Recently, I have seen several other craft blogs and forums with individuals making coasters out of 4x4 inch tiles. I was amazed by how well they looked and how these could be great personalized gifts so I had to try it out for myself!
My husband went to Ace Hardware and purchased 1/8th inch cork board sheets that I cut down to size for the bottom of the tile such that the tile will not scratch any surface. I went to my favorite store and found light green tile and white tile. Each coaster I made is with a different color combination to see what works and what does not. This was also a perfect time to try out my Monogram files that I have yet to use! After adding the vinyl to the tile, I then sealed it with a water based Minnwax to protect the vinyl and tile from getting wet. Below are the coasters, I have made thus far!
My son was determined that I make him a coaster too so I made him the Grey and Red Monogram and the colors actually work very well together! Today, I'm heading back to the store to replenish my coaster supply as these were fun and relatively easy to make and would be great gifts for others!