Easy Last Minute Gift Idea: DIY Coasters

posted by on 12/23/2013 | 5 comments (leave one of your own)

I’ve been making these coasters for gifts the last few years and I thought I would share the super easy instructions.

Here’s what you need to make coasters:

-Clear spray gloss
-MOD Podge
-Spray Adhesive
-Brush
-4×4 ceramic tiles
-square cork backing
-4×4 squares of cardstock

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I had of the supplies because I hoard craft supplies.

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The ceramic tiles are sixteen cents a piece at Home Depot and I bought the cork backing for the coasters at Hobby Lobby for a few bucks for an eight pack. It fits perfectly on the back of the tile. I think the backing measures 3.8 inches x 3.8 inches. I trimmed my 6×6 card stock down to 4×4 with a ruler and an exacto knife to fit onto the tile.

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Coat the tile with a thin layer of MOD PODGE.

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Place card stock on top and lightly press to smooth out any bubbles. Let tile dry for about 30 minutes.

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Once the MOD PODGE is dry, lightly spray with a thin coat of spray gloss. Repeat this step at least once. When gloss is dry, coat one side of a cork backing square with spray adhesive and firmly press tile down onto square. Boom: coasters.

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I have been using one of the first sets I made for almost two years and they have held up great.

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Tie the coasters up in a set of four and impress your friends with your coaster making skills.

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