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If you’re looking for a simple and inexpensive gift I have the perfect tutorial for you today. These coasters are super cute and would make a great gift for Mothers Day, Birthdays or even Wedding gifts. I’ve seen so many different tile coasters and think they are just too cute! Today I’m going to show you how to make coasters for less than a buck. You can find the white tiles for about .25 cents a piece. I had everything else on hand for this project, so these only cost me a dollar to make. Can’t beat that! I’m assuming most of you have spray paint on hand… yes?! If not come raid my collection. My husband will thank you. ;)  Okay let’s get started shall we…

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{ How to make coasters }


  • White bath tiles (found at Lowes or Home Depot)
  • Spray Paint
  • Vinyl for stencil
  • Decoupage or polycrylic spray paint
  • Felt circles
  • Chevron pattern

how to make coasters 1.  I used my CAMEO to cut out my design but you could trace a design onto the tile from this pattern or cut it out as well. An exacto knife works great for cutting out stencils. Once you have your design cut out, peel off the bottom paper and stick it to your tile.

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2. Spray a thin coat of spray paint ( I used a satin finish) on top of the stencil and wait at least 5 minutes. Then give it another thin coat of spray paint making sure to get the edges. If I were to do these coasters again I would have cut off the extra vinyl hanging over the edge.

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3. Wait a few minutes for your paint to dry then slowly peel away the vinyl.

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4. Wait about an hour for your paint to dry and then give it a thin coat or polycrylic spray paint or decoupage to seal the paint.

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5. After the tiles are dry attach a felt pad to each corner so they won’t scratch your table.

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That’s it! Now get creative… you could do all sorts of designs and colors with these. :)

Thanks for reading! Hope you’re having a great day! {hugs}


Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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142 Responses to “How to make coasters”

  1. Jessica Lauren

    I love these and the colors you chose are so cute! I pinned these to my “must makes” board, and even if I don’t win a set, I’m totally going to try this out soon!

  2. Heather

    Pinned! Love this idea. I love funky coasters, but hate the price to buy them. What a great idea for so cheap:)

  3. daisy rivas

    LOVE the jars! where did you get them? btw love the coaster too, perfect for spring!

  4. Jessica

    So cute!!! And these are totally perfect for easter I love the pastels you chose!
    x0 Jess

  5. Angela B

    SOOO Dang cute! What a great alternative to the decoupage ones out there. Love it! Pinned it.

  6. Kristen

    These are adorable! Ive got to make a set! I pined them on pinterest, and will be keeping my fingers crossed.

  7. Ashly

    Pinned! Love your blog & tutorials! I watch for them on Facebook! These looks so easy and cute! Thanks for all your ideas :)

  8. Amber Bachlani

    Thanks for this easy idea! My boyfriend has been needing coasters, so I think I’ll make these for him…in a manlier color, of course. :)

  9. Carla

    Pinned! I have been looking for tile ideas and this ones for the coasters is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Jill

    Jamielyn, I love making coasters! I usually use paper, but I like your vinyl and paint method! Thanks for sharing! Smiles, Jill

  11. Wilma

    We did something similar to this for family Christmas gifts from the kids. We cut 3 different coordinating Christmas papers and mod podged them onto the tile. In retrospect, I wonder if we shouldn’t have sprayed it w/ a sealer of some sort when we were finished? I am not sure.

  12. JennyC

    You’ve been pinned! Lol. I love the idea and you explain it excellently. Thanks for sharing this craft!! :)

  13. Emily N.

    I pinned it! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    ~Emily N.
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  14. Brianne

    I pinned this and then remembered the post had a giveaway at the bottom, I went back to read it and saw that I already qualified :-). Thanks!

  15. Ann

    Wow, I would have never thought to use spray paint! Sadly, I don’t have a machine to cut out the patterns but I have re-pinned and really really want to win the kit!!! :) Thanks for the offer!!

  16. Angie

    These turned out so cute! And I love how easy it would be to create. It is pinned for me to try later!

  17. HeatherM

    PINNED! Super cute! I’ve been wanting to do something like this for awhile.

  18. Nicole Rea

    Pinned! I love this idea! Cannot wait to start making these for the house and gifts!

  19. Maura

    LOVE your blog. So inspiring and gets the creative juices flowing. Thanks :)

  20. Karyn

    I pinned your coaster post to my DIY board on my Pinterest account. Love the chevron coaster!

  21. Nicki

    I pinned this post and will definitely use this idea when I need a quick gift.

  22. Kathryn Fertick

    I love your version of coasters- how fun and easy- the possibilities are endless. Thanks for sharing- I think I need to try these!

  23. karen Weight

    So cute Jamielyn! I am going to try this! Do you think these would work with Acrylic paint? I have so much of it and would love to use it up. Thanks so much for sharing!! You are amazing:)

  24. Christine

    Pinned! I am surely going to make these over spring break! Thank you :)

  25. Jen

    LOVE these!! Was going to pin through the pin “app” but then saw your own little button- what a great addition!! Thanks so much!!

  26. brooke durbin

    Loveeeee this idea. Just moved into my first home and my budget is tight sideso I’m looking for lots of Diy ideas to bring creativity and fun into my home!!! I would loveeee to win ur coaster giveaway. To start my coasters!!!! Thank u tor sharing ur wonderful ideas!! I pinned ur idea!!! :)

  27. Allison B

    I pinned it! These coasters are adorable!!! I can’t wait to make some!

  28. Allison Byrne

    I love these! My roommates and I were looking for cute ideas for our apartment next year and these are such a great idea! It’s totally going to be our next project :)

  29. Suzanne King

    PINNED! I LOVE this! I also love the jar covers. Where did you find those?

  30. Savannah

    Hey there – I have made these in the past with scrapbook paper. Have you had any success with putting warm/hot drinks on these (say a coffee cup) and not having it melt/stick to the cup? I have had issues with mine in the past. I seal it with a spray glass sealer.


  31. Terri

    Love this!! i can never get this to come out right! Going to try this weekend!!!

  32. Amy Helm

    We just made coasters for Dad’s b-day at the local pottery playhouse. I wish we had done it this way. Pinned for Christmas gifts! Also really interested in your lids on the jelly jars. I love jelly/mason jars. Very cute!

  33. Julie

    Thank you for sharing such a simple idea that can be customizable for each individual. I am pinning after this comment……….NOW! Oh wait, I wanted to know more about the glasses in the photo. Those are ADORABLE! Pinning….Now ;)

  34. Melanie Spjut

    I have been searching for coasters- these are so cute, they will be perfect! I am so making these!

  35. KathieR

    PINNED!! These would be an easy holiday decoration for spring…or any holiday!!! I see birthday ones….possibilities are endless. And my silhouette can do this even tho it isn’t a cameo. ;-)

  36. MaryAnn

    Pinned it! Several of my teacher friends are coming over during our Spring break next week to make some goodies for a bridal shower we’re throwing – we’re all so excited about having Craft Day that we think we probably need to have one every month! I’d love an unfinished set to play with so I’m ready for our next adventure!

  37. Susan

    I pinned it!!! Way cute idea, I just got a cameo and can’t wait to win and make my own!!!

  38. pruttybird

    I pinned this … Definitely going to be trying this :)

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  39. Hali Bligh

    Awesome idea. Love it. Pinned (in case I don’t win, I have to do this anyway). :)

  40. Nicole

    Great idea! My little sister just moved into a new home and I noticed her coasters are flimsy. What a great, cheap way to make the perfect coasters for her.

  41. Amy

    You can have so much fun with these! I cant wait to make different ones for each holiday!

  42. DeLinn Payne

    Too cute! These will make great gifts for the parent helpers in my classroom. Thank you so much for posting and sharing the directions. They are adorable!

    • DeLinn Payne

      oops–I, too, “pinned it”! Just didn’t get that on my first post.

  43. Rebekah

    I think these are adorable! I made a set and the paint keeps peeling off once any water drips on them. I used mod podge and a clear spray sealer. Any insight?

  44. Ashley ludman

    So cute, I can picture my son drawing on them and sending out for presents!

  45. Gracie Wilson

    You have a really cute website and I can’t wait to make these for my mom for Christmas. She’ll love them! I would repin this, but I don’t want my mom to see. Thanks so much for the idea!

  46. shelley mcgoldrick

    I absolutely love this idea…i have tried doing this with paper and I find they just look messy. The colour possibilities are endless with spray paint. Thanks for the post and I pinned on pinterest.
    p.s. my blog is not yet up and running so I don’t have a website but I will link to I heart naptime when it is ready.