homemade tile coasters

Our favorite Christmas gifts we made this year were homemade tile coasters!

(I'm sorry I couldn't post this up before the holidays so you could make them this year too, but I didn't want to spoil the surprise for everyone who was getting them for Christmas!)

The other gift we made this year was Homemade Pure Vanilla Extract!  Also super easy to make and fun to give!

These coasters were so easy and fun to make...  we made 50 and could have easily made more if we had the supplies!

I know we'll be making them again...  I want a bunch more for our house!

We used cabinet-door stops for the bottom, because we had easy access to those.  I love how sturdy they are...  but felt or cork would work just as good.

Then we wrapped them up in coordinating sets of 4 and tied them with ribbon for gifting!

(Thanks for the inspiration Pinterest!!)

These would also be so cool with pictures on them instead of scrapbook paper.  Just cut pictures to size and proceed as directed.

I plan on trying that next!

Homemade Tile Coasters Instructions
adapted from The Cottage Home

4 1/4" tiles (you can get them super cheap at Home Depot)
scrapbook paper
felt or cork or cabinet door stops
Mod Podge
sponge brush
strong glue (Fabri-tac or other)
clear spray acrylic sealer

Carefully cut the scrapbook paper into 4x4" squares.  Cut the felt or cork to 4x4" squares also, unless you are using door stops.

For each tile, spread a layer of Mod Podge onto a tile.  Lay a piece of scrapbook paper on top, lined up nicely and let dry for a minute while you do the next few.

Now, spread another good layer of Mod Podge on top of the papered tile making sure to get the whole surface evenly.  Let dry completely.  (You can repeat this step if you'd like...  we didn't find it necessary!)

Once they are all papered, Mod Podged and dry, take them outside and spray them evenly with a coat of the clear acrylic.  Let them dry completely before attaching the backing.

When they are completely dry, use the glue to attach felt or cork squares to the bottoms.  Or if you have access to cabinet door stops, they are already sticky so no glue needed...  just attach in the corners and press firmly!

Easy and fun!!

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