Last year, I made my very first DIY coaster using paper napkins but I never did a blog post about it. A few weeks ago, I made coasters again because my friend was having a house warming party and I knew I wanted to make something, so I thought why not make coasters! And I figured that I should share this with you guys this time.
I found the tutorial on Curbly but I tweaked it a bit. Last year when I made coasters I used the waterproof glue E-6000 to glue the felt at the bottom of the tile, however E-6000 smells very toxic. Seriously, I must have lost some brain cells using it. So to avoid using E-6000 again, I purchased self adhesive felt from Michael’s and it worked just fine.
Material Needed (read below to see what I changed):
- Plain ‘4 x ‘4white tile coasters (I purchased mine at Home Depot)
- Mod podge – (purchased Matte Mat-Mate from Michael’s)
- small paint brush
- decorative napkins (I used napkins the first time and the second time I used wrapping paper)
- Polyurethane (I used Diamond Wood Finish Water Based, Semi Gloss)
- Squares of thin cork or felt (I purchased self adhesive felt at Michael’s and cut into squares)
- Water proof glue (Do not use E-6000, it smells very toxic and can make you dizzy – seriously, it even says it on the glue. If you purchase self adhesive felt, you don’t need glue)