If you’re anything like me, then you love anything that deals with social media. I also love to craft and I love to take photos. But there is nothing I love more than a handmade crafts that my friends and family obsess over. So, finding a craft that incorporated all of these had me let out a lame high-pitched squeal.
I found this idea while I was scrolling through my idea generator, PInterest. This idea came from a fellow blogger, One Good Thing by Jillee. This post showed how to take your photos from Instagram and turn them into coasters. All Instagram is, is a photo sharing app where you can edit the photosfor you phone. So it’s okay if you don’t have one, you can still make this adorable craft! Here is what you really need:
- Photo Print Outs (Preferably from a Laser Printer)
- 4x4 white ceramic tiles
- Mod Podge
- Sponge paint brush
- Clear acrylic finish spray
- Small adhesive felt circles
According to Jillee, the steps to make these are fairly straight forward, easy and fun. So here we go!
Resize the photos so that they are 3.75” x 3.75” and then print the photos out on a laser printer. You can print the photos on a regular printer, but be careful because the ink could smear. For the best results, stick with a laser printer.
To achieve a “polaroid” effect, you’ll want to cut an additional .5” from either the top or the bottom, that way there is additional white space at the bottom. You’re photos may not all be the same size, and that’s okay! No one will notice except for you!
Once you have your photos cut, paint a thin layer of Mod Podge onto the tile, and place the photo on top. Be sure there are no annoying bubbles or wrinkles.
Next, apply a fairly thick and even layer on top of the photo. Once the first layer is completely dry, add a second layer.
Once dry, spray the coaster with clear acrylic finishing spray. Let them dry for about 15 before applying a second and final coat.
Let them dry for 20-30 minutes.
Finally, apply a felt circle in all four corners. And there you have it!
For more details and step-by-step photos, visit the creator of this idea's website at http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2013/11/diy-polaroid-photo-coasters.html
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