14 Jul

DIY Tutorial: Mod Podge Tile Coasters

DIY Mod Podge Tile Coaster Tutorial

Jaime Curtis – one of the talented women behind the ultra-inspiring Prudent Baby – was kind enough to share this fabulous Mod Podge Tile Coasters tutorial with us!

The best thing about this type of project is that you can literally tailor it to any style & color palette you want… there are so many great gift wrap & scrapbook papers out there, so the sky’s the limit! Added bonus: they cost less than $5/set & made for a great gift idea too. Here goes with the DIY details:


DIY Mod Podge Coaster Tutorial

1. Purchase some tiles. I bought six of the cheapest tiles I could find in glossy white; it was under $2.

DIY Mod Podge Tile Coaster Tutorial

2. Trace your tiles onto your paper. I used these cute matryoshka and owl wrapping papers I found at the art supply store, but you can use any paper other than something printed on your inkjet printer (it will get all smeary):

DIY Mod Podge Tile Coaster Tutorial

3. Cut out the squares with an exacto knife – about 1/8″ to 1/4″ smaller then your square on each side – depending on how much tile you’d like to see as a border:

DIY Mod Podge Tile Coaster Tutorial

4. Apply a light coat of Mod Podge to each tile with a sponge brush, then center your paper on top. (Work on one tile at a time.) Use your fingers to press the paper nice and flat. Don’t lift it up once you get it on or it will rip and become a big ol’ mess. Let the tiles dry for 20 minutes.

DIY Mod Podge Tile Coaster Tutorial

DIY Mod Podge Tile Coaster Tutorial

5. While they are drying, cut out six squares of felt for the bottom of your coasters:

DIY Mod Podge Tile Coaster Tutorial

6. With your sponge brush, apply another light coat of mod podge to each tile. Let the coat dry for twenty minutes. Repeat this process five or six times.

DIY Mod Podge Tile Coaster Tutorial

7. When your tiles are dry, turn them over and glue the felt squares to the back.  I used rubber cement, but I think tacky glue would work too.  You could also use cork or those felt dots that normally go on the bottom of furniture legs.

DIY Mod Podge Tile Coaster Tutorial

Note: You can use your coasters the next day but don’t put anything HOT on them for a month – that’s how long it takes the mod podge to fully cure.  If you apply a sealant you can use them sooner, as per the directions on the sealant. (I used Polyurethane Spray.)

DIY Mod Podge Tile Coaster Tutorial

You’re done! Drink up!

DIY Mod Podge Tile Coaster Tutorial


P.S. Also – a BIG CONGRATS to Jaime on the upcoming release of her new bookPrudent Advice – which is now available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Indie Bound! More info here.

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Gayle SAYS:

I am so impressed with this tutorial! I can’t wait to try it out. They would make fantastic save the dates or wedding favors or just a terrific gift! Thanks!

Reply July 14, 2010 at 4:54 am

brooke @ claremont road SAYS:

What a fantastic idea for a personalized gift! I’m bookmarking this one :) Thanks so much for sharing.

Reply July 14, 2010 at 6:27 am

persis SAYS:

wonderful DIY!

just passing by your blog and i have to say its GORGEOUS. do drop by mine too when you have some time. perhaps we can follow each other. =)


Reply July 14, 2010 at 9:21 am

Stacey SAYS:

Great project! You’re right – that would make a great gift! Hostess gift or new home gift. Can be very personalized. Thanks for sharing!

Reply July 14, 2010 at 9:38 am

Hillary SAYS:

very impressive! very cute designs and perfect for kids party

Reply July 14, 2010 at 10:05 am

Elisha Akram SAYS:

love it!

Reply July 14, 2010 at 10:51 am

Ashley @ Indie Pretty Projects SAYS:

Love these! Will definitely be trying. Thanks for sharing :)

Reply July 14, 2010 at 12:22 pm

jaime SAYS:

what a great treat to be on HWTM today! thank you!

Reply July 14, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Adriana Garcia SAYS:

Amazing tutorial, I love using Mod Podge. I’m going to try this!

Reply July 14, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Susan Southerland SAYS:

Thanks for the quick and easy craft idea that’s perfect for home decorating or a great gift idea!

Reply July 15, 2010 at 7:05 am


This is a great tutorial! I love this and plan to make a few of these myself.

Reply July 15, 2010 at 11:18 am

JennyLove SAYS:

what a great DIY tutorial! xmas is just around the corner and guess what everyone on my list will be getting?! thanks for sharing!

Reply July 15, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Cassandra SAYS:

Great Idea! I LOVE to decoupage!

Reply July 16, 2010 at 8:56 am

bridal girl SAYS:

Wow! So cool! I am not a DIY person so I never thought creating coasters is this easy! Thanks so much!

Reply July 18, 2010 at 4:00 am

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