If you want to know how to make tile coasters, you have arrived at the right place. Here is how to make tile coasters using travertine tiles and photo’s or pictures of your choice.
These tile coasters will make an excellent and personalised gift that anybody will love.
These coasters are quick and easy to make.
Be careful to work in a well-ventilated area, because the fumes from the varnish remover can get strong.
You will need:
- Mirrored laser copies of your photo’s or pictures
- Craft knife and ruler
- Unsealed travertine tiles (95 x 95 mm)
- Nail polish remover – the type made with acetone
- Latex gloves to protect your hands
- Tile sealer or varnish
How To Make Tile Coasters
Cut out your images and make them slightly smaller than the size of the tile to allow for a small border around the edges.
Heat each tile in the microwave for about a minute. This will help the ink transfer to the tile more easily.
Place your image face down onto the warm tile and pour some nail polish remover onto a ball of cotton wool.
Rub this over the back of the image until the entire surface of the image is covered with nail polish remover.
Hold the image in place and do not move it. If the polish remover starts to evaporate, simply pour some more onto the cotton wool and rub the image again.
Lift a corner of the colour copy to check if the image has transferred. If you are happy that this is the case, leave to dry for a few minutes.
When all the tiles are done, peel off the paper and remove any paper residue with the tips of your fingernails.
Seal the tile with sealer or varnish.
Stick felt squares underneath the tiles to stop them from scratching your surfaces.
If you need some travertine tiles for this project and are battling to find them, click on the picture on the left to purchase them online.