Easy DIY Tile Coasters
These simple, stylish tile coasters will be a great addition to your outdoor entertaining toolkit. They also make a wonderful hostess gift, paired with the makings of a cocktail or a pretty corkscrew or bottle opener.
- cork tiles (or larger pieces of cork)
- craft knife
- tacky craft glue
Choose a variety of brightly colored tiles. You can find these at a local kitchen or bath supply store, or online on a site like Etsy. We used Talavera-style Mexican tiles.
Cut Cork to Size (Optional)
If you can find pre-cut cork tiles, those will work great. However, you can also purchase sheets of cork at your local craft supply store and cut them to size with a craft knife. Your cork squares should be about 1/2“ smaller in size than your tile. For example, if your tiles are 4” square, cut your cork down to 3-1/2” squares.
Add Glue to Cork Squares
Cover your cork generously with glue.
Adhere Cork to Tile
Turn over your tile and place cork on it, glue side down.
Allow your coasters to dry for at least 30 minutes before using. Keep in mind that even after they dry, these coasters will be somewhat delicate. We recommend hand washing them (rather than putting them in the dishwasher) to keep them in good condition.
Bethany Nauert; Styled By: Paige Geffen