DIY Birch Coaster Photo Ornaments

$5
20 Minutes
Easy
We made these easy PERSONALIZED Birch Coaster Ornaments for gifts and for ourselves! We tried both the store-bought coasters and the real deal (took a saw to an old birch branch)!
Here's what you'll need:
STORE BOUGH BIRCH COASTERS
SUPPLIES:
* BIRCH COASTERS (store bought or cut from a birch branch).
* MOD PODGE
* DRILL AND 1/4" - 3/8" BIT
* PICTURE(S) ... color or black and white ... they both work great!
* OPTIONAL: DREMEL TOOL to create a personalized message on the back:
STEP ONE: DRILL HOLE IN THE COASTER, THEN TRACE LOCATION ONTO PICTURE AND PUNCH A CORRESPONDING HOLE IN THE PICTURE
DRILL HOLE IN COASTER, then mark on picture
Next, apply a generous layer of Mod Podge to the coaster:
Place picture in place over Mod Podge (align holes), and apply another generous layer over the top of the picture. Make sure to completely seal all around the edges. And ... don't panic ... the Mod Podge will dry clear (I promise).
Apply 1-2 more coats of Mod Podge over the top, allowing each coat to dry approximately 30 minutes in between.
When finished with your Mod Podge ... let the coaster dry completely (~6-12 hours).
Then flip over and inscribe your message using a Dremel tool:
Tie a ribbon on your ornament, hang, and enjoy!! Or give to Grandma as an adorable, personalized, gift!
That's it! Simple, unique, and PERSONALIZED! A great gift or a great memento for years to come!

Katie Stahl
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Theresa Duplak Guiles Theresa Duplak Guiles on Nov 12, 2017
    What a great project! I'd love to try it but as described, birch coaster ornament, can I actually use them as coasters and not the ornaments?

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  • Hannah V Hannah V on Nov 25, 2014
    Such a great idea! Perfect way to personalize your tree, plus you'll have them forever. My parents still have ornaments of me from preschool on the tree! Haha

    • Katie Stahl Katie Stahl on Nov 25, 2014
      Ha, ha, Hannah! My mom still has our (super ugly) preschool handmade ornaments on display, too!

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