DIY Photo Coasters

I apologize for my lateness! With Christmas being tomorrow I was very caught up in family 🙂 here is my Make Something Mondays a little late. Happy Holidays!

wedding gift photo coasters

This is gift #4 in the Make Something Mondays holiday gift series!

My best friend got married last month so, for Christmas I am going to give her these photo coasters made with a few of her wedding photos. I picked out 4 gorgeous pictures, sized them to 4×4 inches, and cut them out. Then I went to Lowe’s and found 4 white wall tiles.

This is the type of project that you have to work on while you are doing something else. Cleaning the house would be perfect. There is a lot of waiting in this one. Make sure you do this in a well ventilated area or you might get a little loopy!

materials

Things You Will Need:
Tiles
Photos
Felt pads
Mod Podge
Sponge Brush
Sealant (not pictured)

mod podge on tileStep 1:

Put a thin, even layer of mod podge over the top of the tile.

wedding photo giftStep 2:

Quickly apply the precut photo of your choice. Use your fingers to smooth the photo over the glue. Make sure you press down on the edges. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the remaining tiles and images.

Let it dry for about 5-10 mins. Go do the dishes or something.

*if it isn’t dry before you move on to step 3 then you will get some serious bubbles in the photo.

mod podge layer 2Step 3:

Apply another thin, even layer of Mod Podge over the top of the photo. Repeat this step for the remaining tiles. Let it dry for about 5-10 mins.

*repeat this step 2-3 times.

photo coaster line

Step 4:

When your tiles are dry line them up (like the photo) on some newspaper in a well ventilated area. Spray your sealant as evenly as possible on the coasters and make sure to get all of the edges. Let the coasters sit for about 10 minutes to dry completely.

felt pads

Step 5:

Adhere your felt pads to the bottom of the coaster to protect any surface this will soon be placed on.

wedding gift photo coasters

When you are done you will have some lovely photo coasters! People love these things, seriously.

Happy crafting 🙂

9 thoughts on “DIY Photo Coasters

  1. I’ve been following your blog for quite a while now (almost a year) I must say that this is my absolute favourite craft of yours. It’s absolutely beautiful and a great gift! The photos are beautiful as well, I hope your friend enjoyed the gift! Love your blog!

  2. What sealant did you use? I made a set of these with a clear spray paint, and they stuck together when they were stacked. So I made a 2nd set, and used the mod podge sealant, and made sure they had dried for like 2 days, and had the felt pads on. I had to stack them for the gift, and my friend that received them said they stuck together. The ones that she got apart were messed up and 3 of them she can’t get apart. Before they were stuck, they did turn out pretty…

    • Hi Amy, I used a spray sealant called EnviroTex Spray. It makes a good sealer for prints. I’ve given these as a gift to quite a few people and haven’t had any problems with it. I even made a test set and used them for a few weeks before giving them out. The sealant dries quickly and does a good job at protecting the prints. Sorry you didn’t have very good luck with yours 😦

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