Upcycle ceramic tiles into beautiful coasters as wedding gift

Upcycled tiles into coasters.

  • Difficulty

Creating your own ceramic tile coasters is a fun and rewarding DIY project that allows you to customize your home decor while showcasing your creativity. Follow these steps to craft unique coasters that are both functional and stylish.

You need
  • Pen/potlood
  • Clamp
  • Wall tiles
  • Thin medium or coark
L: Length, W: Width, H: Height, D: Diameter
Step 1 5

Mark your design on the wall tiles

Marking the upcycled tiles with a pencil.

Begin by envisioning the shape and style of your coasters. Sketch various designs on paper until you find one that resonates with your aesthetic preferences. Consider themes, patterns, and sizes to ensure your coasters align with your desired home decor.


Once you've settled on a design, carefully transfer it onto the ceramic tiles using a pencil. Take your time to ensure accuracy and precision in your outlines, as this will serve as the foundation for the cutting process.

Step 2 5

Cut the ceramic tiles

Cutting the tiles for the DIY coasters.

It’s time to start having fun! Take your Dremel Multi Tool and your DREMEL wall tile cutting kit (566) specific to the cutting of ceramic and tiles. Be careful to always protect yourself with gloves and glasses.

Remember to position your cutting guide flat so that you can easily follow the pencil lines you've drawn beforehand  and start cutting. Be gentle with your movements and don't hesitate to increase the power of your Dremel for greater cutting precision.

On this project, we chose to make a very random shape to recall the shapes of the 70s.

Step 3 5

Smoothen the ceramic shapes

Sanding the upcycled tiles.

Once the cutting is complete, shift your focus to refining the edges of your coasters. Utilize a 19.8 mm silicon carbide grinding wheel (85422) to meticulously sand down any rough or uneven edges.


This meticulous step is essential for achieving a polished finish and ensuring that your coasters exude a professional allure. Take your time to finesse each edge, maintaining consistency and symmetry throughout the refinement process.

Step 4 5

Wooden surface to finish you coasters

Using a pencil on the upcycled tiles.

Elevate the aesthetic appeal of your coasters by incorporating fine wood or cork as a complementary base. Utilize the coasters themselves as templates to trace and cut the wood or cork to the appropriate size and shape.


Employ the Spiral Cutting Bit Multipurpose (561) in conjunction with the cutting guide to ensure precision and accuracy during the cutting process. Affix the wood or cork to the underside of the coasters using a reliable adhesive, ensuring a secure and seamless bond.


Should the wood or cork protrude slightly, utilize a fine-grain sanding band (432) to delicately remove any excess material, resulting in a flawless finish that exudes sophistication.

Step 5 5

Final decorations

Upcycled tiles into coasters.

With your custom ceramic tile coasters now complete, it's time to infuse them with personality and charm. Create an array of shapes and designs to suit various preferences, allowing your creativity to shine through in every coaster.


Consider presenting these handcrafted coasters as thoughtful and creative gifts, ideal for weddings, housewarmings, or any occasion worthy of celebration. Recipients can utilize them for their intended purpose or as decorative accents, adding a touch of elegance to their living spaces.

Frequently Asked Questions

While it's possible to use various ceramic tiles, it's recommended to choose tiles specifically designed for cutting. These tiles typically offer smoother surfaces, facilitating easier cutting and ensuring better results.

While some familiarity with tools like the Dremel Rotary Tool is beneficial, this project is beginner-friendly with comprehensive instructions provided. Prioritize safety by adhering to all recommended precautions and guidelines.

Absolutely! Feel free to unleash your creativity by incorporating intricate designs, patterns, or even custom artwork onto the ceramic tiles before cutting. Experiment with various techniques such as stenciling, freehand drawing, or decoupage to personalize your coasters.

To preserve the beauty and longevity of your ceramic tile coasters, simply wipe them clean with a damp cloth as needed. Avoid exposing them to prolonged moisture or extreme temperatures, as this may compromise their integrity. Handle with care to prevent chipping or damage, ensuring they remain a cherished addition to your home decor.