art! I made ours with my daughter and had a blast!
What do you think? The DIY coasters can really add a personal touch to your coffee table.
Looking for more DIY craft ideas? Try learning how to make brown sugar scrub.
Not a craft for home decor, but one I know you'll enjoy!
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