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DIY Reversible Instagram Coasters

Tile coasters are always great for around the house. They protect surfaces from your sweating drink, and they can be great décor accents. I love the idea of tile coasters, but I also love the idea of using instagram images as coaster surfaces. For this DIY, I took those two elements and combined them to make a set of reversible coasters. These are super simple to make, customizable to your liking and perfect for gifting!

instagram coaster supplies

What you need:


Instagram prints (It’s best to print out your images on photo paper. I saved mine from the web onto a USB drive and printed them at CVS. Since my tiles were all 4×4, I made 4×6 prints and just cut them to size.)

Mod Podge

Sealer (I used a multi-purpose liquid sealer, but you can also use any water resistant/acrylic sealer)


printed tile stack

I picked up my tiles at a salvage store and chose a variety of prints and colors.

mod podge on tile

First, flip over your tiles and cover the back with a solid coat of Mod Podge.

instagram print placed on tile

Lay your images onto the tiles and allow the Mod Podge to set for about an hour.

mod podge on tile

Next, paint a coat of Mod Podge on top of the image. This will dry clear so don’t worry about ruining the picture! Once all of your tiles have dried, finish off with a few coats of the sealer. This will help protect the images from any water that might loosen the Mod Podge. Allow your tiles to dry completely.

reversible coaster gif

There yah go! Fun and easy reversible coasters!

coaster end image

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Taylor -June 25, 2013, 9:13AM

REALLY great idea! I love how their are two decorative sides! I will be trying this! :)

Bee -June 25, 2013, 2:56PM

Ah! These are super cute! Great gift idea for next mother’s day :)

Adyss -June 25, 2013, 6:31PM

This is really clever! They look great and add also a personal touch!

Sam -June 25, 2013, 7:14PM

It might be a good idea to glue something like felt or cork squares onto the bottom of the coaster so it doesn’t scratch your table. At least that is what I would need to do for my table surface.

DIYEARTE - DIY -June 26, 2013, 5:47AM

great idea!!!! ☺☺


Alexa Sonken {Invitations for Creatives} -June 27, 2013, 12:39PM

these would make THE BEST gift!!!! love it!

Megan T -July 9, 2013, 10:18AM

This is such a cool DIY idea!! I am already bookmarking this post to use as a gift idea in the near future. So creative, thanks for the idea.

Marble Coasters -August 12, 2013, 1:21AM

This is a brilliant idea the photo needs to be covered with glue so the water or liquid coming from the glass won’t affect the photo.

nina -August 26, 2013, 6:05PM

This is a great idea! do you have any suggestions for the type of liquid sealer to use? Thanks!

Altair -August 29, 2013, 12:30PM

I love this!!!

Emily -August 30, 2013, 6:05PM

These are awesome!
I made a set of instagram coasters with Coastermatic. They print instagram images directly on to stone coasters, so a nice alternative for those who aren’t friends with modge podge. They’re really absorbent too.

Vanessa -October 23, 2013, 2:41AM

cute idea! thanks for sharing :)

cate k -December 8, 2013, 5:34PM

what do you do if the mod podge didn’t dry completely clear on the entire picture?! D:

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