Wednesday, July 22, 2015

DIY Coasters

Remember when I mentioned that I bought all of the supplies to make DIY coasters for a friend? Well I made them, and they turned out great!

My supplies

  1. Trim the photos so that they are 4x4 like the tiles.
  2. Using the foam brush, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the top of the coaster, making sure to spread all the way to the edges.
  3. Place your photo face up on top of the tile and smooth so there are no air bubbles.
  4. Apply another layer of Mod Podge to the top of the picture.
  5. Rough up the edges of the photo to match the rough edges of the tiles. (Note: I used my finger to give edges a distressed look. I just continuously ran my finger along the edges of the photo until I achieved the look I wanted. Since the paper is wet from the Mod Podge, it destructs fairly easily.)
  6. Set the tile aside to dry. (I sat my tiles face-up on red solo cups to dry so that the edges did not get stuck to the table.)
  7. Repeat steps 2-6 for other three tiles/photos and allow to Mod Podge to dry for several hours. 
  8. Apply another coat of Mod Podge to the top all coasters and allow to dry for several hours.
  9. Repeat step 8 one more time.
  10. Cut your cork board into pieces that are slightly smaller than 4x4.
  11. Apply a thin layer of mod podge to the bottom of the coaster and one side of the cork board and push the two together. Allow a few hours to dry.
  12. Use or gift your coasters!
Finished products!

Emily Ann

P.S. I've also used black and white photos to make coasters and they turned out really cool, too!