Tile Coasters

Project Cost

under $20

Build Time

less than 1 hour

Difficulty

Low

DIY coasters fit for any style! Using  tiles, precut or cut down to size fixed to a rigid backing, you can custom make these for the same price as those standard coasters you can find throughout Etsy.

First step was selecting the tiles I wanted to use. I was looking for a wood tile backing for more of a farmhouse aesthetic, and I found these adhesive backed back splash tiles that did the trick!
First step was selecting the tiles I wanted to use. I was looking for a wood tile backing for more of a farmhouse aesthetic, and I found these adhesive backed back splash tiles that did the trick!
Next step was to cut the tiles off in sections. In this step, I cut to leave a bit of an overhang in the backing material to make trimming it later on easier.
Next step was to cut the tiles off in sections. In this step, I cut to leave a bit of an overhang in the backing material to make trimming it later on easier.
Once all my pieces were cut, I ran an X-Acto knife along the cut edges at roughly a 45 degree angle to chamfer the rear adhesive corners to limit overhang when I go to adhere these on to the rigid backing.
Once all my pieces were cut, I ran an X-Acto knife along the cut edges at roughly a 45 degree angle to chamfer the rear adhesive corners to limit overhang when I go to adhere these on to the rigid backing.
Next step was to cut the rigid backing for the coaster. In my case, I used 1/8″ thick MDF board. I cut it roughly 1/8″ larger on each size so that I could trim everything down later on in the process. Once it was cut, it was time to adhere the tiles!
Next step was to cut the rigid backing for the coaster. In my case, I used 1/8″ thick MDF board. I cut it roughly 1/8″ larger on each size so that I could trim everything down later on in the process. Once it was cut, it was time to adhere the tiles!
Next step was to sand down each of the edges until smooth with the edge of the tiles.
Next step was to sand down each of the edges until smooth with the edge of the tiles.
For good measure, I purchased some furniture feet pads and applied them to the rear of the coaster to limit scratching when in use.
For good measure, I purchased some furniture feet pads and applied them to the rear of the coaster to limit scratching when in use.
And now we are all done!
And now we are all done!

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