Monday, July 14, 2014

Coaster DIY

Hello! Been a while since I  last blogged, but figured this may be of interest to some people. I am sure most of you have seen the DIY coasters using tiles, construction paper/pictures, and modge lodge on Pinterest (there are more examples, this is just one). Well, I made some a while ago, but wasn't a huge fan of how they turned out. So, I decided to make a new set of coasters, using various pictures I have taken. Thanks to Social Prints , this project was made even simpler. They have an option to order Instagram pictures in 4x4's, which completely eliminates the step of having to cut paper/pictures to match the 4x4 tile size. I decided to order several pictures I had posted over the last year or so, of different drinks I enjoyed in different places, giving this project a theme. I love how they turned out, and they only took about 30 minutes to make! Cheap, easy, and cute project you should try out if you are looking for some new and personalized coasters :)

How to:

Buy 4x4 ceramic tiles and Modge Podge
Pick pictures or paper you want to use
If necessary, cut pictures or paper to fit the tile
Apply Modge Podge to the back of the paper and center it on tile
Allow a few minutes for it to dry. This is to help keep it in place during next step.
Once the pictures have set on the tile, use a foam brush or paint brush to evenly coat over the top of the pictures.
Let them dry, and now you have cute, personalized coasters!

Here is the finished project!