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DIY Tile Coasters with Mod Podge: Two Ways!

This awesome tutorial shows you how to make DIY tile coasters two ways! These decoupage coasters make great gifts for several occasions.

Skills Required: Beginner. DIY coasters are easy to make for newbie crafters. Just be sure to observe drying times and seal the coasters properly.

Mod Podge coasters tutorial - two ways

Hello, Mod Podge Rocks readers! It’s Linda here, from burlap+blue, and I’m here today to share with you a meaningful and unique craft for all of those upcoming spring and summer weddings: Mod Podge coasters.

Whether you need a wedding gift, a bridal shower gift, or a housewarming gift for the newlyweds, these personalized Mod Podge coasters are sure to be treasured by the new couple. I’m going to show you how to make each style above.

Important Note: You’ll want to use a final sealer that is waterproof and maybe also heat resistant on your coasters. Mod Podge can remain tacky for a bit as it cures, so crafters typically always want to add a final sealer.

In this project I used polyurethane, but you can also use a heat heat enamel (both auto parts stores and Home Depot sell them). When the coasters are dry, it still can take up to a month for them to fully cure so keep that in mind. Perspiration from cold glasses is usually fine during curing, but hot mugs may stick.


Let’s get started with these tile coasters!

Mod Podge tile coasters tutorial

Mod Podge Tile Coasters

Gather These Supplies

  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Stone tiles
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Polyurethane sealer
  • Stamps (I used a small Mr. and Mrs. stamp)
  • Stazon stamp ink
  • Cork or felt for the backing
  • Scissors
Square stone tiles, Mod Podge Gloss, Polyurethane, stamps, stamp pad, paper, and cork

Step 1: Cut a heart out of cardstock, and use this to trace and cut out four hearts out of your scrapbook paper. I found this textured, sequined paper at Michaels, and thought it was perfect for this project!

Four stone tiles and four hearts cut out of scrapbook paper

Step 2: Before affixing the hearts onto the tiles, I added a strip of washi tape down the side of each coaster tile. If you don’t have washi tape, you could easily use a length of scrapbook paper for this step!

I liked how this addition added a bit of dimension and contrast to the coasters. Next, place the hearts on your tiles and use your stamps (or your handwriting if you are lucky enough to have pretty penmanship!) to stamp out “Mr. and Mrs.” or “love” next to your heart.

Here’s what it looks like before Mod Podging . . .

Mod Podging a paper heart to the center of a stone tile

Step 3: Remove the heart, and place a layer of Mod Podge over the entire coaster, directly over the washi tape and stamped words. Place heart back on tile and smooth down.

Once dry, finish by adding another 2 – 3 coats of Mod Podge, and a coat of polyurethane sealer for extra durability (if desired).

Cork square glued to the back of a stone tile

Step 4: Add cork (or felt) to the backs of the coasters so that they don’t scratch the newlyweds’ furniture, and you’re done!

DIY tile coasters

Wrap in tissue paper and ribbon, and you’ve got a unique and useful gift for the new couple. Want another idea? How about a DIY coaster set personalized with the couple’s names and wedding date?

DIY tile coaster

Mod Podge Stone Coasters

Gather These Supplies

  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Stone tiles
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Polyurethane sealer
  • Letter stamps and heart stamp
  • Stazon stamp ink
  • Cork or felt for the backing
  • Scissors
Stone tiles, Mod Podge, Stamp pads, scrapbook paper, and stamps

Step 1: Cut square pieces of scrapbook paper (I love this wood grain pattern) to fit your coaster tiles. Decoupage them onto your coasters.

Mod Podge Gloss and a stone coaster and a foam brush

Step 2: Using your stamps, stamp out the names/date/etc. that you’d like on your finished coasters.

Stamps laying next to a tile coaster

Step 3: Seal with 2 – 3 coats of Mod Podge, and a coat of polyurethane or heat heat enamel (if using). Back with cork.

Mod Podge tile coaster

Here are both Mod Podge coaster sets together again:

How to make Mod Podge tile coasters two ways
Yield: 4 coasters

Tile Coasters

Mod Podge tile coasters tutorial

Learn how to decorate tiles with Mod Podge, and turn them into coasters! This is an easy craft that makes a great gift.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2

Materials

  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Stone tiles
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Polyurethane sealer
  • Letter stamps and heart stamp
  • Stazon stamp ink
  • Cork or felt for the backing

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Cut square pieces of paper to fit the tiles using scissors.
  2. Add a layer of Mod Podge to the top of a tile; place the paper down and smooth. Let dry 15 - 20 minutes. Repeat with the additional tiles.
  3. Using the stamps, stamp out the names/date/etc. that you'd like on the finished coasters. Let dry for several hours.
  4. Seal each tile with 2 - 3 coats of Mod Podge, letting dry between coats.
  5. Trim cork to fit the back of the coasters. Glue on with craft glue or E-6000.
  6. Once dry, apply polyurethane or high heat enamel spray to the tops of the coasters. Let dry for several hours before using.

Notes

  • I paid $.50 per tile at Home Depot for a total of $2. I already had the other items on hand.
  • NOT ALL INK PADS work with Mod Podge. I find that StazOn and Ranger Archival work the best with no smearing.

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Thank you so much for letting me share my DIY tile coasters with you all today! You can find lots of other tutorials and inspiration on my blog, burlap+blue. I’d also love for you to visit the following coaster posts:

Lana

Tuesday 25th of May 2021

Do you have to wait for these to cure for 30c days before selling them or giving them as gifts to people? Is there going to still be condensation with these?? Thanks!

Steph

Tuesday 19th of February 2013

Love the stone tiles! I normally make coasters using the cheap plain white ones, but I'm definitely going to have to give this a try next time, great effect!

Linda

Saturday 16th of February 2013

Pretty cool!

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