These DIY Tile Coasters are made from 12″ tiles and are so easy to make! Happy almost Spring, Kenarry: Ideas for the Home friends! I’m Pam from The Birch Cottage and I’m back again this month to share another easy project with you.
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You may recall that I shared a detailed tutorial last month on how to make some super easy DIY Tile Placemats from 12″ tiles. Well, these coasters are made from the same type of tile and use the same technique. The fact that the tile is comprised of 1″ tiles, makes it absolutely perfect for cutting. You just have to decide what size you want your coasters.
4″ x 4″ Tile Coasters
To make the tiles 4″ x 4″, you simply cut the webbing between the tiles so that it makes a 4″ square.
5″ x 5″ Tile Coasters
To make the tiles 5″ x 5″, you simply cut the webbing between the tiles so that it makes a 5″ square.
If you make a 4″ coaster, you can actually get 9 coasters out of one 12″ tile. If you make a 5″ coaster, you can make 4 coasters out of one 12″ tile.
DIY Tile Coasters
For these DIY Tile Coasters, you’re gonna need a few supplies. I have these huge rolls of cork that my husband purchased via an online auction for just a couple of dollars. It’s the kind of cork used for underlayment for tile flooring. But, you can purchase cork at your local home improvement store, hardware store or even craft store. You, of course, are going to need some 12″ tiles.
You can pick up all the supplies at your local home improvement store, use what you have on-hand or even purchase them online. To make your shopping a little easier, we’ll provide a link to similar products that you can purchase on Amazon, where applicable.
Supplies for DIY Tile Coasters
Once you have your supplies, creating the coasters will take you about 10 minutes – tops!
Instructions for DIY Tile Coasters
The instructions are simple and very similar to the DIY Tile Placemats.
Step One: Gather your supplies.
Step Two: If you purchased 12″x12″ sheets of cork, you can skip ahead to Step Three. Lay your tile on top of your cork and trace with a marker. Lay your ruler along one of the lines you drew on the cork with a marker. Holding the ruler in place, use your utility knife to cut along the marked line. Using a ruler as a guide will help you to cut straight lines. You really only need to score the cork. Don’t worry if you don’t cut all the way through. Simply fold the cork back along the scored line and it will just break right off
Step Three: Spray adhesive on the back of the cork and the back of the tile. Wait a couple of minutes for the adhesive to become tacky.
Step Four: Then pick up the cork, starting at one corner, lay the cork on top of the tile. Apply pressure on the back of the cork with your hand. Wait just a couple of minutes for the adhesive to dry (follow the instructions on the back of the spray adhesive).
Step Five: Using scissors or a utility knife (I found scissors actually made a cleaner cut), cut out your 4″ x 4″ squares or 5″ x 5″ squares.
Step Six: Done!
Since making these coasters to coordinate with my placemats, I’ve since paid another visit to Home Depot and picked up some 12″ tile that’s comprised of 2″ squares. The tones are more earthy and I’ll be making these coasters as a gift.
I hope you liked this DIY Tile Coasters tutorial. If you try this out, I’d love to hear about it! If you liked this project, you might also like these projects from The Birch Cottage that I’ve previously shared on Kenarry, like my DIY Tile Placemats, How to Make a Cheese Cutting Board from Ceramic Tile or How to Make Coasters from Ceramic Tiles and don’t forget to checkout my Easy Sew Burlap Placemats tutorial here on Kenarry as well.
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Til next time…
Pam is the creative behind The Birch Cottage, a lifestyle blog with an emphasis on family-friendly DIY projects, recipes, tutorials and family. An accounting clerk by day and a self-proclaimed Pinterest addict by night, you are sure to find creative ideas and meal inspirations at The Birch Cottage.