Monday, July 22, 2013

DIY Photo Coasters

I am so excited, that I could jump up and down. I know what you’re thinking? WHY? I am excited because our oldest daughter Ashley is getting married, she officially set a date. She is getting married on May 10th, 2013. We recently had a photo session, and I had the pleasure of taking photos of my daughter and her future hubby.  I pray that they will have a long, happy marriage with all of God’s blessing. Here is a photo of Ashley, her fiance Geoffrey and their sweet daughter Isabella.

Now that I have so many new family photos to treasure.  It is time to get crafty, and whip up some new photo coasters.

DIY Photo Coasters
4″x4″ Tiles
White Tissue Paper
Cardstock 8 ½ x 11
Fine Sandpaper
A Printer
Scotch Tape
Mod Podge
A Paint Brush
Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer
A Roll of Cork
Tacky Glue
Step By Step Instructions:
Cut out a piece of tissue paper slightly smaller than a sheet of 8 ½ x 11 cardstock, and then scotch tape the tissue paper to the piece of cardstock.  Print out your 4×4 photo squares onto white tissue paper.
Cut each tissue paper photo print down to 4″x4″.
Brush a thin coat of Mod Podge over your tile, and carefully apply your photo onto the tile. Let dry completely.
Once dry, lightly sand and apply a thin coat of Mod Podge over your photo. Let dry completely.  Repeat this step two more times
Once dry, seal with Mod Podge clear acrylic sealer. I applied three coats on my tiles, letting each coat dry between applications.
To complete the coaster, cut out a piece of cork 3 ½ x 3 ½ and glue it to the back of each coasters.

I love the look of my new photo coasters. I am gifting a set to my Mom and another set to my daughter. Shhhhhh! Let’s find out if they read my blog, and find out about their gifts.
What do you think of my coasters?
Smiles, Paula

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  1. That is wonderful. They make a good couple, what a beautiful family.

  2. I love this! These would make great Christmas gifts, and this year, I'm starting early. Going to pin this!

  3. Such a fabulous set of keepsakes! I am sure they will be cherished by your daughter.

  4. Oh, how exciting, Paula! Such wonderful news:) I LOVE your coasters ~ perfect gifts!

  5. Replies
    1. I used a inkjet printer on my coasters. I'm not sure that it would matter. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  6. Can I just use a picture and not print it on tissue paper?

    1. Yes feel free to use a picture instead of printing on tissue paper. ;o)

  7. what could you use instead of the sealer??