Here is a SUPER cheap and fun way to make your own coasters to match any room/holiday/mood you may have!
Four 4x4 tiles (from the tile section at hardware stores) Mine cost a bank-busting 30 cents a piece.
Hot glue or fabric glue
Thick fabric (felt or fleece) for the backing
Let's Get Started!
Begin by cutting four pieces of scrapbook paper to fit your tiles. I made mine slightly smaller than 4" squares so I would have a small border.
Using a foam brush, apply Mod Podge to the back of your paper in a thin layer.
Make sure it's not too thick and is spread smoothly
Apply the paper to the top of the tile, being careful to remove any air bubbles or wrinkles.
Repeat on all tiles. Isn't that pretty already?? Let them dry for a bit.
Cut four pieces of thick fabric to almost cover the bottom of your tiles. This will be to pad them on your table top and keep them from scratching your wood!
Flip the tiles over and apply glue on a few of the ridges.
Place your fabric on the glue and let dry.
Once your paper is completely dry from the first Mod Podge step, apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the top in an even layer.Make sure you get the edges of the paper because this will be sealing your coasters. Allow to dry and apply more coats as needed until you get the finish you want. I did three coats.
Tie up with a pretty ribbon for a wonderful housewarming gift or keep for yourself!
How cute would these be with Christmas or holiday paper, or with a monogram?? The possibilities are endless, and with a price tag of less than $2 for the whole project, you can make as many as you want!
*I've had no trouble with water affecting my cured Mod Podge, but if you're worried about it getting goey, or plan on using your coasters all. the. time...you may want to seal them with an acrylic sealer*