How to Make Upcycled Tile Coasters

staceyStacey from The Upcycle Bandwagon is coming on board as a regular DIY contributor in 2016 and we are excited to see what she shares with us! Today Stacey 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

 

 

 

 

 

How to upcycle tiles into drink coasters


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)
  • Felt
  • Clear sealer spray
  • Light sand paper
  • Hobby glue

How to upcycle tiles into drink coastersSteps

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.

Happy upcycling!
Stacey 🙂
mo

41 Comments

  1. Recycled Interiors on April 1, 2016 at 8:10 am

    oh that is a great idea!

  2. Sarah Middleton on March 31, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Ooh I love these. Would be lovely gifts with specially chosen places on them

  3. Recycled Interiors on January 27, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    so easy to do!

  4. Helene Wild on January 6, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Love love U0001f49d

  5. Chrystal Sherry on January 2, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Definitely! Would be awesome to do maps of where we’ve been U0001f60a

  6. Jana Crozier on January 2, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Chrystal Sherry we need to make these!

  7. Recycled Interiors on January 2, 2016 at 7:21 am

    I think you could try it. Best with slightly thicker paper U0001f60a

  8. Ingrid Firth-Smith on January 1, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    Does it need to be printed ink? Would texta drawings work?

  9. Carolyn Cohen on January 1, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    I need to get my craft on and get back into the tiles U0001f60a

  10. Susan Dibley on January 1, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Top idea. Have found lots of tickets etc

  11. Hannah Dibley on January 1, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    Susan Dibley – for our old maps and tickets?

  12. Sophia McCabe on January 1, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    that’s cool as! Maggie McCabe get on it U0001f601

  13. Nette Moir on January 1, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Mary Mary-anne Rapkin

  14. Nay Cooper on January 1, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Thank you that’s nice

  15. Denise Russell on January 1, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Added to my list of ideas 🙂

  16. Jodee Clancy on January 1, 2016 at 10:45 am

    These are pretty cool Biankah Miller

  17. Trudi Whittaker on January 1, 2016 at 8:33 am

    One for you Megan Ridgway
    Megan Ridgway

  18. Bronwyn Emond on December 31, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Cool…I’m all for re use…transformation !!

  19. Recycled Interiors on December 31, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Happy new year!

  20. Susan Poole on December 31, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Love these Alla happy new year darling!

  21. Pemily Douglas on December 31, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Sophia McCabe could you show your mum xxxx

  22. Recycled Interiors on December 31, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    it’s a fantastic project

  23. Recycled Interiors on December 31, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    so simple but effective

  24. Megan Goodsell on December 31, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Gotta try this

  25. Belinda Mee on December 31, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Katelyn Mee this is cool

  26. Sharon Cox on December 31, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    These are cool Gabbey Alexandra

  27. Jen Mitchell on December 31, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Visit me and we’ll have a craft day xx

  28. Recycled Interiors on December 31, 2015 at 9:31 am

    so simple but effective

  29. Manz Riddiford on December 31, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Love this idea

  30. Mairin Mccubbin on December 31, 2015 at 8:19 am

    We could do with fabric leftovers too Barb Rimington

  31. Terry Nick Nicolitsis on December 31, 2015 at 1:33 am

    Candice Jade Olivier decoupage style x

  32. Jane Quarrington on December 30, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Ideas Mia Jane

  33. Kristy Marshall on December 30, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Emily Hooper how cute are these!

  34. Isabella Van Dyk on December 30, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Oh she sure does!

  35. Julie Plunkett on December 30, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Isabella great project for mum… She loves a coaster

  36. Maureen Senior on December 30, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Margaret Wilkinson we are doing this when you get back. I’m going to find some tiles

  37. Helene Wild on December 30, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Kathryn Miriam Renee Jacky holiday project with your kids? U0001f603

  38. Recycled Interiors on December 30, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Aren’t they great!

  39. Rebecca Roper on December 30, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    Babe nice with their drawings too!

  40. Rebecca Zahra on December 30, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Jess Harding cool idea

  41. Charlotte Ferguson on December 30, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Natalie Ferguson u could do this! ☺️

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