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March 5, 2013

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diy | painted tile coasters

I frequently walk through my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore, hunting for unusual or discounted supplies to use for DIYs. When I spotted these hexagon tiles (for 10 cents each!), I picked up a bunch for coasters. I’ve been intending to make tile coasters for a while (not my original idea, I admit), and for 10 cents, I could make lots of sets. These would make a wonderful hostess gift, simply painted according to someone’s colors or style!  

 The supply list is basic:

– tiles
– acrylic paint (after trial and error, I decided to just use black for this set)
– paint brushes
– felt
– Elmer’s glue
– painters tape (if you want straight lines – I didn’t use it)
– scissors
– pencil (optional, for tracing designs onto tile pre-paint)
clear spray finish (matte)
Follow these simple steps:
1 // Wash and thoroughly dry tiles
2 // Trace shape of tile on felt, then cut out, slightly inside the lines 
3 // Cover felt with Elmer’s glue and attach to bottom side of tile (this will prevent your tiles from scratching surfaces)
4 // Tape out/pencil in/free hand your designs and then go crazy with the paint
5 // After first coat dries thoroughly, paint second coast if necessary 
6 // After paint is thoroughly dry (check dry time on bottle), take outside and cover with clear spray finish (you can apply 2-3 light coats)
7 // Allow coasters to dry for at least 24 hrs, then use next time you have company, or gift them to someone you love!
For my designs, I decided to just use black paint to keep the set unified and a bit sophisticated. I had so much fun thinking up (and experimenting with) the 4 different patterns. If you’re like me and aren’t an artist, stick to basic patterns and shapes…not-so-straight lines, little triangles, teardrops, or just good old color blocking!
If you try this DIY (or any others), I’d love to see! Tweet me a link, or email me a picture! 

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  1. Alissa

    March 5th, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    This is a brilliant idea! So simple and so practical!

  2. whitney @ thecurtiscasa

    March 5th, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Super cute!!

  3. Janika R.

    March 5th, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    This is brilliant….

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  4. Tasmin Skye

    March 5th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    So cute! I must go find cheap tiles now. I have been wanting coasters for some time!

  5. Nicole

    March 5th, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    these are so sophisticated and lovely.

  6. Victoria

    March 5th, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    What a great idea! They look amazing! Thanks for sharing, Rebecca 🙂 I am definitely going to make these!

    I am so glad I found your blog, it is simply lovely.

    Have a beautiful day.

    Victoria

  7. Milynn {Love + Whimsy}

    March 5th, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Definitely making this for a friend 🙂

  8. Mat

    March 5th, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    shweet idea, good money saver too

  9. lori

    March 7th, 2013 at 2:38 am

    Ummmm, you are an artist. These are beautiful and very creative. They look amazing! Good thing you didn't post this on a Friday, though, I may have missed it. 😉

  10. Kate

    March 8th, 2013 at 12:43 am

    so pretty! Such a great idea too

  11. Mallorie Owens

    March 8th, 2013 at 3:45 am

    Love these! Such a great idea, thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

  12. Liz Stevens

    March 11th, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    These are adorable! Love the shape of the tile!
    Cheers!
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  13. sherri lynn

    March 12th, 2013 at 12:46 am

    I love these! This is a simple painting project that I could probably tackle, and I'm always looking for ideas for hostess gifts. Thanks for sharing!

  14. thelma

    March 15th, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Super cute and creative! I wish I was this creative, haha! 😀

  15. Anonymous

    January 12th, 2014 at 4:48 am

    Great idea! Did you use glazed tiles (the shiny kind) or did they have a rougher or matte surface? I have a lot of the shiny glazed tiles in different colors, and wonder how the acrylic paint would adhere. I'll give it a try!!

  16. Allison

    January 16th, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    I have to say, the instant thought that leaped into my mind was "Homemade Settlers of Catan!" Those hex tiles would be perfect. You even painted something like mountains/trees on one of them. And they would be heavy enough not to skate around the table during game play, especially if you put thin rubber mats on the bottom instead of felt, though that might be overkill. Hmmm, maybe penny tile for the number tokens.

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