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!
Ceramic Photo Tiles
Four tile (4X4) around .36 cents each
acid-free copy-weight paper, white
computer and photo printer
Mod Podge Decoupage Glue
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.
Check out this post over at three sisterz –they did the same process with a map! Love it!
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 Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.