Friday, February 22, 2013

DIY Polaroid Coasters

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Super Easy. 
Super Cute.
and Super Cheap.



First thing you'll do is get however many tiles you'd like coasters. I chose 8 at 67¢ a piece at Lowes, you just can't beat that!



Next thing you're going to do is print out pictures for your tiles-I chose to print out the white too, so that I could at polaroid like details and textures, but you could certainly print out just the picture, center it on the tile, move up (for the classic polaroid base), and then proceed to the next step.

Should you print out the white like I did, use a sharpie to write your captions-this helps give it that fun casual Polaroid feel :)



Next your going to brush mod podge onto your tile, place your image, and hen brush the mod podge over. 

Let it dry completely, and repeat twice so that you have a total of three coats.

For those who didn't print out the white-write your captions after the first coat dries, and then proceed as usual.


Next, and this step is very important, you're going to coat your coasters with 2 layers of Acrylic coating-This will provide the water tight seal you'll need!




Next thing you'll do using a roll of self-adhearing cork, cut to size, and stick!



And there you have it! Use family pictures, pictures of your favorite places, your favorite Instagram shots...the possibilities are endless!



2 comments:

  1. This is totally awesome! Using photos hadn't even crossed my mind. Except you paid a bit much for your tiles (unless you didn't get the 4X4 and instead got larger ones, then you're good). The 4X4 tiles at home depot (I'm usually a Lowes girl but it was closer)are .16 cents each, I got 8 for a total of $1.28 with tax. Or even better if you live close to a Habitat for Humanity Restore they have them for .10 cents each. Just in case you decide to do these again in the future, I made mine with scrapbook paper but I think I'm going to go pick up a few more and make these for mother's day. Thanks!

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