Hello, friends! I have some DIY coasters you’ll love to learn about. Make these for yourself or for a gift!
- Stock photos – I printed some photos that are free of copyrights at Pixabay.com (or your own photos would work great too!) on regular copy paper. Thicker paper would work well. I have not tried this with actual photo paper. If you do, leave me a note regarding how they turn out!
- Simple, white tiles measuring 4×4 inches
- Foam brushes
- Small roller brush
- Door bumpers or cork board to put on back of tiles
- Krylon Sealer
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Select photos, then cut down to 4×4 inches.
Ensure you have all of your supplies ready to go! Place the tile on an old towel or paper towel to avoid making a mess with the ModPodge.
Brush a layer of ModPodge directly onto the tile.
Quickly and carefully place your trimmed photo onto the tile. Add another layer of ModPodge on top of the photo. Then use the roller to smooth out the bubbles. Don’t roll too much as you’ll destroy the picture. I’ve found that thicker paper tends to work better with the ModPodge.
After the ModPodge has completely dried, seal the coasters with 3 light coats of Kylon Sealer, allowing dry time between coats.
To protect the table surface from the tile, use something on the back of the coasters such as door bumpers. I placed a door bumper on each of the four backside corners of the coaster. This also keeps the coaster from moving around on the table when a drink is sitting on it!
Alternatively, you could cut a piece of cork board to fit the tile and hot glue it to the back. I found the door bumpers worked well and were very fast to apply.
That’s it! DIY Coasters!
Be sure to wait 24 hours to allow the Krylon sealer to dry completely before using.
What do you think? The DIY coasters can really add a personal touch to your coffee table.
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Have a great day,