Perfect for any special day, this simple tile coaster tutorial will have you making unique beverage coasters for everyone on your gift list. At less than $5 per set, this is an unique way to showcase your creative side and create a personalized gift your recipient will use for years to come. All you need are square tiles, vinyl, some felt, and a decoupage medium.
If there is one thing I am focusing on this month, it is resetting. September is in full swing, and I am taking some well deserved time to relax and enjoy life. Each weekday, I have committed to taking 20 minutes to read. And, I’m not talking about scrolling through social media catching up on celebrity gossip and what’s going on with my friends. I do that while waiting in the school pick up line.
Magazines have become a favorite of mine because I can finish an article or two while I’m enjoying a refreshing glass of Snapple® Peach Iced Tea. The 64 Oz. Snapple products are on rollback at Walmart from $1.98 to $1.50. This great deal is available now through November 30, 2016, and only at Walmart stores.
Although I have only committed to daily reading for a few weeks, I already feel more rejuvenated. To be sure that I am taking my daily reading break, I scheduled it on my calendar. This allows me to take a break without the guilt or pressure that I should be doing something else. If you have trouble taking time for yourself, I encourage you to block the time on your calendar, too!
If I invited you to my home, you’d see that using a beverage coaster is a non-negotiable. I have one on my desk, you will find them in our den, and you’ll see them in the living room as well. The condensation rings left behind if you don’t use a coaster create more cleaning. And, who wants to spend their valuable time cleaning rather than unwinding? Not this girl. That’s why I created this simple tile coaster tutorial for you. Because I want you to spend your time taking a much needed break, not wiping up condensation rings.
Supplies Needed to Make One Set of Tile Coasters:
4 square tiles available at your neighborhood home improvement store
4 vinyl designs, you can create your own using an electronic cutting machine or purchase pre-cut vinyl designs from the craft section
4 pieces of felt
Disposable sponge brush
Burnishing tool, such as a credit card
Spray Adhesive Glue
Clear acrylic sealer (optional)
How to Make a Tile Coaster:
Once you’ve gathered your supplies, you can begin to assemble the tile coasters.
The first step is transfering the vinyl design to the tile. Use a burnishing tool to ensure the vinyl adheres to the tile well. The world needs more flamingos. [If you don’t have a burnishing tool, a credit card or gift card is sufficient.]
Repeat this step with all four tiles.
Apply a thin layer of decoupague medium over the top of the tile. I chose the glitter version, because that seems to go with flamingos! Allow to dry completely.
Flip the tile coaster over and glue the felt to the bottom of the tile. Take care to center the felt. Allow glue to dry completly. Repeat this process with all tile coasters.
If you plan to gift this set of tile coasters, simply stack them one on top of another and tie with a ribbon. A simple handmade gift in no time.
I’ll be making more of these as holiday and hostess gifts. This set is mine! And for now? I’m going to sit down, enjoy a tall glass of Snapple Peach Iced Tea and a snack while reading a magazine.
Remember, you an purchase 64 Oz. bottles of Snapple Teas on Rollback only at Walmart. Be sure to try all three flavors: Peach, Diet Peach, and Kiwi Strawberry.
Carol Nassef says
What do you put on the tile before you rub the flamingo on it and what do you do with the spray glue
I don’t put anything on the tile before applying the flamingo. You may, however, wipe the tile down with rubbing alcohol. The spray glue is used to affix the felt backing to the title. If you don’t have spray glue, another durable glue should be a sufficient substitute.
Thanks so much for stopping by, enjoy your weekend!
Do you need to seal the decopage medium?
Hi Amanda – The decoupage medium acts as a seal for the coaster. There is no need to add an additional seal. Have a great week!
Robbin shelby says
Does it have to be a vinyl print or can it be paper
Hi Robbin – If you opt to use paper, choose one that is a bit thicker, such as scrapbook paper. You’ll want to follow a different process to make your coasters, though. After choosing your paper and cutting it to whatever size or shape you want, apply a thin layer of decoupage medium to the tile. Then apply the scrapbook paper design. Allow it to try for 15 minutes, then apply a thin layer of decoupage medium over the entire tile. Allow it to try and repeat this step. Once it is completely dry, flip it over and attach the felt to the bottom. Happy Creating!