Thursday, October 14, 2010

Coasting by

I was recently hunting for some adorable, bright coasters to fit our living room aesthetic but couldn't find a thing that suited my taste! Every set I saw was very brown, stodgy, and pricey!

I decided to take matters into my own hands with a DIY project instead. The end result was the adorable coasters below and cost less than $8 to make!

Here's the how-to:

1. 4 loose tiles, Home Depot, $0.12 each
2. 1 piece scrapbook paper, Michael's, $0.40
3. Modge Podge Matte, Michael's, $4
4. Cork board roll, Michael's, $2
5. Ribbon and buttons, lying around the house
6. Scissors
7. Glue

1. Trace an outline of the tile on the corkboard and cut out a square slightly smaller than this outline. Repeat four times.
2. Glue the corkboard squares to the back of each tile piece and allow to thoroughly dry. The corkboard will prevent the coasters from slipping or scratching.
3. On the backside of your scrapbook paper, trace the outline of the tile and cut out exactly. Repeat four times.
4. Cut four ribbons to the length of each coaster.
5. Using the Modge Podge on both the tile and on top of the paper, secure the paper onto the tile.
6. While the Modge Podge is still wet, add the ribbon on top of the paper and secure with more Modge Podge on top.
7. Allow to dry then repeat with a second coat.
8. After the tiles are dry, use glue to add a button to the center of the ribbon.
9. Allow to dry and voila! New coasters!

P.S. The candle holder in these pictures is also a DIY project created from a $3 thrift store milk glass lamp!


  1. Thanks! They are super easy to make!

  2. SUPER cute! Love the button touch...I've bookmarked this project for possible Christmas gifts!

    Found you through CasaSugar...can't wait to check out more of your blog! (ps -- i'm 'seefree' over on casa)

  3. Thanks Cassie! I was thinking they'd be great holiday gifts as well. See you on casa!


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