Spent all your money this past holiday, yet still need to give more? No worries! DIY Drink coasters is one of the easiest ways to make a cheap gift and a fun piece of decor. Whether you use classic movies, NFL teams or a simple color scheme, this is one way to add color and save your coffee table.
1. Mod Podge- there’s half an isle dedicated to this at Michael’s, don’t get overwhelmed, just take the clear one
2. Sized photos, the best part is you can print these right off of your computer using regular paper. My Vogue inspired coasters were taking right out of the September issue
3. Tiles– choose any shape or size you want, for the most variety, go to a home improvement store like Home Depot or Lowe’s and buy 9 for 3 dollars
Coat your tiles with Mod Podge and let dry for at least 20 minutes. While they’re drying, cut your photos and scale them to the tile. Sometimes making those favorite photos fit is easier said than done. Cover the tile in a quick coat of Mod Podge and then place your photo on top. Slowly brush Mod-podge onto the photo and I mean slowly! If you get to aggressive here the paper will crumple and sometimes tear. If the background is white, make sure to use the Mod Podge sparingly as it can make it transparent and who wants to look at an ugly tile? Let it dry for about 30 minutes before giving the entire tile another coat. It’s up to you how many coats you do, I recommend 2-3, just remember, the more coats the shinier the appearance. Easiest gift and fun to make!
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