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. 

Colorful Tray Made From Mexican Tiles

Colorful Tray Made From Mexican Tiles

Reinforce the design and style of your deck with carefully curated details like these trays, which feature unique Mexican tiles and pair perfectly with our DIY tile coasters.

Photo by: Bethany Nauert; Styled By: Paige Geffen

Bethany Nauert; Styled By: Paige Geffen

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Materials Needed

  • tiles
  • cork tiles (or larger pieces of cork)
  • craft knife
  • tacky craft glue
Easy DIY Tile Coasters: Materials

Easy DIY Tile Coasters: Materials

To make these tile coasters, you'll need tiles, cork, a craft knife and tacky glue.

Photo by: Bethany Nauert; Styled By: Paige Geffen

Bethany Nauert; Styled By: Paige Geffen

Select Tiles

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.

Easy DIY Tile Coasters: Add Glue to Cork Squares

Easy DIY Tile Coasters: Add Glue to Cork Squares

Cover your cork generously with glue.

Photo by: Bethany Nauert; Styled By: Paige Geffen

Bethany Nauert; Styled By: Paige Geffen

Adhere Cork to Tile

Turn over your tile and place cork on it, glue side down.

Easy DIY Tile Coasters: Adhere Cork to Tile

Easy DIY Tile Coasters: Adhere Cork to Tile

Turn over your tile and place cork on it, glue side down.

Photo by: Bethany Nauert; Styled By: Paige Geffen

Bethany Nauert; Styled By: Paige Geffen

Let Dry

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.

Easy DIY Tile Coasters: Let Dry

Easy DIY Tile Coasters: Let Dry

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.

Photo by: Bethany Nauert; Styled By: Paige Geffen

Bethany Nauert; Styled By: Paige Geffen

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