Hey Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving full of yummy foods and especially Love. My favorite part about thanksgiving is doing nothing and just eating. It gives me time to absorb all the things I appreciate in life and my family. Isn’t it great to not worry about work or anything for the day? Maybe cooking and cleaning but that should be fun!
Today’s DIY is all about the wonderful memories that I was able to have in the past years of traveling and spending time with the people who matter most. This is a great way for you to also gather all your favorite memories and moments and put them all into coasters. You can display them on your table top and admire them all the time. These also make great Christmas gifts or gifts for any occasions. It’s a great way to say I love you and I’m thinking of you. Enjoy!
1.) Start by scrolling through your Instagram feed or Pinterest board and collecting pictures that you want to use in this DIY.
2.) Next, print out all of your photos and then cut them into 3.75 x 3.75 inch squares.
3.) Clean the surface of your ceramic tile thoroughly with rubbing alcohol. It’s important to remove any oils or dirt from the surface so that your photo will adhere properly. You can purchase ceramic tiles at your local Home Depot or Lowe’s.
4.) Apply some glue to the back surface of your photo and press it onto the top of your tile. Make sure there aren’t any air bubbles trapped between the photo and the ceramic tile. Let the glue dry for any hour.
5.) To seal the coaster, I have two methods. You can take a gloss glaze, decoupage, or white wood glue and spread it over the surface of the coaster evenly with an acrylic brush. Let it dry overnight or for 24 hours.
6.) The second method is to use a high gloss finish (it’s like varnish but safer), which will require you to mix two bottles of liquids together before applying it to the top of your coaster. It can be found at any craft store. Just like with the other approach, let the high gloss finish sit overnight or for 24 hours. This is my favorite option of the two ways because it shows the colors in the photo so well and has such a nice finish!
*high gloss is sold in crafts store
7.) To keep the coasters from scratching your table, you can pad the bottom of the tile. Put the ceramic tile onto a piece of felt fabric, trace around it, and cut it out. Glue the square felt onto the bottom of your coaster.