It’s all change in our house at the moment. I’m back at work three days a week so our home is full of family who have stepped in to help look after Jasmine (so grateful!), and on top of that we’ve decided to have a bit of a revamp. Our kitchen hasn’t changed much since we moved in and it’s looking a little bit tired and in need of some love. So over the next few weeks that’s my project!
To get myself feeling inspired I came up with these super simple tiled coasters, which I’m sure will be lovely in our new kitchen. They really remind me of the tiles in Lisbon which I love. (In fact I love tiles so much I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to them!) I’m really happy with the end result and I couldn’t resist sharing it with you. Perfect with your tea and biscuits!
You will need:
Plain white square tiles (ours were 10cm x 10cm, samples from Topps Tiles)
Scrapbooking KIT papers Barcelona range, £7.81, Amazon
Mod Podge matt finish, £1.50 for 59ml, Hobbycraft
Pencil & ruler
Bowl or container for Mod Podge
Felt pads, 74p for 25, B&Q
Step 1. Using a pencil and ruler, lightly mark out 8.5cm x 8.5cm squares on the back of your chosen paper design (or larger depending on the size of your tile and how much white border you want on show).
Step 2. Carefully cut out the squares using a sharp pair of scissors and leave to one side.
Step 3. Wipe down the surface of your tile to remove any dust and pour some Mod Podge into a container. Use the sponge applicator to coat the reverse side of your paper square with Mod Podge, giving it a light and even layer of the glue. Carefully stick it onto the centre of the tile.
Step 4. Wait a few minutes for the square to set in place, then apply a coat of Mod Podge all over the top of the tile and paper. It will come out white when you apply it but will dry clear – don’t panic! Leave to dry for an hour and then apply a second coat. This will seal the coaster and give it a varnished matt finish.
Step 5. Stick four felt pads to the base of the tile, one in each corner, so the coaster won’t scratch your surfaces at home.
And there you have it! A lovely new set of Lisbon-inspired coasters that barely cost you anything, take hardly any time at all and best of all, are endlessly customisable. Happy making everyone!
Big thanks to the lovely Cassie Pryce who I worked with on this project.
If you feel like saving this tutorial for later, pin the image below onto your craftiest Pinterest board (or perhaps your special Tiles board!) and you’ll be able to find it whenever you need it.