Happy Birthday to my sweet Mama today! For one of her birthday gifts I made her these travertine photo coasters which turned out so cool (it was one of those projects that got my heart-rate up because I was so excited about how they turned out)!
This is a personalized handmade gift that anyone can make!
You will need:
4″x4″ travertine tiles (I got mine at Home Depot)
1 sheet of white tissue paper (wrinkle-free)
card stock printer paper
clear sealer (I used spray-on Minwax Polycrylic in satin finish)
1 sheet of felt
The first thing you need to do is print your photos on the tissue paper. I found it is easiest to cut a piece of tissue paper smaller than the card stock…
and tape the tissue paper to the center of the card stock, then print your photos on it. I used Photoshop to crop my photos to 4″x4″ and make print layouts that would print 2 photos in the center of each page.
When cutting out the tissue paper photos, it is easiest to just cut it along with the card stock.
Once I had all my tissue paper photos printed and cut out, I painted a layer of Mod Podge on the tiles and adhered a photo to each tile, then allowed them to dry thouroughly.
I painted 2 more coats of Mod Podge over the photos, allowing each to dry completely.
Then I sprayed 3 coats of the clear sealer on top (allowing for drying between each one).
To finish the coasters I cut squares of felt and glued them to the back.
What a lovely and special gift!!
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