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DIY Mexican Tile Coasters

Americana® Acrylics

DIY Mexican Tile Coasters
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DIY Mexican Tile Coasters

designed by Kelly Alder-Janes

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.

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Americana® Acrylics

  • Cadmium Yellow (DAO10)
  • Desert Turquoise (DAO44)
  • True Blue (DAO36)
  • Tuscan Red (DA265)

Other supplies

  • #8 filbert brush
  • coarse sand paper
  • pilot frixion pen (Michaels)
  • medium sand paper
  • fine sand paper
  • wood coasters (Hobby Lobby)


  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.
    Step 0 Example
  2. 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.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Using the Frixion pen lightly draw, or trace the designs onto the coasters to make sure the finished product lines up well!
    Step 2 Example
  4. 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.
    Step 3 Example
  5. When you are finished, use a hairdryer on the "hot" setting and wave it over the pen marks until they disappear! Varnish is optional.
    Step 4 Example
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