Friday, April 8, 2011

Refurbished Tile Coasters

I need a present for a great friend this weekend, but we are still doing the Stash Busting Challenge with Robin at The T Shirt Diaries.  What is a girl to do???  Searching thru my "Stash" I found a pile of old tiles that were mis-printed.  Hummm....The tiles were to be coasters with a client's logo on them, so why not make them for a present.  Quandary solved- here is what I came up with.

4 square tiles (mine are 3.75" x 3.75")
4 pieces of scrapbook paper
Mod Podge
Sponge brush
Clear acrylic sealer

1.  Measure your tile. 

2.  Trim scrapbook paper to 1/4" less than tile.  My tiles are 3.57", so I cut my paper to 3.50" square.

3.  Coat tile with Mod Podge and center paper onto tile.  Let dry.

You can still see the old logo.

4.  Apply another coat of mod podge.  Repeat 3 more times.  Allow to dry 15 minutes between each application.

5.  While drying cut cork into 4 circles or squares.  Put aside for later use.

6.  After tile is dry, take tiles outside and spray with sealer.

7.  Once dry, glue cork to the bottom corners.

8.  Wrap 4 of the coasters with ribbon or raffia and you have a beautiful handmade gift.

Did you remember to make a few extra?  If you did now you have an extra gift on hand.

Or- you have a set of costers for you to enjoy!


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

    These coasters are adorable!!

    Good luck with your chest of drawers!!

  2. I'm loving all the coaster tutorials lately! This is one fabulous! I would love to have you link this to my VIP party this weekend =)

  3. LOVE this! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!


  4. Great project. I have everything but the tiles. I will remember this one.

  5. Hey I'm you're first follower. Hope you have many more.

  6. I have wanted to try something like this for a while! Found you from the creative bloggers party and hop and I am your newest follower!

  7. so cuteee, love the refurbished tile coasters!!

    i'm your newest follower from the Bloggers Party and Hop at TypeAdecorating.

    Susan at

  8. Those came out so cute. I have some extra tile in my basement. I have to try this project. I am your latest follower from the blog hop. Hope you stop by and follow me back. Thanks so much.

  9. I love these with the modpodged designs on them! I have been making cork backed tile coasters lately too but using solid tiles in different colors......

  10. Your coasters are beautiful! I hope you stop by the Tuesday To Do party and share it!


  11. Coasters lookin' good. Great job! Really appreciate you linking this up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

  12. Those are so pretty! Love the scrapbook paper you used. I am now following your blog! Stop by when you get the chance:

  13. These are so pretty and would be an awesome gift! I'm bookmarking this one.
    p.s. new follower

  14. i love tutorials, this one is very cute. thanks for sharing this at my party!

  15. I SPY a Creative Memories trimmer! I have one of those. thanks for linking this up to our Wicked Awesome Wed party, great tutorial!

  16. Cute! I want to do something similar! Great job!

  17. Yours are adorable! I've made some of these too. I love getting my tiles from ReStore - you never know what you're going to find!

  18. ahh this is soooo gorgeous!
    stopping by from Trendy Treehouse!
    Please stop by and say hi


  19. So cute- would make a great personalized engagement gift!

  20. Great reuse! But then, that's why we have our stashes. ;)

    Thanks for joining the party this week. Hope to see you again next week.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  21. Great gift idea. I am thinking of making some of these with tiny local maps for the tourist that visit my area.
    Thanks for sharing.

  22. These are so cute - I'm gonna have to give it a try!

  23. How darling! These turned out so sweet~ i love the different designs~ sharing these on FB~ thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  24. I love the colors you used, they look awesome.


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