How To: Handmade Photo Coasters
One of our favorite couples just tied the knot. Dropped anchor. Got hitched. To conclude, they’re married. Normally, I don’t venture too far outside of a registry. However, everyone else beat us to it! Instead, we picked out some great locally-made wine bottles turned glasses, but wanted something a little more thoughtful in addition, so now they have coasters for their glasses. If you’re in the market for a handmade gift, just know I’m not much of a crafter if sewing’s not involved, so surely anyone can do this.
What you’ll need:
- Mod Podge (a craft store staple) - I’d never used Mod Podge before, so don’t be afraid. It’s super easy.
- 4-inch Ceramic Tiles (got mine at Lowe’s, but available at any big box home store)
- Felt pads (also Lowe’s)
- A sponge applicator
- Wax paper to cover your work surface
1. Print pictures and crop to fit tile. I printed mine with a matte finish to avoid finger print smudges.
2. Adhere felt pads to the bottom of the tiles.
3. Use sponge applicator to apply Mod Podge to back side of photo and center on tile. Allow a moment to dry.
4. Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the top of your tile, evenly covering the picture surface, including edges.
5. Allow time to dry. I waited a few hours between coats, but according to the bottle, 30 minutes should be sufficient.
6. Repeat for two more coats.
7. Wah-lah! Marvel in your creation. You’re at least as crafty as this girl!