Gift Idea: Tile Photo Coasters

January 2, 2013

in Altered Stuff

I'm sharing yet another DIY Christmas present...some handmade photo coasters...courtesy of Pinterest, of course!

I followed this pinned tutorial and put a few sets of these together for loved ones. They were SO super easy to make (I know I always say that, but I really mean it this time!) I simply made prints from my local CVS (glossy or matte finish, doesn't matter) and cut them down to fit my tiles. I found my tiles at Lowes - they cost 34 cents a piece. You can't beat that! I used Modge Podge to adhere down, coated the top a few times with Modge Podge, and finished them off with several coats of the Modge Podge Matte finish sealer. My only advice is to use that stuff in a well ventilated space. It's messy...and stinky...!

Here's the final result. Brooke's Auntie just loved getting these personalized coasters. I figure that as the years go on I can update her collection with more recent photos. Fun!



Heather January 2, 2013 at 12:51 pm

These turned out cute. I might need to do these for my brother.

Liesl Castles January 2, 2013 at 2:42 pm

What an awesome idea – it’s my mom’s birthday at the end of this month – maybe i should make some for her with pics of her two grandchildren…

Thanks for always sharing your awesome ideas…

Teresa January 2, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Her Auntie does love them and they work great.

Coley January 2, 2013 at 11:08 pm

I’ve made these before. So fun! I love the idea of updating them with new pics through out the years.

Terri Lane January 3, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Such a great idea! I will surprise my hubby with our pictures on it next week for our monthsary! Thanks for sharing this. :)

Linda Bryce January 4, 2013 at 7:02 pm

I emailed you once about the cutter you used to make antlers for little Reindeer hershy bars. You did reply and I got myself the cutter. Now I have another question. Where do I find the paper for the Angel Hersery bars? Would love to make them here in Arizona. Your ideas and fantastic. Love the pics of you little girl. They grow up so quickly. Thank you in advance.
Linda Bryce

Ann R January 5, 2013 at 1:53 am

I have done these before, but my pictures were not as vivid in color as yours. What’s your secret? (These are adorable, by the way!)

Karen January 5, 2013 at 6:20 pm

These are great. I guess the Modge Podge doesn’t damage the photo surface?

Kay January 9, 2013 at 11:31 pm

I think these are adorable and want to make some for my niece from wedding photos. My question is this-are the tiles ceramic or are they wood? Sorry for being so dense. I think these will make a great gift.

Lydia Bridges January 15, 2013 at 11:58 pm

This is a brilliant idea! I love to try this. I can make this with my familiy pictures too. Also great for gifts.

Wanda Williams February 12, 2013 at 12:16 pm

I LOVE this idea! I’ve done the white tiles before, but I like the look of these tiles with photos. Looks like they are in a frame! Thanks for sharing!!!

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