DIY Mexican Tile Coasters

DIY Mexican Tile Coasters

Posted by DecoArt on Apr 26th 2021

Create a beautiful set of Mexican tile coasters with Americana Acrylics. You can customize with your own color variations and easiluy create a set perfect for you. These are all a fantastic DIY gift idea.


    • #8 filbert brush
    • coarse sand paper
    • pilot frixion pen
    • medium sand paper
    • fine sand paper
    • wood coasters


    1. For this project, I used a 3x3 coaster set from our local craft store; however, any cork or wood or another porous surface would work well.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. These coasters came rough cut, and that didn't quite work for this project. Thank goodness for sandpaper scraps! I started with a #60 and worked up to #120, transforming these coasters from rough and shabby to a nice smooth surface.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Using the Frixion pen lightly draw, or trace the designs onto the coasters to make sure the finished product lines up well!
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Refer to the pattern to help keep your colors straight. I found it best to focus on one color and paint each tile with that one color.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. When you are finished, use a hairdryer on the "hot" setting and wave it over the pen marks until they disappear! Varnish is optional.
    10. Instruction #5


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