I've come across more than one blog tutorial lately on making your own photo coasters. I wanted so much to find a great DIY Christmas gift for the grandparents and great grandparents, so I was excited to check out the ideas floating around out there and figure out an easy, inexpensive Christmas gift that the kids and I could make for our family! After some tweaking, and some combining of different blog posts out there, I came up with some really adorable photo coasters that were affordable and lots of fun to make! Here's how I did it:
4 X 4 tiles (I used white, bathroom tiles that I bought at Lowes for about 30 cents a piece!)
photos, cut to 3 X 3 squares
sponge paint brushes
outdoor modge podge
hot glue gun
3.5 X 3.5 felt squares (for bottom of coasters)
I gathered my tiles, and cut photos of the kids to 3 X 3 squares.
I used glue to adhere the photos to the tile before sealing them with Modge Podge.
After gluing the photos to the tiles, I decided that I wanted to add a "kid" border to each coaster, so I sponge-painted a border on each coaster with craft paint.
I chose to use Outdoor Modge Podge for my coasters, to get some extra water-proofing from the condensation from glasses. I did 3 coats of Modge Podge on the coasters to seal them.
Once the Modge Podge had dried, I hot-glued 3.5 X 3.5 felt squares to the bottom of each tile, to keep the coasters from scratching tables.
They turned out really great, and were a big hit when we passed them out on our visit to Andrew's family this past weekend!