I did deviate a little bit from the plan, so here is what I did:
Step 1: Gather your materials. You will need tiles (I chose 4x4), scrapbook paper of your choice, a scrapbook trimmer or scissors and a ruler, a pencil, spray glue, Mod Podge, a foam brush, clear spray sealer, and felt pads.
Step 2: Trim your scrapbook paper to 3.75x3.75 (or however you'd like it to fit on the tile) using the ruler and pencil or scrapbook trimmer.
Step 3: Use the Mod Podge, regular glue, or spray glue to adhear the paper to each tile. I chose to use spray glue because it sticks the best.
Step 4: Coat the tile with Mod Podge two to three times, waiting twenty minutes in between coats.
Step 5: After the Mod Podge is completely dried, pray the tiles with the clear coat at least twice, waiting twenty minutes between each coat (use in a well-ventilated area). I did this after letting the Mod Podge set overnight.
Step 6: Once the tiles are completely dry, place self-adhesive felt pads or spray glue large felt pieces to the bottom of the tiles. I happened to have some inexpensive self-adhesive pieces of felt from IKEA, so I used those.
Ta-Da! Your project is now complete!
Now I just need to find a coaster holder for all these! I made a set of twelve to go with our good china that we use at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, but I am planning on recreating this for Christmas presents for my Mom and both sisters-in-law this year.
- Tiles: .33 each (I used 12)
- Mod Podge: $6 (I already had this)
- Clear Coat Spray $5.50
- Scrapbook paper: variable, but mine was $1 total for two pieces
- Spray Glue: $10 (I already had this)
- Foam brush: .50 (I already had this)
- Scissors and Ruler/Scrapbook cutter: I would think everyone has a set of these, I have a scrapbook cutter
- Felt pads: 32 of these from IKEA cost less than $2
Total Cost Breakdown: $28.96 if you had nothing. This cost me a total of $10.46, so less than $1 per coaster. Love it!