Thursday, February 9, 2012

Scrapbook Paper Coasters Tutorial

Here is what you'll need:
**Scrapbook Paper of your choice cut into 4" x 4" squares (or whatever size your tiles are)
**Small Tiles (~4" x 4")
**Mod Podge (or your homemade version of Mod Podge)
**Foam Applicator

Step 1: Using your foam applicator, apply a coat of Mod Podge on your tile. Don't use too much, just a light coating will work.
Step 2: Add a piece of your scrapbook paper on top of the newly applied Mod Podge.
Step 3: Line up how you want it and make sure to smooth down the edges of the scrapbook paper. If you need to add more Mod Podge to make the edges smooth down, add some more. It might take some doing to get the edges to dry the way you want them too.

Step 4: Allow to completely dry. (If you need to trim your scrapbook paper, an Xacto Knife works wonders.)

Step 5: Add your first coat of Mod Podge on top of your scrapbook paper. Make sure to apply to all sides except the bottom. I applied a good coat.
Step 6: Allow your first coat to completely dry.

Step 7: Add a second coat of Mod Podge making sure to cover all sides except the bottom.

Step 8: Allow your second coat to completely dry.

Step 9: OPTIONAL: If you feel you need to add a third coat of Mod Podge, go ahead and add it. Make sure to allow to completely dry.

Once your coasters are completely dry, begin using them! :)

Happy Crafting!


  1. Very nice! So easy to make! Thanks for sharing this on the Take it on Tuesday blog hop! Hope you come back to share next week.

    1. Thank you, Betsy! These were really fun to make!! :)

  2. These are ADORABLE! the b+w polka dot one is my favorite =) love love!

    1. I love the Polka Dot one!! The creamy vanilla color with the black! :) I also really like the red with the design on it. :) Thanks for the comment!

  3. these are SO cute. who knew it was so easy?!

    ps. love the header- pink and gray has got to be one of my fave color combos.

    1. These were so incredibly easy to make!! There are so many color combos and fun things to create! Pics or monogram coasters would be fun to make too! :) Thanks for the love! I {heart} my header too! :)

  4. A much-needed and highly useful household item, coasters make for an excellent craft project.

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