DIY Photo Coasters

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This fabulous method below will give you professional results every single time for DIY photo coasters. It uses two products you might not be familiar with – 2 part epoxy resin and printable tattoo paper. You will love the results! Give them as gifts or make a set for your own home!

Supplies needed to make DIY photo coasters:

  • Wood coasters
  • Printable tattoo paper
  • EnviroTex Lite® Pour On High Gloss Finish
  • White craft paint
  • Decoupage
  • Measuring cups
  • Mixing cups
  • Stir sticks
  • Paint brush
  • Water
  • Rag
  • Printer and ink
  • Scissors
  • Protective gloves

The easiest way to make photo coasters is to WATCH THIS VIDEO for tons of tips and tricks!


Step 1: Painting

Start by painting your coasters. I used two coats of white chalk paint on all surfaces (top, bottom, and sides). Be sure to allow to dry in between coats and also before continuing with the tutorial. It is important to paint or seal your coasters when using the tattoo paper method of image transfer.

Step 2: Image transfer with tattoo paper

In the meantime, you can print your images onto your printable tattoo paper. I did mine in black and white. Be sure to mirror your images before printing so they will be the correct orientation when transferred to the coasters. Follow any instructions that comes with your tattoo paper. For this packet, you peel back the liner on the adhesive and put it on top of your printed images. I pressed it down really well using a stir stick like a squeegee. 

For detailed instructions on pressing the images, sealing, and pouring the resin, and to see the FINAL REVEAL, visit us at

The Country Chic Cottage.

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  • Faith Faith on Nov 13, 2020

    whats tattoo paper never heard of it and where to buy them

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