Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Photo Coasters

While I don't find the time to do much crafting I have come across a few that are quick and easy. I came accross this idea on Frugal Girls right before Mother's Day. I made a set for my mom and they were so simple!! Below you'll find the instuctions along with a picture of my finished product. For a step-by-step photo tutorial click on the Frugal Girls link above.

What you'll need:

Cermaic Tiles ( I got mine at Lowe's)
Mod Podge (Glossy- can find at Wal-mart or Michael's or other craft stores)
Acrylic Coating Spray (Original directions called for glossy but I used satin finish)
Hot glue gun
Sponge applicators


  1. Trim photo to fit tile
  2. Apply Mod Podge to back of photo with sponge applicator. Press photo down onto tile and allow to dry completely.
  3. Once dry, apply a layer of Mod Podge with sponge applicator to top of photo. Use even left to right strokes (lines will show). Allow to dry completely
  4. Repeat two more layers of Mod Podge allowing each layer to dry completely before applying next.
  5. Once the three layers of Mod Podge have dried completely, take them outside.
  6. Lay on wax paper, news paper, or cardboard. Apply 5-6 coates of acrylic coating spray allowing each to dry completely before adding next coat.
  7. Cut felt to fit tile and apply to back of tile with hot glue gun.
THAT'S IT!! It really is not difficult. The thing to keep in mind is that each layer of Mod Podge and acrylic spray must dry completely before adding the next. Don't rush the project, allow a couple of days to complete it.

1 comment:

Krista said...

While I didn't make them, I bought my mother in law a set of glass ones that the photos fit in a few year ago for Christmas and they were so cute. I love these even more!