•4 x 4 inch tiles (I bought these from Home Depot for $0.16 each)
• Decorative scrapbook paper (thicker cardstock won't work as well)
• Mod Podge or any other decoupage medium
• Waterproof clear sealer spray (I like Krylon Clear Glaze)
• Pen or Sharpie
• Tacky glue
• Optional: Paper trimmer or x-acto knife with a ruler to help cut straight lines
• Choose a design for your coasters. You could cover the entire tile with one piece of paper or layer on different pieces on top of each other.
• Cut out your scrapbook paper. If you would like to cover the entire tile, place the tile on top of the paper and trace, but cut it slightly smaller than the tile to ensure the edges won’t hang over. If you're not comfortable cutting freehand, use a paper trimmer or an x-acto knife with a ruler to get those straight lines.
• Brush a thin layer of Mod Podge on top of the tile and another layer on the back of the scrapbook paper.
• Place the paper over the tile and gently smooth out the paper with your fingers to remove any air bubbles. Make sure to get the corners!
• Let dry for a few minutes, but keep an eye on it and smooth out any air bubbles that may arise.
• Brush on an even coat of Mod Podge on top of the paper. It will dry clear so do not be afraid to layer on a generous amount. Again, keep an eye on it and gently rub out any air bubbles before it dries. Let dry for about 10 minutes then add another coat to ensure the paper is secured to the tile.
• Once it has completely dried, spray the tile with a craft sealer to make it water-resistant, following the manufacturer's directions on the bottle. Although the sealer should dry in a few minutes, avoid stacking the coasters for at least 24-48 hours to avoid them sticking to each other.
• To keep the tile form scratching your table, cut a piece of felt to the size of the tile and attach it to the bottom with tacky glue.