This is a simple and quick DIY project that you can gift or make for yourself. In this instance, I'm making these for a friend's birthday as she liked the ones I made for myself so I asked her her six favorite movies and printed out their movie posters.
What will you need?*
- Print outs of what you want to put on the coasters. I trimmed the edges about three fourths of an inch smaller than the tile on mine.
- Ceramic tiles (I got mine at Home Depot for about sixteen cents each)
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Cork tiles
- Mod Podge
- Clear Shellac Spray
Step One: Trace the tile onto the cork and cut out. Trim the edges a bit so they are slightly smaller than the tile
Step Four: Place the print out on the tile and cover the entire thing with Mod Podge. Don't worry about streaks, it'll dry clear.
If you printed on regular paper (like I did), it may start to bubble up, just smooth it out with your finger (if you're ok with getting a little messy) and add more Mod Podge.
Step Five: Once the Mod Podge is dry (should only take a few minutes), spray with two thin layers of the shellac, waiting about an hour between layers.
The reason why I add the shellac is because Mod Podge is not hot beverage friendly. I learned that the hard way when my mug full of hot coffee heated the Mod Podge and the coaster stuck to it, but not long enough and it fell to the floor and broke.
Now use and enjoy!
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