{Craft} Tissue Paper Tile Coaster Tutorial

March 19, 2012 in All Posts, DIY

I loved these party napkin coasters Erin made at Nest For Less over the holidays and knew I had to make something similar for Hubby’s beer-themed 40th.  I ended up making homemade coasters using wrapping tissue paper and gift wrap in “manly” colors.

This is one of the easiest, cheapest projects I’ve made, and one of my favorites.  Well, besides these DIY Personalized Bottle Caps I also made for the party.  (Okay, and the homemade wine and beer charms I’m posting about soon).


  • Smooth Tile Coasters
  • Tissue Paper
  • Mod Podge + Brush
  • Sealant

How To


  • There’s no need to buy fancy tiles.  We bought our 4×4 tiles from Home Depot for 9 cents each.
  • It’s okay to skip the sealant part if you’re in a rush.  But, know that “drink sweat” will loosen the Mod Podge and you risk the bottom of someone’s cup getting stuck to a coaster when they pick it up off the table, the coaster falling off the bottom of the cup, and broken tile on the floor in the middle of your party.
  • Don’t be impatient when applying sealant and follow the manufacturer’s instructions on thinness of coats and temperature limitations.  If you don’t, be aware that you’ll end up with a crackly finish (which is what happened to the Valentine’s Day Love Coasters we made).
  • Be brave with your coaster style and cut out snippets of pattern or text to create a more unique look.  (My fave was the color blocking above).

Happy Crafting!

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