Need a last minute gift idea for the Instagram-obsessed person in your life? We’ve got the perfect DIY for you!
All you need is a quick trip to your local hardware store to make this one-of-a-kind gift for the Instagram addict on your list.
- 4x4 square tiles available at your local hardware store (we purchased ours at Home Depot for 16 cents!)
- Sponge Brush (for Mod Podge)
- Mod Podge
- Clear Acrylic Spray
- Small Felt Circles (or plastic circles)
Step 1: Scroll through your Instagram (or your BFF’s Instagram) + select which photos you want to use for your coasters. Once you have your photos selected, print them out + trim them to size to fit the coasters.
Step 2: Using your sponge brush, paint a thin coast of Mod Podge on the back of your photo. Then place the photo on top of the ceramic tile.
Step 3: Smooth down the photo with a flat object to get any air bubbles out (a credit card or piece of cardboard should do). Let dry.
Step 4: Apply your next layer of Mod Podge, this time on top of the entire photo + ceramic tile. Paint the mod podge using straight + even brush strokes. The mod podge goes on white but dries clear!
Step 5: Let dry.
Step 6: Repeat step 4 a few times to build a nice strong coat of mod podge (We’ve found that 3 coats do the trick!)
Step 7: Once
your layers of mod podge are dry spray the entire tile with a clear coat of
acrylic spray. This helps remove the ‘stickiness’ of the mod podge + makes the
coaster water repellent. *Optional: Add little felt circles at each corner of the
square tiles to protect tiles from scratching any surfaces they are placed.
Step 8: Ta-dah! Wrap + gift to your BFF!