How to create personalised tile coasters


Use painted tiles to create unique and colourful coasters decorated with your child’s drawings or hand prints.

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Step 1: Preparation

Protect your table with dust sheets and ask your child to choose a selection of their favourite hand-drawn pictures.

Step 2: Painting your tiles

Paint your tiles using a tester pot colour of your choice. You may need two coats for a nice even coverage. Ensure you have a pot of water handy to clean your brushes.

Step 3: Carefully apply PVA

Apply a coat of PVA glue to your tiles.

Step 4: Sticking your drawings

Carefully stick your cut out drawings to the tiles.                                                            

Step 5: Sealing your drawings

Brush a thin coat of PVA glue over the top of your drawing. Be careful not to brush the glue over the image too many times, as your drawing may smudge.

Step 6: Allow to dry 

Let the glue dry until it looks clear – this usually takes around a couple of hours.

Step 7: Turn your tile into a coaster

On the other side of the tile, stick a felt pad in each corner.


Tools for the job:

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In 2009 Jane set up Tea and Crafting to provide affordable craft workshops and online videos for all skill levels.

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