For Mother’s Day I made my mom and mother-in-law drink coasters. I have seen some of these pins on pinterest and been dying to try them out! One of the pins that inspired me was Lindsay at “The Cottage Home”. Her tutorial is beautiful and done with scrapbook paper! Go check it out!
I fell in love with these things and went crazy making them! As I saw how cute they were, I added more coasters to my “make” pile! All of a sudden, I was making over 45 coasters and they were for Mother’s Day gifts, birthday presents, my end table :), and random gifts! Who doesn’t like random personal gifts!?! I thought I would share my process with you!
Start with getting tiles at your hardware store. I got these from Home Depot for $0.16 each!
Next step, pick your pictures! I picked mine out, edited them, and in some cases added some words/phrases. I also cropped them the size I wanted them to be in Photoshop, so when I uploaded them to Target’s website to print I got them back the exact size I wanted. It made cutting them out a LOT easier!
You then use Mod Podge to glue each of your pictures onto the tile.
Let the Mod Podge dry completely between each coat. Lindsay recommended three coats of Mod Podge, so that is what I did!
After the Mod Podge has dried, spray a clear acrylic varnish spray to them. I did two coats of this step. I really want them to be water proof!
The final step is to glue felt squares to the back in order for the cute coasters to not mess up your tables. I used spray Elmer’s Glue here. I had it and thought it would be quicker. Note to self (and you), don’t cut corners. I think a fabric glue would have been better!
Here are a few of my coasters on display in my house!! If you ever come to my house and have a drink, DO NOT feel like you have to use these things. We really aren’t “coaster” people with our furniture. Nothing we have is nice enough to require them, but they were too cute to not have a set for ourselves!!
Lastly, if yours are a gift too, wrap them up and make them look pretty!
As you can see, they are so cute and make such an inexpensive, personal gift! I hope you give them a try! If you don’t want to try it yourself, but want me to make them for you visit my etsy store, dancingzebrasart, and place an order here!
Lindsay Wilkes - The Cottage Mama says
Wow, they look awesome! I absolutely love the idea of using photos ~ genius. I bet everyone just love them. Thank you so much for sharing this project!