Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Coasters...

 

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Just wanted to share with you a little fun and whimsical gift you can whip up really fast for any occasion...

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These are Christmas coasters that I am giving to friends, however they are not limited to the holidays and would be very pretty with photos of family or vintage ephemera.

All you need is:

  1. tumbled tile  4"x4"
  2. photos or vintage ephemera sized no larger than 3.25"
  3. self adhesive cork backing cut to 3.25" square
  4. mod podge (gloss)
  5. sponge applicator

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Adhere photo/ephemera to tile with mod podge, (be sure to eliminate all wrinkles and air bubbles)

Apply mod podge generously over photo/ephemera and the top of the tile surface, let dry

Repeat applications until all edges of photo/ephemera "blend" into tile with no hard edges

When completely dry, apply self adhesive cork backing to bottom of tile

Additional creative tips: try inking or tearing the edges for a vintage or shabby look.

The new year is right around the corner and birthdays are coming up...it never hurts to think outside the box!

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I hope you and yours have a Wonderfully Blessed Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

3 comments:

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

What a great idea!! I may have to try these for Valentine's Day as I am wayyyyy behind on this christmas last minute odds and ends!!!
Hope you and your Family have a wonderful Christmas!!!!!

Rachel said...

sweet idea, jodie! where did you get the holder for the coasters?

~rachel

Heidi of Everyday Cookies said...

What a fun project for Christmas! I'm saving this idea in my "want to make" file for sure!
Hugs, Heidi