DIY Budget Friendly Coasters

Are you looking for a sentimental holiday gift that won’t break the bank this season? Look no further! These coasters are absolutely perfect! Here is a list of supplies that you will need.

What You Need

  • Small foam paint brushes
  • Ceramic tiles (you can get these at Home Depot for less than 25 cents a piece)
  • Mod Podge (I would recommend using Glossy)
  • Mod Podge Acrylic Sealer
  • White scrap book paper
  • Any photo or print of your choosing
  • Scotch felt pads


Step 1: Print your photos onto a sheet of white scrapbook paper. You would like them to be 4×6 in dimension.

Step 2: Fit the photos to the tile and trim them as needed.

Step 3: Paint a layer of Mod Podge to the tile.

Step 4: Lay your picture onto the tile. You’ll want to be very careful with this step. Once the paper has touched the Mod Podge, it will be difficult to pick back up without ripping it.

Step 5: Smooth the picture out to get rid of any air bubbles. Be sure to be very gentle with this step to avoid any tears.

Step 6: Apply another coat of Mod Podge on top of the picture. Mod Podge sometimes leaves visible lines when applying. I’ve found that using strokes in back and forth directions helps to create minimal lines.

Step 7: Let it dry over night

Step 8: Once your coasters are completely dry, apply your Scotch felt pads to the back of the tile.

A fun way to gift wrap these is to stack them all together and wrap them with a festive ribbon or bow.

This is the perfect, meaningful gift for this holiday season. It is sure to bring joy to anyone who receives it.