Brightly colored coasters are a great hostess gift for any holiday party you may be attending this season. This is something that could also so easily be personalized with different scrapbook paper. Use scrapbook paper that matches the recipient’s décor or interests (sports, gardening, Christmas, etc).
In addition to all the possibilities with this project, it is also super economical and super easy! The longest part of this project was just waiting for the Modge Podge to dry. The actual time it took to put this together was roughly 10-15 minutes.
The end result looks much more expensive and time-consuming than it actually is!
Materials needed: Tile from ReStore ($0.10 per tile), Scrapbook paper ($3.98 for a pack of 36 6×6 corresponding sheets from craft store), and Modge Podge ($7.99 from craft store). Total cost: $4.38 (if you already own the Modge Podge). Many crafters may also have leftover scrapbook paper at home and this project is a great way to use that up.
Step 1: Cut your scrapbook paper in the sizes you want to fit the tiles.
Step 2: Use a paintbrush (we prefer foam craft brush for Modge Podge) to put a good layer of Modge Podge on the tile.
Step 3: Place the scrapbook paper on the tile and smooth out any bubbles. Put a thin layer of Modge Podge over the scrapbook paper and tile to secure it in place. Pay careful attention to the edges of the paper to make sure they are firmly pressed to the tile.
Step 4: Wait for it to dry. We waited 24 hours before stacking the tiles together and wrapping it with a decorative bow.
Notes: You can also place a little bit of felt on the bottom of the coasters so that it won’t scratch surfaces. And you can also bypass the scrapbook paper and instead have children put handprints or paint pictures on the tile coasters but still make sure to seal it with Modge Podge.