Another year, another new apartment. On the bright side, whenever we move I get inspired to decorate and make stuff. I finally have a quasi-office again, which means space for crafting!
I made these coasters to go in a birthday/post-vacation blues care package for my BFF. We went on an awesome cruise at the beginning of March and I thought this would be a fun way to have some of the cool stuff we saw on display.
Things you will need:
- tile from the hardware store
- mod podge
- foam or soft bristle paint brush
- rubber or cork “bumpers” (tiny discs with adhesive backing) for your coaster feet
- prints of the photos you want to use (or cut outs, favorite quotes, etc)
Make sure your tile is clean. Paint a thin layer of mod podge onto your tile, then lay your photo on top of it. Next, paint a thin layer of mod podge on top of the photo.
Let dry, then do a second (and third) coat. The key is to keep your layers thin and let them dry completely before doing the next coat. I tried to give two of them a kind of antique/rough look by hand scraping the photo while it was still damp.
Last, affix the feet to your coaster.
This was a surprisingly easy craft project. Of course, after I finally got started I thought of some other things I could have added to make them a little fancier – but maybe I’ll do the project again sometime soon.