Did you catch the resin project I did a couple of weeks ago with a vintage side table?  (you can see it here…)  I had some Envirotex-Lite resin left over so decided to make some fun winter coasters with ceramic tiles and fabric.

I used two different fabrics as an experiment to see which worked better. Envirotex-Lite pour on resinThe first was a flannel buffalo check.Envirotex Lite resin, Spoonflower fabric and tilesThe second, a fun tea time cotton from Spoonflower.


measuring out fabric to make coasters with resinWhichever type of fabric you use, start by measuring and cutting out a square that is an inch bigger than the tile on all sides.  attaching fabric to ceramic tilesI did the next step two different ways.  For two of the tiles I used a spray adhesive to adhere the fabric to the tile.  The others I used a coat of Mod Podge to adhere it.  tiles with Spoonflower fabric and Mod PodgeFor the ones I used a coat of Mod Podge, I also put two coats of it on top of the fabric as well to seal it.  Sealing it before the resin step helps to protect the look and colour of the fabric.

 If you don’t seal the fabric with Mod Podge before the resin, the resin will soak into the fabric and change the colour.

I definitely ended up preferring this method to the spray adhesive and no sealing.  The colours were much truer and the look was over all nicer.


flannel fabric ready for resinWhen you are ready to pour the resin (follow the instructions on the box to mix and remove bubbles) make sure your coasters are raised up.  The resin will need to drip off of the sides in order to form an nice smooth top surface.  pouring resin over ceramic tiles and fabricPour on the resin and carefully remove any bubbles.  diy coasters with resin poured over themEvery half hour or so I used a popsicle stick and wiped away any drips that had formed on the underside of each tile.  If you miss any, they can easily be sanded away once the resin is fully cured.  adding hot glue feet to a tile coaster bottomTo finish off the new coasters, add four little “feet” on the bottom of the tile.  Spoonflower teapot fabric under resin

ceramic tiles covered with fabric and Envirotex Lite resinI was really, really happy with how well the tea time fabric turned out.  The cotton stayed beautiful and crisp under the Mod Podge and Resin.  The flannel fabric worked well with the Mod Podge as well, but not without.

Using bright, colourful patterns definitely works better for this project.  cookie on a cake standI love that there are so many options with this type of project!  You could use photos, your favourite saying or fabric to match your decor.  The possibilities are really endless.  teatime with fabric and resin coasters

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  1. Michelle says:

    I’m having trouble achieving a heat resistant surface using the envirotex resin on my acrylic pour coasters. . Do you have an suggestions on how to make them heat resistant?

    • Hi Michelle, the Envirotex Lite is supposed to be heat resistant. Hmmm… mine have been Ok so not sure what could be done to make them more heat resistant. Did they harden properly for you? Sometimes if the two components are not thoroughly mixed they don’t harden properly and make a sort of softer finish. Mine are rock hard and have held up well to heat. Was it the Envirotex Lite that you used? Sorry I can’t be of more help!!

      • Michelle Rosenbaum says:

        Thank you for your response. Yes I have used Envirotex lite and even tried their product EX-74. I have mixed several sets and none of them have been heat resistant. They dry rock hard and are not sticky either. I have talked to their support 3 times and my method has been correct. I had heard about spraying engine enamel on the coasters but then you lose the beautiful resin surface.

        • Wow, that’s too bad. I wonder why? How frustrating that you have tried and are still not getting great results. Sorry, I wish I could be of more help. Please let me know if you figure out a way!

          • Michelle says:

            Thank you. How many ounces of resin do you mix up to use on 4 tiles that are 4″ X 4″?

          • Hi Michelle, I don’t remember the exact amount but it was no more than about 2 cups from each bottle (resin and hardener) You will have extra but that will allow it to run off the edges and make a nice smooth finish.

  2. So cuteeeeee. I love them. Happy Holiday’s

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