52 Week Challenge: #18 DIY Coasters

Sunday, June 3

I admit it, I'm a little behind with my craft challenge posts. I had some tutorials building up, unfinished projects, and a pile of images to edit. Procrastinate much? Well I'm here to show you how to make these awesome little coasters that I made last week for my sister's birthday. Then I'll be sharing this week's diy tomorrow over at My Billie
Here's what you need:
  1. Trace squares that fit just slightly smaller than your tiles. My tiles were 4.25"x4.25" so I cut my squares to 4"x4".
  2. Cut your squares out. I cut more than the amount of coasters I planned to make so that I could create lots of color and pattern combinations.
  3. Use a ruler to cut the squares into triangles.
  4. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the tile and cover with paper. Use a credit card to flatten out any wrinkles or air bubbles in the paper. Let dry.
  5. Cut squares from the felt to fit the tiles.
  6. Apply a second layer of Mod Podge to your tile. Let dry.
  7. Once the Mod Podge has dried completely. Spray each tile with a clear gloss coat. Let dry.
  8. After the clear coat has hardened. Turn the tiles over and spray them with adhesive, press on the felt squares. This will keep them from scratching furniture.

Let them dry and they're ready to go!


  1. LOL, I'm in that procrastinating stage too. Glad to see you're pushing ahead...these are lovely!

  2. I made these around Christmastime and they were great little gifts for my aunts! I really love how you put two patterns on each...very cute!

  3. oh my i love these! looks like i've got a new project to play with.

  4. I did something like this really recently. I like yours MUCH more than mine ;)

  5. That's really genius! So lovely work and a wonderful blog you have!

  6. I made these and was disappointed that even three weeks later the coasters were still tacky and my cups would stick to them. What could be the problem?

    1. Oh No! I'm sorry to hear that it didn't work out. I gave these away as a gift to my sister, so I would have to ask her how they are working out. Perhaps it could be the kind of clear coat you are using? Hope that helps! :)

  7. this is the best idea ever! wow! :) i think i'd add those ikea adhesive felt circles to the bottoms of the coasters so i wouldn't scratch up my wood, too...i guess i know what this weekend's project is! haha.

  8. i loved your DIY so I did it too :) check out my blog and let me know what you think of mine please!



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