Home made coasters 11

When I saw this on Kelly’s blog and Pinterest feed, I just knew that I had to have a go at making some for the new Craft room/study or Crudy as it has beecome known by the boys!

I decided to use some of the scrap book paper that I had used on my journal calender and make one for each of the desks (mine and the boys).


  1. Mod Podge, Kelly has a recipe for make your own on her blog
  2. Paper
  3. Tiles
  4. Guillotine or scissors
  5. Sealant
  6. Felt or cork
  7. Brush or foam applicator


I had a pack of plain white tiles from when we moved in to the house, which were labeled 4 inches by 4 inches, but actually measured slightly smaller.

I then cut out some of the scrapbook paper slightly smaller (abput 5mm), so I could have a white edge round the tiles and covered the tiles in Mod Podge.  This is pretty quick drying, so I applied quite a think layer on to the tile.

I then applied the paper  and layered a thin coat of Mod Podge on top using a foam applicator (that way I didn’t get crush strokes) and allowed it to dry for 20 minuites before applying further thin coat.  In total I applied 4 coats of glue and allowed it to dry over night.

I then used my spay  protective coat.  I bought Rust-oleum Crystal clear in Matt as I didn’t want my coaster to have a shiny finish.  I followed the instructions on the can and applied three coats in total and again allowed them to dry for 24 hours before cover the base with a square of felt.

I love them and already know who I am making the next set for.


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