Let the journey be shaped by the curiousity of the child…
It is present making time, again! What would you make for a grown-up, a parent, a grandpa. What would make him happy? I can’t imagine that one of the earlier gifts (velcro popsickles, rice pit, play dough or a busy bag) we made would suit for a grandpa. Maybe to see his grandchildren everyday. We decided of giving him a photo present. And then the idea arose of making him photo coasters.
So there we went. Collecting suitable pictures, coasters, mod podge, bowl, scissors and a brush.
I printed all the photographs on thick photo paper and I cut out all the pictures separately.
On the back of the photograph I layed the coaster to measure the circle I needed to cut and I started with cutting out one photo. Just to see if it would fit. I realised I needed to cut on the inside of the circle I draw on te back of the photograph. I added mod podge to a small bowl. I like it better that way. It gives me more control of how much I use.
These were all the preparations. Now the real work starts. After I’d cut out a circle on the first photograph in a way I liked, I cut out the other eleven photographs.
1. Cover one side of the coaster with mod podge.
2. Add the photograph
3. Cover the photograph on the coaster again with mod podge. This will dry up as a kind-of plastic layer. And protect the photograph from wet glasses.
4. Let everything dry. When they are dryed up, you can start using you photo coasters or wrap them as a gift.