Making coasters was my obsession this fall, mainly because I found them to be perfect handmade gifts. I had taken a break from making them, but now I'm back at it for a couple more gifts. I have made a variety of different types of coasters using photos, scrapbook paper and my personal favorite, maps.
What you will need:
- 4-6 Tiles (19 cents at home depot)
- Mod podge
- Clear acrylic sealer gloss
- Sponge brush
- Circular thin cork or felt squares
- Pictures, maps or paper of your choice!
Trim paper or picture to fit the tiles. Next place one layer of Mod Podge on the tile and while it is still wet place the paper on the top of the tile and flatten it out as much as possible. Wait for it to dry completely. Brush a layer of Mod Podge on top of the paper and repeat this with the remainder of the tiles. It is very important to let the mod podge dry completely in between coats(this is hard for me seeing as though i am a little impatient!) You will do a total of 2-3 coats of Mod Podge for each coaster.
After all of the tiles are completely dry spray them with the sealer gloss. I have been using three to five coats of the gloss, letting them dry in between. The gloss is an important step,because it keeps the coasters water proof. The final step is to glue the cork or felt on the bottom of the tile,and once they are dry they are ready for a beverage!