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Christmas is my favorite time of the year. It’s such a peaceful time of year and for the most part, people are happy. Music – especially Christmas music – is important to me too. I grew up receiving professional voice training until I was 16 years old and to this day, music is where I turn when I am – well, when I am feeling anything. Christmas music is happy, joyful and with some of the simplest but most beautiful melodies, it holds a special place in my heart. These DIY coasters from tiles do as well. They are super simple, beautiful and such a great DIY Christmas gift idea.
Because music is still so important to me, I have an affinity for collecting sheet music. I always have. I’ve pared back my collection over the years, but I still have shelves full of nothing but sheet music.
I love to see the notes move on the staff to create something that can channel emotions, heal, lift up or bring up memories the way music can.
It’s because of this affinity that these DIY tile coasters spoke to me. They’re covered with those same notes and staffs that speak to me.
These particular ones are covered with the sheet music for “The Twelve Days of Christmas” from the Old World Winter paper pack.
If you’re needing a quick and easy DIY Christmas gift for someone, you can’t get any better than these coasters.
They come together so quickly and look amazing when they’re finished! Plus they’re cheap! A set of four will cost you less than $10 when you look at how many you’ll get from buying the supplies.
And that assumes you need to purchase all supplies and don’t already own some of them.
Whether you make them for yourself or as a gift, they’re sure to become one of your favorite pieces of DIY Christmas decor. I am positive of that.
DIY Tile Coasters
You Will Need:
- 4×4 ceramic tiles
- Scrapbook paper design of your choice – THIS is what we used for the set in this post.
- Mod Podge
- Foam brush
- Glue Gun
To start, you’ll need to pick up 4×4 tiles. One tile will make one DIY coaster so you will need to buy as many as you want coasters for.
A set of 4 or 8 is a good place to start for gifting.
To start making the DIY tile coasters, lay a piece of scrapbook paper face down. Starting at the corner, trace the outline of one tile.
Cut the outline out making sure you aren’t bigger or smaller than the tile itself.
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Next, use the foam brush to spread an even layer of Mod Podge onto the back of the scrapbook paper.
Try to get an even and thin coat so you don’t have any pooling. Pools will cause issues with the tile coaster being even.
Set it aside and allow it to dry fully before moving on. It should not take too long.
Once the underside is dry, flip it over and use the foam brush to paint a very thin layer of Mod Podge on the top.
This will create a waterproof seal for your DIY tile coasters. Allow it to dry fully again.
While it is drying, lay the felt flat and trace another square tile from it. The felt will create the back of your coaster so it doesn’t scratch the furniture they are used on.
If you want to make things easier on yourself, you can purchase pre-measured 4×4 felt sheets like THESE.
When the tops are dry, flip them over, center the felt to the back and use the hot glue gun to attach it.
We used white felt, but you should feel free to use whichever color you prefer. Black, red or green felt would also be great for Christmas colors.
Again, try to avoid any glue pooling.
Set each coaster aside and allow the felt/glue to dry.
When they’re fully dry, they’re ready to be used!
DIY Tile Coasters
Need a quick, but beautiful homemade Christmas gift idea? These DIY coasters are perfect! We use Christmas sheet music to create a wonderful and functional keepsake they’ll remember forever. Plus, these DIY tile coasters are super simple to make!
Trace 4×4 tile onto scrapbook paper and cut out.
Use foam brush to spread thin layer of Mod Podge onto the coaster. Center scrapbook paper and glue down. Allow to dry fully.
Spread thin even layer onto top of coaster to create a waterproof seal. Allow to dry fully.
Trace another tile onto the felt and cut the felt to fit your tile.
Glue felt onto the back of the tile to create a soft backing that won’t scratch furniture. Allow glue to dry fully.
Stack four coasters and wrap with a burlap gift ribbon to use as a DIY Christmas gift.