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
-4×4 ceramic tiles
-square cork backing
-4×4 squares of cardstock


I had of the supplies because I hoard craft supplies.


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.


Coat the tile with a thin layer of MOD PODGE.


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


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.


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


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


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