Tile Coasters

I recently took on a fun project!
I copied a status from someone else on Facebook to my own status… Basically it said,
“First 5 people to comment on this status get a handmade gift from me.”

I ended up allowing for two more, so seven handmade gifts in total.

The first two are finished, I decided to make them the same thing…
Cheap, easy, but super fun and way cute!! Tile Coasters!

I’ve been seeing these all over blogland. I initially saw them here at Mostly Food and Crafts where Danielle made some sweet Holiday coasters…

So I decided to take this idea and make my own.

The materials needed are:
  • 4 square tiles (I bought mine at Home Depot for $0.14 each)
  • Scrapbook paper (about half a sheet for each set of coasters)
  • I used my Silhouette SD for the cutting, but you could use any stencil or hand cut the designs yourself…
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Modge Podge
  • Foam brush
  • Modge Podge Sealer
  • Scissors
  • Sheet of crafting felt
I think in total the materials only cost me a couple of dollars
for each of the 2 sets of coasters that I made.

I made the first set of coasters for my friend, Katie.
I LOVE personalized things and TYPOGRAPHY, so I chose to use her name for one of the coasters.
And I used a cup with a straw from the free designs that came with my Silhouette.

I followed the same steps for the second set of coasters for my friend, Tess, except I used her name and the free wine glass that came with my Silhouette.

This is the screen shot of Katie’s cutouts on my Silhouette screen.
I simply measured the tiles, decided the size I wanted for the squares, inserted the cutouts and then printed/cut the page onto the scrapbook paper.

Next I used the foam brush to brush a layer of Modge Podge onto the two tiles, then took my cutouts and placed them in the center. I let those dry for about 15 minutes.


I brushed two layers of Modge Podge over the top of the cutouts on the tiles and allowed those to dry for 15 minutes each in between coats.


Once the second layer was dry, I sprayed two layers of the Modge Podge Sealer over the cutouts and tiles. Those dried.

For my last step, I cut out strips of matching felt and hot glued those to the bottoms of two of the tiles. The bottoms of the tiles are rough, so they felt serves as a protective barrier between them and the table surface they get placed on.

For the bottoms of Tess’s coasters I cut out a full square of white felt.
This last week I saw where Jennifer of Green Door Designs used a full square instead of strips and I liked the look!!


Here’s Katie’s coasters!! πŸ™‚
What do you think??
I think they turned out so lovely!
Great for my first attempt! haha!

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And here’s Tess’s coasters!!!

Sorry for the glare on that one…

And here in use…

Now they will each have a set of their very own, personalized coasters!

I wrapped each set up in ribbon and tissue paper….

I found these perfect little boxes at the Post Office…


And they are on their way!!!

Two handmade gifts down! Five to go!

 P.S. I’m linking this project up to the CSI Project!
This week’s this is Typography!!
Go here to link your Typography projects!
Visit thecsiproject.com

And here…

Serenity Now Crafty Cutter Party


  1. I want to make some!!! Those are really CUTE! and such a cute CHEAP idea!

  2. If you guys have a Habitat for Humanity Outlet store near you, you can the tile even cheaper. I buy some just about every time I go…Hubby usually doesn't want me to go with anymore and I think that's why…!!!

  3. I've had a similar tutorial bookmarked for months! I have to get on it! Yours are SO cute!

  4. modge podge can do anything i love it!!

  5. They came out great! Thanks for letting me know.

  6. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    I love that you put names on them! Such a cute idea!

  7. Green Door Girl says:

    They look so great!!! I love them and I am glad I inspired the full sized felt! I just got my silhouette, so I might have to do some more with fun cut-outs! πŸ™‚

  8. OH WOW!! Those are GREAT!!! I love them. πŸ™‚

  9. Naturally Me Creations says:

    I think they turned out great too! I still want to try out making these tile coasters, they look like a lot of fun…and make very cute gifts! πŸ™‚

    Tnx so much for linking up at my party! πŸ˜€

  10. To Sew With Love says:

    lovely coasters!

  11. I've had that bookmarked to do but thanks for mentioning the facebook handmade thing! I did that too and have been trying to think of something cheap for it but cute too. This is perfect!

  12. What a GREAT project, how did I not see that on facebook, lol. GREAT GREAT idea, and how lucky your winners are. You totally customized them, how cute. Look at you flaunting your new silloutte machine to us all, (sigh).

    Keep your eye out to see if you'll be FEATURED next week, in my new sidebar feature section. πŸ™‚

    Did you see my post about making a card for our soldiers??? You should really see if you can help out with this, I bet you could come up with something really special!!! Read about it HERE.

    THANKS so much for linking up to **AMAZE ME AUGUST**I love having you, and thanks to you, I'm getting close to my goal of having 100 link ups, YAYYY.

    Oh and PLEASE don't forget to come enter the giveaway from LUXE BLVD, she is now offering a $20.00 store CREDIT, so you can pick ANYTHING you want, how AWESOME right?? I would be so very thankful for the support, and so would STEPH !!!!

Bella πŸ™‚

  13. To Sew With Love says:

    what a great project, Kassi! we are featuring it today! thanks for linking up. we can't wait to see what you have next week!


  14. Lauren @ YoungNester says:

    I have the materials to make coasters, I don't know why I haven't yet! Thank you for the inspiration! And thank you for linking up at Ten Buck Tuesday!

  15. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Those are precious!!! I like the one that says "Katie" best…super cute graphic. πŸ™‚

    Thank you so much for joining my Crafty Cutter party. πŸ™‚

  16. Lauren @ YoungNester says:

    I loved these so much I featured them on this week's Ten Buck Tuesday! Email me at youngnester(at)gmail(dot)com to get the code for the "I've been featured" button! πŸ™‚


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