Tuesday, March 27, 2012

DIY Coasters

I tend to bring coffee or other drinks into my room when I study and I realized that my poor desk and nightstand kept getting icky ring stains. My roommate gave me some Chili's coasters and they worked fine, but they weren't cute and they didn't match my room at all. Not okay.

So, as always, pinterest solved my minor dilemma. Homemade coasters.

(here's mine!)

What You Need:
napkins or tissues
mod podge
clear sealant spray (optional)

Take napkin or tissue and cut to fit the size of tile (I bought decorative tissues at Michael's in one of the dollar bins). Mod podge tile and place tissue or napkin on top. I went from top to bottom and slowly pressed down. Allow that to dry, then place a layer of mod podge on top.  Spray on sealant (I say its optional because the mod podge does the exact same thing, so you don't really need it). Let that dry. Cut a piece of felt to fit tile and glue on the bottom. Tah dah! Cute coasters that match my room!

Oh! and I saw The Hunger Games this weekend and it was ah-mazing! I am so happy with how they were able to describe everything without changing what happens in the book. Not disappointed at all!

Have a great Tuesday!



  1. Stealing this idea! These will look so cute in my apartment next year!


  2. So cute! I will have to try this out soon!

  3. ooo super cute! great post!

    xx Kelly

  4. Em, what is this modge podge thing? Should I purchase said modge podge thing? lol

    1. hahaha yes. It's a glue, but it also dries clear and glossy so it protects things from getting wet or damaged. It's great! You can buy it at Walmart or craft stores.

  5. Those are absolutely ADORABLE! I am slightly obsessed with them, I might just have to try it myself! I am notorious for forgetting to use a coaster but if I made myself some cute ones maybe I would be more inspired to do so!

  6. these are sooo cute! I'm going to have to make a set (:

  7. These are awesome!! SOOO cute :)
    I am also your newest follower :)


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