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CD Insert Tile Coasters

CD Insert Tile Coasters Tutorial

CD insert tile coasters are a great use for those old CD inserts, that are such cool art!

I love mp3s, but I really do miss all the art that used to be intertwined with the music. We collect records, and record art is awesome, but I do miss the CD inserts, with multiple pages, and little snippets and lyrics and sometimes a story.

I recently found an old box of CD cases (most the discs had been taken out) and really wanted to create something with all this art I missed. These tile coasters are SUPER easy to make, and allows for the art to shine!

What You’ll Need:

how to cut cd instert corner1. Cut the covers off the CD insert (unless you’d prefer to use an interior page.)

2. Cut the CD insert to fold around the tile. See the diagram to the side for help.

3. Cover the tile in Mod Podge (including the sides) Press CD insert onto the tile and cover with another coat of Mod Podge.

4. Let the first coat of Mod Podge dry. I like making multiple coasters at a time, this allows the Mod Podge to dry while working on the others, and circle back around for the next coats. I added at least 5 coats to each coaster.

5. Once they are completely dry flip them over and paint the bottoms with whatever nail polish color you want. Dave hates the sound of tile or terracotta, so I have to use some sort of enamel to hide that side, and nail polish works perfectly! Use two coats, and then let dry for 24 hours! (DO NOT STACK TO DRY… THEY WILL STICK).

… 24 hours later, they are ready to use! Have fun and hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

kristy o



CD Insert Tile Coasters - Easy Tutorial from 3Peppers Recipes

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  1. These are so cool and a great way to reuse awesome cd art. I’m def going to try these for a house-warming present for one of my guy friends!

  2. Neat idea! My husband loves to listen to music and would enjoy this idea. Thanks for sharing.

  3. What a fun idea! I love learning new applications using Mod Podge. Thanks for sharing this on Fluster Buster’s Creative Muster.

    Hugs, Smiles and Blessings,

    Fluster Buster

  4. This is the best idea!! I have boxes of my old cds and i cant wait to make some.