st patrick's day coasters

How to Make Cute St Patty’s Day DIY Coasters

It goes without saying that everyone will have a drink in their hand on St. Patrick’s Day. And, it is also guaranteed that at some point, said drink will have to be put down.

To save your furniture from unnecessary water marks, I’d suggest making these St. Patrick’s Day tile coasters. It will add a hint of green to your space and help salvage your beloved surfaces. Plus, without a single shamrock in sight, there is no shame should you decide to keep these out for the next couple months.

Just pick up as many single 4.25’’ tiles that you’d like at Home Depot to get started to make 3 distinctly different coasters that still harmonize quite well.

 

Tissue Paper Coasters

st patricks day green coasters materials

To make tissue paper coasters, you’ll need obviously tissue paper, mod podge, and a brush.

I tried two styles: a paint swatch style and organic layer style.

green coasters styles

Steps For The Paint Swatch Style

  1. Start by cutting out 5’’ squares out of your tissue paper.
  2. Then, paint a thin layer of mod podge on a clean tile surface.
  3. Immediately apply a tissue paper square and another layer of mod podge on top of that.
  4. Place another square a couple inches down from the previous.
  5. Repeat the process of mod podge and tissue paper for as many layers as you’d like.
  6. Let dry for at least 20 minutes.

Steps For The Organic Layer Style

  1. Rip the tissue paper in to smaller pieces.
  2. The more uneven pieces you have the better.
  3. I used green and dark green tissue paper.
  4. Once you have all your pieces, apply a thin layer of mod podge to a clean tile, and then place the tissue paper pieces organically on the tile to achieve your desired style.
  5. Apply another coat of mod podge to seal the pieces.
  6. Let dry for at least 20 minutes.

 

Scrapbook Paper Coasters

scrapbook green coasters

For this you’ll need to pick up some scrapbook paper patterns that you like in addition to mod podge and a brush.

 

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Steps

  1. Start by cutting out a 4.25’’ square from your paper that will fit over the top of the tile.
  2. Paint a thin layer of mod podge on a clean tile, and then place the paper on top rolling it down.
  3. Apply a top coat of mod podge to smooth out any bumps and seal the paper down.
  4. Let dry for at least 20 minutes.

 

3. Doily Stencil Coasters

doliy green coaster materials

Pick up a doily to use as a stencil, some spray paint, mod podge, and a brush.

doli green coasters

Steps

  1. Place the doily over a clean tile.
  2. Hold the spray paint directly over the top about 10 inches Lightly spray down over the tile. The doily will flutter as a result of the force from the spray paint to create a soft edge effect.
  3. Let dry for about 10 minutes before covering with a layer of mod podge to seal the paint.
  4. Let dry for at least another 20 minutes.

 

how to avoid scratching your coaster

To avoid scratches from the tile coasters, apply felt pads to the bottom. You can pick up pre-cut stickers, or make your own with scrap felt and a glue gun.

Just cut out small squares or rectangles and glue to the bottom.

  cute green coasters

Congratulations! You’ve just made your own set of unique tile coasters.

They even look super cute stacked up while not in use.

st patrick;s day coasters

But we’d suggest spreading them out and having a good time this St. Patrick’s day and beyond!

green st patty's day coasters

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Paulina Kay

Paulina Kay

is an artist, photographer, kitten lover and milkshake enthusiast who grew up in Michigan and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in fine art and sunbathing. She hopes to one day marry Trueblood's Alexander Skarsgard.

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