Monday, November 14, 2011

Photo Coasters

These coasters came out beautiful. We loved them so much that we plan to make more! They make great gifts and are a nice way to display your favorite photos. 

What you need:
4x4 White Tiles
Mod Podge
Epoxy Resin
Adhesive Felt Mounting Circles or Cork Board

How to make it:

  • Cut pictures to 4x4 to fit tile.

  • Using a foam brush, apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the top side of tile and align picture on top and press down to adhere.
  • Once dry, apply a coat of Mod Podge over entire picture. Allow to dry.

  • Follow instructions per label on mixing resin.
  • Elevate your tile with a cup on aluminum foil or wax paper.
  • After mixing resin with hardener, pour on tile. Spread it out using popsicle sticks. 
  • Use a lighter to pop bubbles.
  • Allow at least 72 hours to dry to harden. If needed let it dry longer. 
  • Once dry, stick 4 of the felt circles on the bottom of each tile or cut corkboard to fit tile and glue on the back of tile.
  • Then stare at how pretty they look!

Note: The reason you elevate the tile is so the additional resin on your tile drips down instead of drying on to the tile. If you place the resin on a flat surface and it dries on the tile, simply cut it out.
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  1. This would make a great gift for Loved Ones

  2. Very cute. I just bought tile to mod podge on some pretty paper to make coasters, but now I am thinking photos! Thanks for the idea!
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  3. Beautiful! I'm a little scared of resin...was it easy? Thanks for linking up! Don't forget, you won the discount code, SHINE20 for my Etsy shop for being lucky #100!

  4. I've been wanting to make some coasters.Thanks for sharing this. :) I was wondering where should I look for resin? A craft store or home improvement store?

  5. Resin is very easy to use! You will easily get hooked :)

    We bought ours on Etsy.

    Good luck!

  6. HI! Stopping by from tip junkie. This is such a great idea. Yours came out great. Would make great Christmas gifts too! I would love for you to link this up to Friday link party tomorrow :)

  7. ohhh... this is just so cute!

    I would love to have you link up to my Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Party going on now.

    Hope to see you there & join us every Thurs-Sat.


  8. So cute! Would make a perfect Christmas gift for a Grandparent.

  9. Once I put the resin on my photos start to get dark lines in them? What am I doing wrong?

  10. Nice blog! I would love to share something about onderzetters met foto here.

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  12. Wow, I really like your post because the information which you given in this blog is really extra ordinary.
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  13. Photo coaster are very cute and personal. This is a very good DIY guide on making one. However there is this company called PrintStop which does printing services for all the products. Tea coasters are one of them. They offer a service of printing your photos onto the coaster at an affordable priceYou can check them out here.

  14. Awesome! Thanks for sharing with us.
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