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Photo Coasters, our new present!

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.

Preparations

So there we went. Collecting suitable pictures, coasters, mod podge, bowl, scissors and a brush.

Making Photo Coasters. A lovely idea for a present. - The Art of Home Education

I printed all the photographs on thick photo paper and I cut out all the pictures separately.

Making Photo Coasters. A lovely idea for a present. - The Art of Home Education

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.

Making Photo Coasters. A lovely idea for a present. - The Art of Home Education

The making process

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.

Making Photo Coasters. A lovely idea for a present. - The Art of Home Education

2. Add the photograph

Making Photo Coasters. A lovely idea for a present. - The Art of Home Education

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.

Making Photo Coasters. A lovely idea for a present. - The Art of Home Education

4. Let everything dry. When they are dryed up, you can start using you photo coasters or wrap them as a gift.

Making Photo Coasters. A lovely idea for a present. - The Art of Home Education.

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One comment on “Photo Coasters, our new present!

  1. Judy Jackson
    March 20, 2013

    Those are adorable!!!! Very great idea. Will try to make like those too. :) Thanks for sharing this.

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