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How to Make Ceramic Tile Coasters Using Napkins or Photos

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Tammy is a paralegal, an experienced freelance writer, a mother of four, and a crochet enthusiast.


Why Ceramic Coasters Are a Great Project to Try

Whether you're looking for an inexpensive and memorable gift or wanting to add a little flair to your home décor, tile coasters are a great project to consider. They're handy gifts appreciated by many people and easy to customize. You can use materials that range from decorator napkins to scrapbook photos, greeting cards, or even your favorite photos. This means you can match them to any décor or taste to help tie a room together.

At about $0.40 each, a set of four coasters is very affordable to make. There's no reason not to try this project, and I hope you enjoy learning how to make the different variations in this tutorial!

Supplies You'll Need

Supplies You'll Need

Supplies You'll Need

The materials listed below are what you need for a set of four coasters. The materials that are large or reusable (Mod Podge, brushes, sealant, sand paper) can be used for other sets you choose to make.

  • 4 ceramic tiles (4" x 4")
  • Mod Podge or other white glue
  • 1 sponge brush
  • 4 decorative napkins or 4 images (3.75" square)
  • 1 small can clear polyurethane or high-gloss resin
  • 1 paintbrush
  • 1 sheet medium-grit sandpaper or a medium sandblock
  • 4 4" cork pads for backing
  • Superglue