Modge Podge Coasters


+ 4, 6, or 8 Tiles
I used these from Home Depot

+ Modge Podge
Matte or glossy are both fine

+ Felt
Optional; for backing

+ Acrylic Sealant/Spray Adhesive
Optional; for extra protection; I used Krylon’s here



  1. Cut paper to the size you want for your tiles.  I cut mine about 1/2″ smaller than the tile, as I wanted a nice white border around the outside of the paper.

  2. Place modge podge (I did this with my finders, but you can also use a brush) on the first tile.  Spread the modge podge around, and place the paper on top of the modge podge. Wait until you complete step 4 before moving onto your next tile; modge podge dries very quickly, and you don’t want to be left with half solidified modge podge chunks on all your tiles.
  3. Use your finger or a smooth object (such as a ruler) to push out the bubbles created by the modge podge.
  4. Place modge podge on top of the paper, and spread it over the paper and down the sides of the tile.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 for your remaining tiles.
  6. Repeat steps 2-4, for each tile, 4 (four!) additional times.  This will ensure that wear and tear does not remove the paper.  My first tiles lasted 2 years before the paper started ripping — I only used 2 coats of modge podge. Wait until the modge podge dries beforey ou start the next modge podge layer — it is dry when you cannot see the white modge podge (approximately 30 minutes).
  7. After all 5 modge podge coats are complete, wait 2 days before using the tiles or adding your optional acrylic sealant/spray adhesive.  If you use the sealant/spray, be sure to read the instructions on the sealant, as most sprays are extremely flammable and require significant ventillation.  Spray a thin layer on each tile, wait 2 hours (or however long your spray indicates), and enjoy your gorgeous new tiles!

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