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Monday, December 30, 2013

{DIY} Photo Coasters...

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed time with their family and friends.   I had a nice week off work and blogging to focus on my family and cuddling with my daughter as she heeled from surgery.   Now that Christmas is over I wanted to share one last DIY gift that I made for my in-laws.  I promise, this is the last Christmas post until next year!  Each year I make something from the kids to give to their grandparents.  In years past, I always made Shutterfly calendars, but this year I wanted to do something different.  I ended up making them custom coasters with pictures of their grandkids.

-White tiles (I got mine from Home Depot for $0.16 a piece)
-Photos or scrapbook paper
-Mod Podge
-Cork sheet (I bought thin sheets of cork from Michaels)
-Polyurethane for waterproofing

First...Cut pictures so they fit on top the coasters.

Second...Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the tile and then lay picture on top.   Once it's dry, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the top of the picture.  Don't worry, it will dry clear!

Third...When the Mod Podge is dry, apply 2 coats of polyurethane to seal the picture.

Fourth...Sand the edges of the tiles so they are smooth.

Fifth...Measure your tile then cut your cork out and attach the cork to the back of your tile.  The sheets of cork that I purchased were $1.99 and were sticky on the back.  They worked well, but I also glued the edges to make sure the cork stayed put.

Sixth.... Wrap them up all nice and pretty!

Since these were given to family I used pictures of my kids.  You can easily use scrapbook paper and give them to teachers, neighbors, family or friends.  

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