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?
- Mod Podge
- Foam brush
- 4″ x 4″ tile (I grabbed mine from Lowe’s for just $.33 per tile)
- Tissue paper
- A printer
- Adhesive felt (either a sheet that can be cut, or dots)
- 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.
- Print your 4″ x 4″ photos on your tissue paper and cut them out. You can now discard the card stock.
- Paint a thin layer of Mod Podge on a coaster and carefully place a tissue paper photo on it. Let dry completely.
- Once the tissue paper is glued to the tile, paint another layer of Mod Podge on top.
- 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.
- When final layer is dry, spray coasters with clear sealant. Let dry completely.
- 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.