These plain, white .16 cent sample tiles are the most wonderful things you never realized you needed. Have you ever been stressed over that "personal" gift for a friend/family member? Well, look no further. There are so many different ways you can turn these sample tiles into cute, personalized, functional coasters! I've come up with a few ideas below, all under $5! (My goal is always to make them smile, as well as, my pocket)
For this idea, you'll need some vinyl adhesive paper. I found a few amazing designs at my local craft store and amazon. I placed my plain tile on the vinyl adhesive and measured with a ruler. I then used an exact knife to cut the piece I measured out. I slowly pealed the back of the vinyl off and placed the vinyl onto the tile (I used my finger to smooth out the bubbles). I feel like this design is a really inexpensive Anthropologie knock-off.
The two ideas below involve a little something called "decoupage". If you haven't used decoupage before, it's a magical glue adhesive that binds your work onto any surface. For the scrapbook paper, and pictures you'll just need to cut out your piece and use a paint brush to paint the decoupage onto your tile. Seal the top with the decoupage as well, this will make sure no liquid will damage the top. I also used a little polyurethane to make sure it was extra protected.
**You can either cover the whole surface like I did or do the polaroid look**