How to Make Photo Coasters for a Personalized Gift (Video Included)

6 Materials
1 Hour

OMG...this is such an easy and cute DIY for Mother's Day!

Mom will love having coasters with her kids faces on them.

This is a great gift for Grandma too!

This DIY Project is even easier if you follow along with the video, below.

All you will need for this project are small tiles, a printed photo from your computer, ModPodge, scissors, and a foam brush.

STEP 1: Print out photos to about 1/4" smaller than the size of your tiles. (So, for a 4 1/4" tile you would print out a photo size of 4")

(IMPORTANT: Print on regular computer paper.)

STEP 2: Cut out each photo. an added touch I rounded the corners. This is optional, of course.

STEP 3: Brush on a layer of ModPodge to the smooth side of the tile.

STEP 4: Position the photo onto the center of tile.

STEP 5: Gently brush the photo with ModPodge all the way to the edge of the tile.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT RUB the foam brush over the photo or it will bleed. It's important to have a light touch when applying the ModPodge.

Let the ModPodge dry and add another coat if needed.

These look so darn cute!!!

STEP 6: When the tiles are totally dry spray a coat of Gloss as an added protection.

STEP 7: Now hot glue some felt corners to the bottom of your photo coasters.

...Be sure your tiles are totally dry before adding the felt corners.

TIP: Since the bottom won't be seen you can really add any scrap material you may have around your house.

Now just add a special note to your Mama.....

Wrap with a cute ribbon.

...And you've got yourself an awesome Mother's Day Gift!

Here's a video tutorial if that's easier for you to learn.

Be sure to head over to my blog for more Mother's Day DIY Ideas!

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  • Nona Nona on May 01, 2022

    I love the idea of using 4"x4" ceramic tile as a base for a personalized gift. I am wondering how this technique would hold up as trivet on a larger tile. 🧐

  • FdLNana FdLNana on May 02, 2022

    Is Modge Podge waterproof? Might want to put clear contact paper over the picture.

  • Jly8019569 Jly8019569 on May 26, 2022

    Can you use the original photo, or does it have to be a copy? Can you cover the entire coaster with the picture?

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