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I'm just a veterinary student sharing my craft projects! It's nice to push studying aside and do something creative once in a while!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Instagram Coasters

I made a couple of sets of these back in May for mother's day. They were an easy and fun project, though its taken me months to get this up!

Instagram Coasters

What You'll Need:
-  Instagram photo printouts
-  White (or any color) 4x4" tiles - I got 16 at Lowe's for less than $4
-  Mod Podge
-  A paint brush
-  A clear acrylic spray paint
-  Thin cork board or felt
-  Hot glue gun

Step #1: Print your photos. I'm sure there's an easy way to do this that I am just too technically challenged to do. I sent my instagram photos to walmart to get printed as 4x6's; I then cut them down to 4x4's. As you can imagine, some photos didn't turn out so well as 4x6's, but I have no idea what settings would have been better for printing! 

Step #2: Lay down a thin coat of mod-podge over your tile and place a photo on top. 

Step #3: Mod-podge over the top of the photo. To get a good seal, you will want to do 3-4 coats of mod podge over the photo. Make sure to let each layer dry in between! 

Don't worry, those streaks will disappear once the mod-podge dries!

All of the coasters drying!

Step #4: After you are happy with your mod-podging, get ready to spray paint! I used a clear acrylic glaze that I bought at Lowe's. Again I did 3-4 coats per coaster, as I wanted them to be as waterproof as possible!

Step #5: Once all of the coasters have dried, its time to give them a backing. I used a thin cork-board that I found at Michael's for <$10. This was only enough for about 10 coasters, so I backed the remaining ones with felt I had leftover from other projects. 

All you need to do is place several lines of hot glue on the back of the coaster and firmly press the cork-board on until it cools!

And that's all there is to it!! Below are two of my favorite photos from the project! Hope you enjoyed this easy project! 

My bovine procedures cow, Gloria, in the back on a -4 degree morning

Oban, my parents' 3 year old Sheltie <3