Coolest Coasters Ever

‘Tis the season of giving and this quick and crafty DIY makes the perfect gift. These cool coasters pull double duty as a personalized and practical gift for almost anyone! And, as an added bonus, you can make a set for yourself and save all your furniture from those pesky water rings.

What you’ll need

  • Four – 4×4 inch tiles
  • Modge Podge
  • Sponge brush
  • Four photos of your choice
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

Step 1: Choose four of your favorite photos (pets and babies are always crowd pleasers for gifts) and trim them down to size. You can center the photos on the tiles or go retro and trim the photos a little smaller to recreate a Polaroid picture look.

Step 2: Clean off your tiles and allow them to dry. Apply the first coat of Modge Podge at this point and allow it to dry slightly for optimal tackiness.

Step 3: Place the photos on to the tiles and apply another generous layer of Modge Podge.

Step 4: Let the tiles dry completely — and you’re DONE!

Step 5: Wrap with a ribbon or twine and add a pretty tag and your cool coasters are ready to be placed under the tree.

Learn from my mistakes: Try to select horizontal photos or photos where the subjects don’t take up the whole fame. If you’re looking to recreate the Polaroid style you’ll have to trim down the photos and you won’t want to lose any of the cuteness for lack of planning!

Ami Iceman-Hauter

Ami Iceman-Hauter is the Brand Manager at M3 Group in downtown Lansing. Iceman is a graduate of Michigan State University with a bachelors degree in creative advertising.