Enjoy your favorite family photos in a new way by turning them into pretty and practical coasters made from ceramic tiles.
4"x4" White Ceramic Tiles
Black & White Photos on Glossy Paper
Mod Podge (See notes below for a DIY version)
Foam Applicator Brush
Spray Acrylic Sealer in Gloss Finish
White Felt with adhesive back
White Paint (as needed)
Trim your photos as needed to fit the size of your tiles.
If your ceramic tiles have tan sides or an obvious barcode printed on one of the sides, you may wish to paint the sides with white paint.
Using the foam brush, brush a light coat of mod podge onto the tile and then lay your photo on top, pressing down a bit so the photo sticks to the tile.
Let dry for several hours, or preferably overnight.
Next, brush a light coat of mod podge over top of the photo. Once again, let this dry for several hours, and preferably overnight.
Spray a light coat of acrylic sealer over your coaster to finish up the top of your coaster.
Finish up the underside of your coaster by cutting a piece of the adhesive backed felt to the size of your coaster and sticking it on.
I like to use the Aleene's brand of acrylic sealer in Gloss Finish.My coasters were made using homemade mod podge which can be made by mixing equal parts white glue and water.I used black and white photos for this project and am not sure how the final result will look if you choose to use color photos.The black and white photos will take on a slightly different hue as you make these coasters using homemade mod podge. If you wish to avoid this, you can try skipping the top layer of mod podge in step 5, and instead proceed directly to finishing up with a couple coats of the spray acrylic sealer.