Valentine’s Day is here and what better way to celebrate love and affection than with a set of custom coasters made from leftover tile. These coasters will make a thoughtful personal gift for your loved ones.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Tile (preferably field tiles, can be ceramic, stone or marble)
Vinyl cutter or scissors
Vinyl on a valentine’s day-themed color or pattern
Coaster cork or Felt
E6000 Glue (or similar)
Step1: Square the tile pieces
Measure your leftover tile pieces to make sure they are square. If they are not, use a tile cutter to shape them into squares
Step2: Cut the vinyl
Use your machines software to create a design then load the vinyl unto your cutter and allow the vinyl cutter to cut out a design
Step 3: Apply the vinyl
Make sure the surface is clean by wiping it with rubbing alcohol. Take your cut out design already weeded and on transfer tape, remove the backing from the transfer tape and apply to the tile piece, smoothing out any air bubbles, and remove transfer tape.
Step 4: Add the cork or felt
Apply generous amount of glue to the bottom of the tile piece and stick a piece of coaster cork or felt to it. Press firmly to ensure a strong bond, and let the glue dry completely. Trim if necessary.
Step 5: Repeat the process for as many coasters as you need. And let the vinyl set for 72 hours before use.
Tie the coasters together with a ribbon and add a personalized note or package them in a gift box.
Creating custom coasters from left over tile is a simple, yet meaningful DIY project for Valentine’s Day. This will make for a thoughtful and personal gift for your loved one. Find your leftover tile or grab a few pieces from The Home Depot and and enjoy your new custom coasters.