Alphabet Tile Coasters

Use popular alphabet tiles to create adorable and personalized coasters, perfect for home.

Use fun Alphabet Tiles to create one-of-a-kind coasters, perfect for your home or as gifts! Check out this super easy tutorial for Alphabet Tile Coasters!

Hello! I’m Brynde from The Ribbon Retreat. I’m so excited to share a tutorial
with you today. I actually have four tutorials that I will share with you this week.
I will be showing various ways to use The Ribbon Retreat’s new Alphabet Tiles
and coordinating supplies. Let’s get started with some Alphabet Tile Coasters!

You will want to figure out your four-letter words and if you want a theme before
you begin. I was going for a coffee house theme, but after planning two coasters,
I had to get creative. So there is a wine and margarita theme thrown in. Have fun
with it! I enjoyed coming up with coordinating four-letter words with my husband.


Almost everything I used for this project can be purchased at The Ribbon
Retreat. For these Coasters, you will need:

Alphabet Tiles (3 bags of 40 for a good variety of letters to make four Coasters)
Craft Foam or Cork (I purchased a sheet of Craft Foam from Michaels)

Cut your craft foam or cork into four 3” squares. I used a ruler and rotary cutter
on my cutting mat.

Line up your letters and make sure you have the words you want.

Start lining up your words how you want them to be arranged on your coaster. I
have them pictured on the foam, but it is not necessary.

Flip over the tiles, like pages in a book.

Flip the tiles over, so when you put the backing on, they will read correctly. Flip
them over like you are turning pages in a book.

Glue the tiles together line by line. Use a toothpick to help.

Space out your four lines and glue the word strips together. It’s less messy to use
a toothpick.

Glue the strips together.

Once your word strips are glued together, put a little glue between the strips and
start pushing them together. Once they are together, you will need to adjust them
a little so all letters are nice and straight.

Put glue on your foam backing and make sure to get the glue as close to the edge as possible.

Coat the foam or cork backing with glue. Make sure to get the glue as close to
the edge as possible.

Put the foam on the back of the alphabet tiles. Don't let it curl up.

Apply the foam or cork to the back of your letters. The foam will curl up a little,
but just firmly press it down.

NOTE: Carefully check the coaster before letting it dry. You will want to make
sure all your letters/words are going the right way. I only had one word that
ended up backwards! Not sure how that happened… Where the glue was still
wet, it was an easy fix. Excess glue on the tiles can be rubbed off.

Use a book to press on the glue overnight.

Let the coaster dry with a heavy book on top. When using E6000, I like to let it
dry over night.

Create fun scrabble inspired coasters for your home or as a gift!

There you have a cute set of scrabble-inspired coasters!

Alphabet tile coasters make great gifts!

I thought these would make a cute little gift. I found a piece of ribbon and
wrapped them up! I love how my coasters turned out and can’t wait to use
them… or give them away!

Thank you so much Brynde!!

Brynde is one of the amazing employees at The Ribbon Retreat! She really is such a big part of your experience with us and we love her! She also has an amazing shop where she makes all kinds of accessories from bows and flowers and more. You will love her style, so check out her awesome work at Simple Design Bows.

Stay tuned for more fun tutorials using our Alphabet Tiles!
We have a tutorial for you every day this week! So if you loved these coasters, and how could you not?, check back with us for more!

As always, if you’re a craft blogger or bow maker who’d like to submit a tutorial of your own, visit our Project Submission Page to see all the details. We make it worth your while! We love our contributors!

Have a great day! ~ Shirley, The Ribbon Retreat Blog Editor

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