Friday, January 15, 2010


During this last Christmas, a group of ladies from work decided to exchange homemade/handmade gifts. I had seen several blogs of handmade coasters and gave it a try.

I had seen Traci @ Beneath My Heart use decorative napkins and made beautiful coasters. I encourage anyone that has not visited her blog to do so. She is so talented and beautiful. She has no idea how much she has inspired me.

I started with white tiles bought at Lowe's, 2 matching scrapbook papers cut to tile size, modpodge, a brush, roller, acrylic sealer and felt.

I began by coating each tile with modpodge and then covered the tile with the paper. I cut the paper to fit just on top of the tile. I did not cover the sides. I ended up trimming some of the sides.

Once a little dry, I took my roller and pressed the paper to get rid of any bubbles. The roller I bought at Lowe's.

After the tiles dried, I gave them a second coat of modpodge.

After they had completely dried, I took a nail file and sanded around the edges. This helps the coasters from not looking like I just slapped paper on it.

Then I took my distressing ink and coated the edges of the paper and sides of the coasters. I would put the ink on really wet and then wipe it off with a paper towel.
The ink gave the tile almost a wood look to it.

After the ink had dried, I took the tiles out into the garage and sprayed them with an acrylic sealer. I applied about three coats of sealer, letting them dry in between coats.

I wrapped a pretty bow around them and was finished. They turned out so beautiful. I cant wait to make more.

I have linked up with Funky Junk Interiors, Between Nap on the Porch, Twice Remembered and the DIY showoff

Check out the site for more great ideas!


  1. I love making coasters! Yours are too cute! Where did you get the Distress Ink? I think I need some of that.

  2. Found your blog from Funky Junk Interiors. I love your coasters! What a fun gift idea, too.

  3. Those turned out great, Tara! BTW, you are as cute as a button! I love your profile pic.
    Your blog is beautiful and I am going to love following it.
    So glad we are friends!

  4. What a great idea for coasters, may have to give that a try!

  5. Your coasters are very nice. I have a thing for coasters! I haven't made any but now that I know how I think I will. I do love that Mod Podge stuff. Thank you for sharing.

  6. These turned out really cute! My mind is racing with the possibilities!