Looking for the perfect DIY gift? Try these cute and easy to make DIY coasters!

If you’ve ever been on Pinterest you’ve no doubt seen pins on how to make your own coasters. So before (last) Christmas I decided to try and make my own and give them as gifts over the holidays. I headed over to Home Depot and bought 40 4×4 inch tiles (yes 40 – I may have gone a little overboard!)

What I used:

  • 4×4 inch tiles (they are super cheap at Home Depot and can be bought individually)
  • Scrapbooking paper (I bought mine at Michaels)
  • Modge Podge, matte
  • Foam brush
  • Acrylic sealer to make them waterproof, matte
  • Felt circles (used to put on the bottom of furniture to keep it from scratching the floor)

Day 1
Wipe down all tiles to ensure they’re nice and clean.

Cut out scrapbooking paper to 4×4 inch squares (or a 4 inch square if you have a Cricut).

Using the foam brush, spread a layer of Modge Podge on the tile and place a piece of scrapbooking paper on top.

Note: you only have a few seconds to adjust the paper on the tile – the Modge Podge bonds the paper to the tile pretty quickly.

Repeat for the rest of your tiles.

Using the foam brush, go over the top of each tile with the Modge Podge and cover evenly.

Let the tiles sit for a week. Yes, a whole week!

Day 8

In a well-ventilated area (I took mine outside), hold the spray about 6 inches away from the tiles and spray each tile thoroughly and evenly with the sealer.

Let tiles sit for a few days and spray with a second layer.

Let sit again for a few more days and spray a third layer (this really ensures they are waterproof).

Once dry add four small felt circles to the underside of each tile so they don’t scratch your table.

And there you go, your very own personalized, DIY coasters! (I even made Disney Princess ones for Paul’s young nieces!) Those who I gave them to as gifts absolutely loved them!

Have you ever made DIY coasters? I’d love to see YOUR projects – link up in the comments below!

* this post was previously posted on my old blog, my so-called {organized} life, but has been repurposed and remains the property of myself and Living YOUR Creative.