{DIY} Vintage-inspired Mod Podge Coaster Set

I’ve been experimenting with Mod Podge quite a bit lately, and it’s definitely becoming one of my favorite crafting items. The first project I created were these great, vintage-inspired coasters, which turned out to be a very easy project for the Mod Podge beginner like myself. They’re perfect for around your own home or to give as a gift; they would even make a great bridal party present! So…want to know how to create your own coaster set?

You’ll Need:

  • Mod Podge
  • Foam brush
  • 4″ x 4″ tile (I grabbed mine from Lowe’s for just $.33 per tile)
  • Tissue paper
  • Cardstock
  • A printer
  • Tape
  • Adhesive felt (either a sheet that can be cut, or dots)

To Create:

  1. Tape a piece of tissue paper around a piece of cardstock. It’s easiest of you tape it around the sheet, with the tape on the back. This is so your printer will feed the tissue paper.
  2. Print your 4″ x 4″ photos on your tissue paper and cut them out. You can now discard the card stock.
  3. Paint a thin layer of Mod Podge on a coaster and carefully place a tissue paper photo on it. Let dry completely.
  4. Once the tissue paper is glued to the tile, paint another layer of Mod Podge on top.

  1. Making sure each layer is completely dry before another layer is put on (otherwise, the tissue paper will rip), paint on 4 more layers of Mod Podge.
  2. When final layer is dry, spray coasters with clear sealant. Let dry completely.
  3. Stick small circles or squares of felt on each corner of each coaster.

…and ta da — finished coasters for you to enjoy :)

About Nicole Denton

With a love of planning just about anything — from her own wedding, to bridal and baby showers, to dinner parties, and more – Nicole is the Plunge Project’s founder and former editor-in-chief. A New Jersey native, Nicole has called Chandler, Arizona home since 2013, where she currently lives with her husband Michael; two pit bulls, Shelby and Link; and cat, Kity Perry. A University of Tennessee graduate, Nicole has a bachelors in communications and a career at a rapidly-growing digital marketing firm.

3 Comments on {DIY} Vintage-inspired Mod Podge Coaster Set

  1. Rhian
    September 21, 2012 at 4:21 am (3 years ago)

    Great idea. You could also do this on larger tiles for wall art!

  2. Lia
    November 27, 2012 at 10:08 pm (3 years ago)

    Love these! I made them exactly this way and found that if the coasters are to be used, you definitely need an acrylic sealing spray after the mod podge has dried otherwise the mod podge stays tacky for up to 2 weeks and the image will bleed if there is a spill on the coaster.

  3. Lia
    November 27, 2012 at 10:09 pm (3 years ago)

    So don’t skip the sealant part like I did! Lol


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