It’s funny that I would be the one to make a set of coasters….
See, I’m the sit-the-glass-on-the-table-without-a-coaster bandit. I’m guilty of it. Each time I pick up my glass I leave a ring the size of whatever glass imprint on the table. It’s especially bad on my wood table.
I remember my ex would get so irritated with me for not using a coaster at his place. I would put my cup down to walk into the kitchen or use the restroom, and come back to see the spot had been wiped down, and my cup sitting nicely on one of his monogrammed coasters.
One day while shopping I saw these cute chevron coasters thought of him (we’re great friends now by-the-way) and how he’d get a kick out of seeing me with them, plus they were cute. I looked at the price though…”Whoa! twenty five dollars for some coasters??? I’ll put those back.”
Well, when I got home, I looked into my closet at the cute gold and white chevron wrapping paper I used to wrap gifts over the holidays.
I thought, “hmmm, I bet ya I can use this paper to make my own DIY Gold Chevron Coasters.”…and then I began experimenting.
DIY Gold Chevron Coasters
Ceramic Bathroom Tiles ($0.13 ea. Home Depot)
Clear Acrylic Sealer Spray
Wrapping paper (any kind)
Mini Foam Brush
Mini Stick-on Felt Pads
I already had all of the supplies except the tiles and felt pads. I got my gold chevron wrapping paper from Target for almost $3 (I got it around November to wrap Christmas gifts. I think they still have it in stock).
The other supplies can easily be purchased at any craft store. You can also use any wrapping paper, paper, or fabric that you want.
Cut the wrapping paper the size of your tile, cutting it a little larger than the tile to make sure the entire surface is covered.
Layer the tile with mod podge.
Press wrapping paper firmly over the mod podge covered tile. Add the paper slowly while smoothing it out as you press so there won’t be any dents and bubbles.
Cut the edges of the wrapping paper down to size with the tile.
Add a coat of mod podge to the top of the covered tile and let it dry. **note: you might have to cut more paper off around the edges after dry. I had to do that with two of mine.**
Spray the dry tiles with a layer of acrylic sealer. I ended up doing four coats of the sealer to get the look and shine I wanted to achieve. I let each coat dry for 20 minutes before applying another. I then let the tiles dry for three whole days before touching them.
After tiles are completely dry, add four self-adhesive felt pads to the bottom of each coaster, placing them close to the corners.
Enjoy your brand new set of DIY Gold Chevron Coasters! These also make great gifts around the holidays.
For a few bucks, I now have a stylish custom set of coasters that everyone ask where I purchased them.
ps: Even after making these beautiful coasters…I still put my glass on the table without a coaster.
Lol, I’m getting better, practice makes perfect…right?