Paper Doily Tile Coasters

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This post was originally shared over at My Favorite Finds, but I thought you'd love to see these too.

I love coasters. However, I love them so much that we have way too many of them. I've been holding on to these tiles for a while now, wanting to make coasters out of them, but I just couldn't justify making them for our house. I decided to give them to my daughter's pre-K teachers as a thank you gift at her graduation, so I'm now able to share this project with you.

I know that there are a lot of coaster ideas out there using tile, but instead of using the tile as a base that you cover up, I wanted to showcase the pretty colored tile that you can find out there.

Here's what you need:

Scrapbook paper cut into pretty shapes (I used my Silhouette Portrait to combine some doily shapes straight from their online store, but you can cut shapes out by hand
Glazed wall tile in pretty colors, 4"x4" size
Mod Podge
Some kind of sealer--I used acrylic gloss gel medium, but you can use spray sealant, too. (not shown)
Cork pads--used to keep furniture scratching the floor. I got a 36-pack from the dollar store

Arrange the paper on the tiles in a manner that is pleasing to you. Spread mod podge thinly on the back of the paper, and then adhere to the tile. Try to keep any bubbles from forming.

After it is dry, you can trim with scissors or an X-acto blade. Then you will want to do several thin coats of sealer on the whole top. This will help protect the paper.

Place 4 cork pads on the bottom of the tile.

And that's it! Other than dry time, it took me about 15 minutes to make them! I think we're going to use these as teacher appreciation gifts at my daughter's pre-K graduation. Maybe we'll make a tag that says "Thanks to you, I'll 'coast' through next year" or something like that. What do you think? Too corny?

TDC Before and After

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