Since moving into our home, I have been on the search for the perfect coasters. I know, kinda strange, but our coffee table is glass and I hate those pesky water circles that are left behind. I found a few cute designs, but always felt like I shouldn't have to pay thaaat much for something that is keeping away condensation. Ya feel me? So, I decided to make some of my own and I'm way happier with this price and result.
S U P P L I E S :: white tiles (got mine at home depot for 13 cents each), Crystal Clear acrylic coating spray, black felt, mod lodge, (instagram) photos, scissors, hot glue (not pictured)
1) Cover each tile with a thin layer of mod podge and place your photo on top. Apply light pressure. Let the tile sit for about ten to fifteen minutes, giving your photo time to adhere to it.
2) Lay your tile down on the felt and cut around it. The felt will keep your coasters from scratching your table surface. Once you have enough squares to match your tiles, then take your hot glue gun and glue them in place. **You may want to cut your felt squares slightly smaller than your actual tile, to keep it from peeking out on the sides.
3) Use your acrylic coating spray to finish your project. Spray a nice and even coat on top of all your tiles. This will create a nice coat, to make sure that your photos aren't damaged by the condensation. This spray is kind of amazing. Let it sit outside for about ten to fifteen minutes, then you're all done!
I'm pretty smitten with how these turned out! I love that I was able to use all of the photos of Elisha and I drinking our bubble tea. It's kind of funny because I had about 15 more of these to choose from - we love our tea! You don't have to use instagram photos, obviously, but it's nice to have some that are cut perfectly to the right size. These are a great way to personalize any home and would make a fun gift for a housewarming! And a huge perk is that this project only cost me a whopping $1.40!! So what are you waiting for? Go make some cute coasters!!