Ceramic Photo Tiles

Found some .36 cent tiles at the local home improvement store….needed to do something with them! So I thought of these coasters. Really easy and cute!

Great easy fun project to do with the kids!

Ceramic Photo Tiles
Supplies:
Four tile (4X4) around .36 cents each
acid-free copy-weight paper, white
computer and photo printer
Mod Podge Decoupage Glue
sponge brush
self-adhesive cork
clear acrylic sealer (Triple Coat is what I used)

Choose your photos and print them out on copy-weight paper. Print a 3.5 by 5 size pic and trim.

Make sure your paper is acid-free to avoid yellowing. Be careful to choose photos without large dark areas, as these will print out poorly on the thin paper. I printed in grey scale.

If your tiles are shiny sand the tops of your to remove some of the shine,  I found some that were a bit tumbled and rougher on the top that worked good.

Trim your photos slightly smaller than your tiles. Using a foam brush, apply Mod Podge adhesive to the top of the tiles. Adhere your photo to the tile

When the modge podge drys—apply a coat of the triple thick sealer. Let dry  and put on another coat.

I bought one sheet of cork and cut it to the size of my tiles.

When all dry adhere the cork on the back so that it doesn’t scratch a tabletop. Adhere with Gorilla glue.

Check out this post over at three sisterz –they did the same process with a map! Love it!

 

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About Tracie

Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge.

Comments

  1. what a great idea, I am going to try this with a wood block I have. So simple to make but, adorable!

  2. You are so clever and inspired!!! I LOVE this idea. I've seen those customized coasters before but never with photos! Love it!! And I HAVE ModPodge in the house AND it's a snow day today. So guess what we'll be doing. Thanks for always sharing such great ideas.

  3. What a great idea! I can't wait to try this!

  4. Katie @ OhhBaby says:

    What a good idea! Thank you for sharing! I love these!

  5. What a great project. I have some tiles left from my kitchen backsplash that would be perfect for this. I am definitely going to try this one. Thanks so much for the great idea.

  6. 1ne Proud Mama says:

    Those are cute and it's such a great gift idea!

  7. Three Sisterz says:

    I love these. Never thought to put photos of the kids on them!

    Thanks for linking our project too! Great minds think alike!

    ~Courtenay @ThreeSisterz.blogspot.com

  8. Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma says:

    Tracie-

    Please link these up to the Beat the Winter Blues! They are TOO cute!

  9. i love this idea! great gifts fot grandparents! thanks fo sharing your ideas!!!