Monday, March 11, 2013

#DIY picture coasters

I recently created these beautiful DIY photo coasters that were really easy and look beautiful. I thought i'd share them on here with you so you could make some for yourself or to give away as a gift, as I did. The tutorial I used for the most part was from Two Girls Being Crafty but I think they may have gotten it from somewhere else if I recall.

What you need:
  • Ceramic tiles (purchase at Home Depot or Lowes for $0.13 each)
  • Photos (you could also use some pretty scrap book paper or even fabric)
  • Modge podge
  • Polyurethane spray
  • Foam Brush
  • Scissors or paper cutter (I prefer the paper cutter as I like it to be precise. Plus it's quicker.) 
  • Felt for the bottom
  • Hot glue gun
First thing to do is to cut the photo down to size. I don remember the exact measurements, but I believe it was 4in. I then put a layer of modge podge on the tile, put the photo on top, then another layer of modge podge. If you've never used modge podge before, it looks really cloudy and thick. You'll know it's dry when it's completely clear and not tacky. I waited till they were clear and then added a second layer of modge podge. This one I let dry till it wasn't tacky either. I then took it out to the garage and sprayed it with two coats of the polyurethane spray. I don't remember how long I waited but I believe the decorations said to do it in a two hour window.

I then took some yards of felt that I had from the local fabric store, and cut them down to cover the entire bottom of the tile. When the tiles were completely dried, I hot glued a felt square to the bottom of the tile.

This entire process, does take a little bit of time, but it is easy. I just did it in front of the t.v. to keep me entertained but this would be a fun project to do with a friend.

*Hint - Make sure to use enough modge podge on the tile before the photo. I had a couple of the tiles where when you push on the picture you can feel air underneath the photo. It's not a big deal, or hasn't seemed to be yet, but it bothered me. LOL. So just make sure you have a good layer and then push the picture flat to the tile.


  1. great idea!! i have so many pics that i love but don't know what to do with! i'll have to have a coaster-making day.. or party! :)

    1. I seriously want to make coasters for everyone! lol.

  2. These are great! Would be perfect for a gift!


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