How to Make Upcycled Tile Coasters
Stacey from The Upcycle Bandwagon is sharing a great little upcycled tile project, to make the sweetest tile coasters. A quick one you can do in the holidays with the kids and finding the music sheets, maps or old papers to go on the tiles is half the fun! Make a day of it and head out to the op shops and craft store to gather what you need. Thanks to Stacey for sharing x
What you will need
- Leftover bathroom tiles (these are easily found on gumtree or you may know someone who has a few leftover from a recent renovation)
- Modge Podge – you can make this of find at Spotlight or a craft store
- Old maps or music sheets (you can use what ever you like, even leftover wrapping paper. I found mine at Vinnies)
- Clear sealer spray
- Light sand paper
- Hobby glue
1. Clean tiles with soapy water and leave to dry.
2. Place tiles on the paper you have chosen and trace with a pencil and then cut out your square.
3. Using a small paint brush paint modge podge onto your tile and then place your paper on top smoothing out as you go so there are no bubbles. Leave for 20 minutes and then paste another coat of modge podge over your tile. Leave to dry for an hour or so.
4. Give a light sand. If you want the edges to be slightly worn/distressed as I have just rub your sand paper around the edges. After sanding do another layer of modge podge on your tile and leave for an hour.
5. Once dry take outside and spray your sealer over your tile. Leave overnight.
6. Cut out a felt square the same size as your tile and paste on the back of your tile with hobby glue, this will help avoid scratching any surfaces and make the tiles non slip.
Natalie Ferguson u could do this! ☺️
Jess Harding cool idea
Babe nice with their drawings too!
Aren’t they great!
Kathryn Miriam Renee Jacky holiday project with your kids? U0001f603
Margaret Wilkinson we are doing this when you get back. I’m going to find some tiles
Isabella great project for mum… She loves a coaster
Oh she sure does!
Emily Hooper how cute are these!
Ideas Mia Jane
Candice Jade Olivier decoupage style x
We could do with fabric leftovers too Barb Rimington
Love this idea
so simple but effective
Visit me and we’ll have a craft day xx
These are cool Gabbey Alexandra
Katelyn Mee this is cool
Gotta try this
so simple but effective
it’s a fantastic project
Sophia McCabe could you show your mum xxxx
Love these Alla happy new year darling!
Happy new year!
Cool…I’m all for re use…transformation !!
One for you Megan Ridgway
These are pretty cool Biankah Miller
Added to my list of ideas 🙂
Thank you that’s nice
Mary Mary-anne Rapkin
that’s cool as! Maggie McCabe get on it U0001f601
Susan Dibley – for our old maps and tickets?
Top idea. Have found lots of tickets etc
I need to get my craft on and get back into the tiles U0001f60a
Does it need to be printed ink? Would texta drawings work?
I think you could try it. Best with slightly thicker paper U0001f60a
Chrystal Sherry we need to make these!
Definitely! Would be awesome to do maps of where we’ve been U0001f60a
Love love U0001f49d
so easy to do!
Ooh I love these. Would be lovely gifts with specially chosen places on them
oh that is a great idea!
Could you say more about the brand of sealer spray and can you also say if this makes them heatproof?
Sorry Brenda it was a guest post so I am not sure but I would think being waterproof is part of the reason for using a sealer 🙂
Seems to be vey easy and they look o nice. Thank you. It’s something I have to try out.
yes it is a nice simple one!
Hi just a thought but instead of using as a coaster would they still be hard wearing enough to still use as tiles do you think?
probably, depends on how much exposure they will have to water etc – if you were going to put them on a wall without too much harsh chemicals etc they may work! Worth a go.
Stacey, thank you so much for sharing this with all of us, I have a bunch of tiles that I didn’t know how to put to good use and this is a great and creative idea, I’ll try to print pictures in a piece of paper and make the transfer from there, hope it goes well, wish me luck!