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Make Decoupage Tile Coasters in Two Easy Steps Gift Idea

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A step-by-step tutorial on how to create DIY decoupage tile casters with peel-and-stick wallpaper for gift-giving or keeping!

Don’t you love receiving a beautiful and thoughtful gift that is handcrafted or from a small boutique store?

Today I have an easy gift idea that is perfect for a friend that has everything or a creative hostess gift to go with that bottle of wine. Bonus, it’s much cheaper than its store-bought counterparts!

DIY Decoupage Tile Coasters

Welcome back to A Very Global Christmas series with my good friend Stephanie from Casa Watkins Living. We partner up twice a year for a globally inspired series to bring you craft ideas like this easy DIY and more for the holidays.

Today is Day Eight and all about easy entertainment and gift ideas. Scroll to the bottom to see some of Stephanie’s beautiful ideas.

Beautiful DIY decoupage tile coasters with global peel and stick wallpaper are on a white table with bottle brush trees and books.
DIY Decoupage Tile Coasters with Global Patterns
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A Very Global Christmas Series

To make these global-inspired decoupage coasters you will need:

  1. Ceramic tiles (4×4): I used the Dollar Tree ceramic tile coasters
  2. Global patterned material: Leftover wallpaper/fabric or wallpaper/fabric samples, saved Christmas cards, scrapbook paper, or wrapping paper. The options are endless! I have peel-and-stick wallpaper samples from Smith Honig leftover from a furniture project that are perfect for this DIY.
  3. Adhesive: Unless you are using a peel-and-stick material you will need decoupage paste, Mod Podge, or 50/50 glue and water.
  4. Foam brush or paintbrush
  5. Scissors and/or craft knife
  6. Protective Finish: Clear coat of spray paint or polyurethane or a layer of mod podge
  7. Optional: felt pads if needed
Dollar store coasters are on a table with peel and stick wallpaper samples and a decoupage tile coaster.
Dollar Store Coasters and Peel and Stick Wallpaper Samples
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DIY Decoupage Tile Coasters with Peel and Stick Wallpaper

Step-by-step tutorial on how to create DIY decoupage tile coasters with global patterned peel and stick wallpaper. Perfect for gift giving or updating old coasters.


  • Ceramic tiles (4x4 inches)
  • Peel and stick wallpaper
  • Mod Podge
  • Felt pads


  • Foam brush or paintbrush
  • Scissors or craft knife


    1. Cut the peel-and-stick wallpaper into squares slightly larger than your ceramic tiles.
    2. Peel off the backing of the wallpaper and apply it to the surface of the tile, smoothing out any bubbles or wrinkles as you go.
    3. Use a foam brush or paintbrush to apply a layer of Mod Podge over the top of the wallpaper on each tile. This will help seal it in place. Use a mixture of half water and half craft glue if you do not have Mod Podge.
    4. Once dry, use scissors or a craft knife to trim off any excess wallpaper around the edges of each tile.
    5. Apply another layer of Mod Podge over top of the entire surface of each tile, including any exposed edges where you trimmed off the excess paper.
    6. Allow this layer to dry completely.
    7. Add felt pads to the bottom of the coaster to protect surfaces from scratches.


Look at your local dollar store for cheap tile/ceramic coasters to decoupage.

Did you make this project?

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How to make decoupage tile coasters DIY:

  • Place a coaster on the underside of the material you are using. Trace the edges and cut them out. Alternatively, you can measure and cut a piece a little larger than 4×4.
  • Apply the global-pattern material to the coaster smoothing out any air bubbles or wrinkles.
  • Use a craft knife to cut closer to the edges if you are using something like a peel-and-stick wallpaper or decal.
Wallpaper peel and stick samples are on a table with tile coasters DIY.
Decoupage Tile Coasters DIY
  • To decoupage a nonstick material like any type of paper, apply the glue and water mixture of decoupage paste to the coaster, place the material on top then add one more layer of decoupage. The material may wrinkle but will dry flat!
Mod podge tile coasters with peel and stick wallpaper samples in saturated colors are on a marble table with bottle brush trees.
Global Inspired Mod Podge Coasters
  • Add an extra layer of protection to the peel-and-stick wallpaper with a protective finish by either applying a coat of Mod Podge on top or using an acrylic top clear coat or polyurethane,
A crystal goblet sits on a DIY decoupage tile coaster with other coasters and books.
Colorful Decoupage Coasters Gift Idea!

And that’s it! With just a couple of simple steps, you’ll have beautiful decoupage tile coasters ready for gift giving or to complement your own home decor style using peel-and-stick wallpaper as your design element.

Aren’t they darling? And so much better than the original coaster. I adore the global tribal patterns on them. You can see how I used one of the wallpaper selections on the back of a display cabinet. It looks so great!

Find more thoughtful Christmas gifts on my friend’s page and Christmas decorating ideas and DIYs with free printables on this page.

Make sure to check out these fabulous entertaining ideas from Stephanie!

We have four more days left of the series. See you soon!


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