Monday, August 9, 2010

Napkin + Tile + Mod Podge = Coaster

I've posted a tutorial on these before but it just doesn't seem right to post a picture of a finished project without a tutorial.

Supplies needed:

  • Mod Podge
  • Tile
  • Foam brush
  • Decorative napkin
  • Cork or other material for the bottom of the tile to protect your surface. (not pictured.)
Step 1: Open the napkin.

Step 2: Remove the back ply of the napkin.

Step 3: Check to make sure there isn't another ply - having the thinnest possible top for your coaster makes a lot of different.

Step 4: Cut the napkin in the sections you want for each coaster.

Step 5: Making sure you're staring with a clean, dry tile, apply mod podge to the surface with a foam brush.

Step 6: After spreading the mod podge across the tile, apply the napkin to the surface and brush with another coat of mod podge.

Step 7: Once the first coat is completely dry, flip the tiles over and trim the edge of the napkin to within an 1/8th of an inch.

Step 8: Wrap the edge of the napkin around the side of the tile and apply another coat of mod podge to the entire tile. Repeat a few times.

Step 9: Apply the protective felt/cork to the tile and you've got a set of coasters.


  1. Of course I love the "A" monogram! ;p

  2. These are awesome and I have those exact napkins! Can't wait to try this! Thanks!

  3. Great post & Great job..I've seen these many times before but yours turned out really nice.

    Ques...Where did you get the napkins???????

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  4. This is great! I've been wanting to do this!

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  5. So cute!! Of course, I'm partial to the monogram. ;) These would make great Christmas gifts for sure. Visiting from The CSI Project. Hope you'll come by and say hi. :)

  6. Wow! I, too am partial to the monogram, haha! I would have NEVER guessed that those were napkins. Where did you find them? They would be a great gift.

    Found you via the CSI project, new follower.
    -Ann Marie

  7. This is great. I have been looking for tiles in a certain design for a table I have. Now I can expand my search to napkins and paper till I find the print I want. i suppose even fabric would work.
    Thanks for another great idea!

  8. Okay, I realize that this tutorial was written over 3 years ago lol but I think this is a great idea and I'm in the process of trying it now but I am having THE worst problem with air bubbles! I'm so frustrated! Do you have any suggestions for this?


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