DIY: CSS Style Watch: DIY Tile Cocktail Coasters

July 21, 2012

I am a die-hard foodie and I love to try new foods and beverages. Whenever I’m on vacation, I eat my way through each city I visit. The only downside is the cardio that I have to do to work off all those calories! YUCK!

Perhaps this is why I am such a fan of food & beverage themed stamp sets. They totally appeal to my foodie side, while saving me the trouble of hopping on the treadmill. It’s the best of both worlds! The newly released By the Glass and By the Glass Too stamp sets offer a unique assortment of adorable beverages. When paired with the By the Glass Sentiments set, these images are full of fun and whimsy.

For today’s project, I’ve got a great accessory for all your colorful, summertime cocktails. For only a few dollars, you can create coasters that rival anything you’d find at a gift shop. You can package them up as a hostess gift or keep them for yourself – just be prepared to make a few more for friends! Once they seem these coasters, they’ll definitely want a set. Good thing they are super easy to make, right?

I hope you enjoy this project as much as I did. Let’s get started…

Until Later Loverlies,
Amber KG

Here’s a look at the foursome of cocktail coasters that I created using tile squares from Home Depot (they only cost $0.19 each!!!) along with some crafting supplies I already owned.

I packaged them up using the Happy Hour background stamps to create a simple band along with a tag. I stamped the sentiment using By the Glass Sentiments – and I’m not gonna lie – I am kind of loving it…ya know? Coasters? Drinks? On Me? Get it?!?!  (Corny, I know)
Here’s a guick walkthrough of how I created these coasters:

First you’ll need the following supplies:
  • White Square Tiles (I purchased mine from Home Depot)
  • Mod Podge Decoupage Glue
  • A Paint Brush, you can also use a sponge brush
  • Squares of felt to use on the bottom of each tile coaster
  • Spray acrylic sealant (Available at Michael’s)
Assembling the coasters is very simple! First, slather on a generous layer of Mod Podge onto the tile itself. Then place the black cardstock, which simply serves as a mat layer for the stamped cardstock layer. Then add another generous coating of Mod Podge over the black cardstock. Place the stamped white layer coat again with Mod Podge. Basically, you want to have Mod Podge sealing each layer of the coaster.
Allow the Mod Podge to dry overnight, then spray on the sealant. You’ll want to spray on about three layers of sealant, allowing drying time in between each layer.
 
The last step is the adhere the felt squares to the bottom of each tile coaster.
 
That’s all there is to it!
Here’s a close-up of each coaster…

Here’s to a fun and simple project! Hope you’re inspired to get crafty in a new and different way!
 

10 thoughts on “CSS Style Watch: DIY Tile Cocktail Coasters”

  1. What a great project. I really like this, thinking about doing some for Christmas presents. Thank you for sharing.
    Are you using ceramic tiles with the glossy finish?

  2. Hi Margaret! I’m glad you liked this project! They would make wonderful Christmas gifts! Yes, I used the ceramic tiles with the glossy finish. When you get them, be sure to get ones that are flat on all edges. They also sell edge piece tiles that are rounded on one side – you don’t want those! Hope this helps!

  3. Holy cow! These are fantastic! i just LOVE them! they will be great Christmas gifts for several of my friends and family! I will be looking into the stamps right now! thanks!!

  4. Great idea for Christmas presents! I’m trying to work out what I can make for work friends (male and female). Is the spray adhesive good enough? There is a 2 part sealant that can give decoupage projects a really good finish – bit messy to work with!

  5. Hi! I stumbled across your site today and am loving the coasters! I’ve made a few of these in the past and would suggest after sealing or as an alternative to the sealant, using Polyurethane or some other water repellant for longer lasting protection.

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