So, I have become pretty addicted to the site Pinterest. You should totally check it out! Well we still have a lot of weddings the rest of the year and I’m trying to save a little bit of money because of all the stuff we will have to replace from the fire. I have now made my own present for the wedding we are going to this weekend. I made personalized coasters from my friends engagement pictures. So cute!
Here is what you will need to make your own coasters for someone:
- Elmer’s glue stick
- Tiles (I got some from Home Depot)
- Mod Podge
- Spray acrylic
- Round felt pieces
I got my hand on some of my friends engagement pictures from Facebook. I printed them in in 4×6′s from Walgreens. We went to Home Depot and got just the cheap white tiles that were 16 cents each. I cut the pictures down to a 4×4 to fit the coaster.
I used a good ole fashion Elmer’s glue stick to glue the picture to the tile. Let that dry. I then applied a thin layer of mod podge to the top of each coaster making sure I covered the whole picture and all the way to each edge. This is the main sealant so don’t leave any un mod podged areas. It says to apply a few coats but I applied like 6 coats, letting each coat dry for at least 20 minutes. After about the 6th coat was dry I sprayed the acrylic over all the tiles. The bottle says to let dry 20 minutes between applications. I did about 3 coats of this.
After I was done I flipped over each tile and put a little felt tab on each corner and voila, you have your very own coasters!
What a great gift! They are personalized, you can give them as any gift, and it was pretty cheap to make. Enjoy and let me know if you have any questions!