Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Photo Coasters

Graduation parties and Father's day are just around the corner.  Are you looking for a quick and easy home made gift?  Well look no further!  What's better than custom made photo coasters?  They are super easy and a nice way to personalize a gift (or show off your photography skills).
I have made these for both my mom (you can see the ones for my mom below) and my dad (I gave my dad one with my engagement picture on it for Father's day last year).  They make such a great versatile gift!

What you need:


  • Ceramic tile (these are like 15 cents at Home Depot.  They come in many colors)
  • Picture of your choice, cut to size
  • Mod Podge 16-Ounce Glue, Gloss Finish
    Clear Acrylic sealer
  • 1 inch foam brush
  • Felt
  • Hot Glue Gun
What you do:
Cut your picture to size.
Using your brush, apply a thin coat of Modge Podge to the back of your picture and then adhere the picture to the tile. Wait for the Modge Podge to dry (this is important!).  Apply another coat of Modge Podge over the picture and tile, let dry at least 15-20 minutes (or more).  Apply 1-2 more coats of Modge Podge.  Let dry.  I would let it dry overnight.
Lay your tiles out on some old newspaper or an old shower curtain in a well ventilated area.  Following the directions on the can, spray on the acrylic sealer.  Let dry 30 minutes.  Apply 1-2 more coats, letting the sealer dry at least 30 minutes between coats.  This will help to make the coasters more waterproof.
Finally, cut a square of felt and hot glue it to the back of your coaster.  This will prevent the coaster from scratching the surface it is sitting on.



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15 comments:

  1. Perfect for Father's Day presents!!! Just dropping in from Lets Get Social Sunday to thank you for joining in and to follow via Google+!

    Hugs

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  2. I like this! I've been wondering where to get tiles like that. I've wanted to try to add pressed flowers to them. Thanks for sharing! I'm right behind you at the 504 Main party. I'd love for you to visit me back. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!
    Gina (http://ginascraftcorner.blogspot.com/)

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    1. Hi Gina - I got my tiles at Home Depot. Most home improvement stores like Lowes or Menards would also have something similar. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I love this idea, I'm in need of some coasters. Thank you for sharing at Fluster's Creative Muster.

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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  4. I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party. The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight.

    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

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  5. great idea!
    http://freestilcreatingbyvilly.blogspot.gr/

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  6. Such a cute idea! =)
    Dropping by from "Thursday Favorite Things" - now following you on Google+.

    Have a great weekend!

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  7. This is a great idea, and they are so easy to make. You are today's Dare to Share Feature of the Day!

    http://www.pamspartyandpracticaltips.com/2013/05/photo-coasters-feature-of-day_27.html

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  8. What a fun idea! I think these would be a great gift for just about anyone. thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  9. They look great! Thanks for linking up to And Sew We Craft Together!

    http://www.andsewwecraft.com/2013/05/and-sew-we-craft-together-linky-party-44/

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  10. Fun idea! Thank you for sharing. im pinning this!
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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  11. We just loved your post and your blog and we're so glad to have you join us at our One Sharendipity Place Link-up Party this past weekend!! It has been so much fun finding your site and others like yours out there!! We hope you'll join us again this weekend!!
    Thanks again & God bless,
    Sue @ thet2women.com

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  12. Think we need some photo coasters soon! This is an awesome idea :-) Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party !

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  13. What a creative and fun craft project! Thanks so much for sharing at Saturday Spotlight.

    April
    Angels Homestead

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  14. What a great way to capture priceless memories! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Monday Funday!

    Take care,

    Trish

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