Short on time with a long list of gifts to fill? This Christmas, we came up with a fairly quick homemade gift that can be done in bulk (as long as you have a free table) and is completely customizable. Whether for coworkers, aunts and uncles, or your book club, give a gift that’s as practical as it is pretty, tile coasters made by you.
- 4″ x 4″ White Tiles
- Scrapbook Paper (thicker is better!)
- Mod Podge decoupage glue
- Foam Sponge to apply
- Waterproof Acrylic Sealer
- Rubber Cement
- Wax Paper to cover surface
- Cut paper into 4″ x 4″ squares.
- Wipe off the tiles to get rid of dust with a damp rag.
- Using the paintbrush or sponge, apply an even layer of Mod Podge on the top of the tile.
- Place the paper square on the tile and center.
- Use a squeegee to smooth out the paper, getting rid of all wrinkles or bubbles.
- Allowing each layer to dry, apply at least 3 more layers of Mod Podge over the top of the tile and applied paper. Be careful to get the sides of the tile as well.
- When the last layer is dry, spray two coats of acrylic sealer along the top and sides of the tile, waiting at least 30 minutes in between layers.
- Once the tile is dry again, cut the felt into 4″ x 4″ squares.
- Apply a generous amount of rubber cement on the back of the tile before placing and centering the felt square.
- Let dry overnight. Do not stack the tiles, as the rubber cement will soak through the felt and onto the tile beneath it. If you must stack them, place a layer of parchment paper between each layer.
- When completely dry, stack in sets of 4, wrap with a ribbon, and viola!