Friday, November 25, 2011

Picture Coasters-A Christmas Gift

This weeks project was inspired by another great Pinterest find.
Tile Coasters.

They are just tiles and scrapbook paper.

I love this time of the year however sometimes I get a little stressed over what gifts to get everyone. Especially the grandparents and in-laws. Then it hit me, make some picture coasters for them. I printed off pictures of our family and a family trip we took over the summer and put them on the tiles to give to my in-laws. I like the idea of having pictures out where you can see them, rather than tucked away in some photo book.

Want to make some for yourself or a loved one?
Here is what you need:
-tiles from Home Depot 16 cents each (Lowes has some but there is not a variety and they are most expensive)
-pictures printed or cut to 4x4 squares
-mod podge
-spray glue
Start by making sure your tiles are really clean. Then spray each tile with spray glue. Place the picture on the tile and smooth out any bubbles. Paint over the picture with mod podge (remember it dries clear). Once the tile is dry flip the tile over and spray the back with spray glue. Then place the felt down (this will prevent scratching).
I love the look and how affordable and easy this gift is to make, even my 3 year old son helped me. I know that my family will love them. Personal and creative...the perfect gift.I also tried doing it with black tiles (37 cents each). The only issue is the spray glue on the black. You will need to scrap it off of the boarder.