ok, I’ll admit it. I’ve gone overboard with the coasters. Not even I need as many coasters as we have littered around the flat right now but I couldn’t help myself. When the idea for these DIY crisscross coasters popped into my head I knew I had to make them even if it meant creating a whole new surface to use them on! And if that doesn’t work it might be time to starting thinking about retiring some of the older sets to make way for the new.
If you’re not as coaster obsessed as I am you can always use these as ring stands to display your jewellery or use a larger tile as a trivet.
Tiles | Porcelain Paint | Paint brush
With plenty of paint on your brush, paint stripes along the tile. Keep the spacing and brush strokes rough. Turn the tile 90 degree and do the same again. Clean up any unwanted splatters with a cotton bud. The porcelain paint is much cheaper (because you can buy small amounts – it’s probably more expensive pound for pound) and it works perfectly on the tiles.
I would recommend glueing sheets of felt onto the bottom of the tile to avoid scratching your furniture. I have about 20 extra tiles to make coaster gift sets and white felt would finish the nicely.
O love these! Ideal new home gift.
Nice idea! Never thought of this before.
I love these! so cute.
Thanks Sophie :)
Amy @ Homey Oh My! says
I loooove this idea, Fran. They turned out beautiful!
Thanks Amy! So quick to make too. I love a 5 minute DIY :)
Hi there, Just wondering if we could feature your DIY tutorial in our small booklet, please.
Say hi if you’re interested.
Alessandra Harris says
I have never thought of painting on the tiles, I always use a stamp but this looks fab!! SO good xx
Love it! these are very cute yet inexpensive diy and very easy to make! thank you for this awesome DIY tutorial :)