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DIY Mod Podge tile coasters

Tile coasters


  • Square tiles (4.25 by 4.25 inches)
  • Squares of paper or fabric (3.75 by 3.75 inches)
  • Squares of felt (3.75 by 3.75 inches)
  • Mod Podge
  • Sponge brush
  • Glue
  • Clear acrylic sealer


1. Brush one layer of Mod Podge on a tile and place a piece of paper or fabric, centered, on the tile. Allow to dry 15 minutes.

2. Apply a coat of Mod Podge to top of the decoration. Allow to dry 15 minutes. Repeat process for a total of four coats of Mod Podge. Allow to dry overnight.

3. Spray finished tiles with clear acrylic sealer (follow the manufacturer's instructions on the can). The sealer makes the coasters water-resistant.

4. Once coasters are completely dry, glue a felt square to the bottom of each tile. Variation: attach rubber bumpers to the four corners of each tile and sign and date your favor for each guest. 

Adapted from The Cottage Mama


DIY painted cork coasters

Cork coasters


  • Cork coasters
  • Tape (masking or washi tape works best)
  • Acrylic paint
  • Brushes
  • Clear acrylic sealer


1. Apply tape designs to coasters, leaving areas of exposed cord. Smooth tape so it lies completely flat and lines are straight.

2. Paint the exposed cork. Let dry.

3. Optional: Apply a second coat of paint for more intense color. Let dry.

4. Once paint is set, remove the tape. Waterproof coasters by spraying both sides with a clear acrylic sealer. Allow to dry according to instructions on the sealer.

5. Affix felt to bottoms of coasters to protect surfaces from scratches.

Adapted from Eleanna Kotsikou

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