I know, I know, as if you haven’t seen these on Pinterest
a billion and six times before. I however, am a little bitter that I didn’t patent the idea because I did them before Pinterest went viral! I am the hipster of the tile coaster making art was happily reassured when people started pinning and making them because that meant they were not tacky and that my ideas were not ridiculous .
RIGHT?! *nervous laugh*
Here is my tutorial on how to make some fun tile coasters! They make a fun gift and you can make seasonal ones for each part of the year since they are so inexpensive and easy to make!
I had two glass tiles that my mother gave me after her bathroom renovation, she knows I like freebies! If you need to buy them yourself they are 25 cents, (or less) each at Lowes or Home Depot.
Choose your image! You can print out a picture online, use magazine clippings, a photo, whatever you want! I printed a picture from online. I love botanical prints, especially fruit ones.
Grab some Mod Podge and a brush…
Get started! What I normally do is find a part of the picture that I like best and trace the tile onto the part of the paper that I like. Take your scissors and cut the traced square. Repeat for however many coasters you are making.
Once you have your cut outs, place them on the tiles accordingly. Once you have an idea of how you are going to arrange your images, put a thin to medium layer of Mod Podge on the tile and place your picture on top. Smooth out any air bubbles. Then, put a layer of Mod Podge over the picture to water seal it. Repeat 3-4 times, letting the layers dry between coats.