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Easy to Make DIY Tile Coasters from 12-Inch Tiles

DIY tile coasters are made from 12-inch tile, cork and spray adhesive. Tile coasters are functional, easy to make and add glam to your decor.

These DIY Tile Coasters are made from 12-inch tiles and are so easy to make! Happy almost Spring, Ideas for the Home by Kenarry® friends! I’m Pam from The Birch Cottage and I’m back again this month to share another easy project with you.

DIY Tile coasters - Easy to make from 12-inch tiles

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More Crafts You Can Make from 12-inch tiles

You may recall that I shared a detailed tutorial last month on how to make some super easy DIY Tile Placemats from 12-inch 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-inch tiles, makes it absolutely perfect for cutting. You just have to decide what size you want your coasters.

These DIY Tile Coasters are easy to make and make a great handmade gift! Get the full tutorial from The Birch Cottage!

How to make different sizes of coasters from tiles

There are lots of different sizes you can make from the same 12-inch tiles. Here’s how I made my coasters, from small to really large.

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-inch square.

These DIY Tile Coasters are easy to make and make a great handmade gift! Get the full tutorial from The Birch Cottage!

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-inch square. (Are you seeing a pattern here?)

These DIY Tile Coasters are easy to make and make a great handmade gift! Get the full tutorial from The Birch Cottage!

If you make a 4-inch coaster, you can actually get 9 coasters out of one 12-inch tile.  If you make a 5-inch coaster, you can make 4 coasters out of one 12-inch tile.

These DIY Tile Coasters are easy to make and make a great handmade gift! Get the full tutorial from The Birch Cottage!

How To Make 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.

Dress up your Valentine's Day tablescape with this easy DIY Tile Placemat tutorial from The Birch Cottage.

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

Dress up your Valentine's Day tablescape with this easy DIY Tile Placemat tutorial from The Birch Cottage.

The instructions are simple and very similar to the DIY Tile Placemats.

1. Gather your supplies

First, get all your supplies together. You will need a clear space with plenty of room to work.

2. Cut Out cork

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 it 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

3. Spray Adhesive to the cork and tile

Next, 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.

4. attach the cork to the tile

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).

These DIY Tile Coasters are easy to make and make a great handmade gift! Get the full tutorial from The Birch Cottage!

5. Cut out the coasters

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.

That’s it! You now have homemade coasters!

These DIY Tile Coasters are easy to make and make a great handmade gift! Get the full tutorial from The Birch Cottage!

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.

Can you make coasters without cork on the back?

The cork on the back protects your table from getting scratched by the sharp tiles. If you don’t have cork, I suggest using something else like felt.

How do you store the coasters?

You can keep the coasters stacked on top of each other on your table. If you love DIY crafts, you can build a little wooden holder for your coasters too.

How do you cut the tile?

This is the most difficult part of the project. A tile cutter is the best way. You can also score it with a glass cutter and break the tile- but this isn’t as easy as just using a tile cutter or a saw.

These DIY Tile Coasters are easy to make and make a great handmade gift! Get the full tutorial from The Birch Cottage!

I hope you liked this DIY Tile Coasters tutorial. If you try this out, I’d love to hear about it! 

For more DIY project ideas and family-friendly recipes that will save you time in the kitchen, be sure to stop by The Birch Cottage blog for more inspiration like these:

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