Tile Drink Coasters

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Who is it For

Presenting a decorative set of coasters as a gift is a nice way of showing someone your appreciation, or to let someone know you're thinking about them. This type of small gift is always a welcome host/hostess gift or housewarming gift. It also makes a thoughtful present for birthdays and nearly every occasion. By creating your own gift, you add to the sentimentality of the offering. These Homemade Tile Drink Coasters will be loved by your special friends and family members who will think of you each time they are used.

What to Do

Purchase plain shower tiles at your local hardware store.  Prices range from 13 to 20 cents, or even less, per tile. [1] Craft stores such as Michael's and JoAnn's carry a large selection of patterned scrapbook pages. If you're making the coasters for someone in particular, make sure you have an idea of the décor and colors in their home before you choose a pattern to use. These same craft stores will also have the rest of the supplies on your list. Do it yourself coasters like these are perfect to keep in your gift closet for an emergency, so you may want to purchase extra supplies and keep them on hand for later use.

Supplies Directions
  • 4 plain bathroom shower tiles
  • Various pages of 12x12 scrapbook paper
  • Mod Podge® clear coat paint
  • Adhesive backed felt circles or cork pads
  • Glue (stick glue works best)
  • Scissors, X-Acto® knife, paint brush
  • Decorative ribbon



  • Take the scrapbook paper and turn it over so that you're on the backside. Line up a tile in the corner edge of one side, and push down to make imprints of the tile on the paper. Do this in all four corners of the paper.
  • Cut the paper into the four squares using your guidelines.
  • Cover the back of each tile completely with glue stick. Make sure you get the edges!
  • Neatly place each paper square over each tile so all the edges are lined up. Push to adhere paper to the tiles. 
  • Once glue is dry, cut any overlapping paper from the tile edges.  Scissors or an X-Acto® knife do this very well.
  • With your paint brush, apply a thin layer of the Mod Podge® over each entire tile and edges.
  • Allow to dry completely. Overnight is best.
  • Place felt or cork circle pads in all four corners of the backside of each coaster.
  • Group together the four coasters, and tie a bow around them for your presentation.


Related Guides


  1. http://www.youreallymadethat.com/drink-coasters.php