November 1, 2012

Saw it. Pinned it. Did it. - DIY Photo Coasters

Hey friends! Happy November!!
 
Welcome to week 2 of Saw it. Pinned it. Did it hosted by yours truly and Katie @ Keep Calm & Carry On! I'd be lying if I said I haven't been looking forward to today ALL week long! (Really!)
 
So here is the original pin I wanted to "re-create"...
 
SIIIIIKE. 
 
Y'all...
 
A) I don't even have a dog and B) I am not with child and therefore this pin would have been highly impossible for me to create on my own. One day, though...one day... ;)
 
Alas, I stuck with something I knew I could pull off...DIY Photo Coasters. (I know...not as cool as a baby but it'll do, right?)
 
Original pin:

So here's what you'll need:
Mod podge
Skissors (pink ones, preferably)
Sanding block or paper
Corkboard coasters (I got mine at the Hob Lob)
Sponge brush
Pen
6 of your favorite pictures (4x6)
Matte clear spray paint (not pictured)
Disclaimer: ridiculously good-looking husband & incredibly talented photographer not included.

How to do it:

1. Trace your coasters on the back of each photo. Make sure it's centered properly so no one ends up headless on the front of your coaster!

2. Cut out each photo following the lines you traced.

3. Apply a coat of Mod Podge to one side of your coasters.

4. Press the photos on top. Smooth out to ensure you have no air bubbles and let dry.



5. Once photos are secured to the coasters, apply a thin coat of mod podge to the top of the photos going one direction. (Don't forget to cover the edges to make sure your photos don't lift off the coaster!) 

6. Once the first coat is dry, paint a second layer of mod podge, going the opposite direction. (First time paint horizontal, second time paint vertical.) 

7. After both coats have dried, use your sanding stone or paper to sand down any of the photos that might be hanging over the edges. (I ended up not using mine because I tried to cut them as close to the edge as possible but I can definitely see where someone might need a sanding stone for the edges.)

8. Seal your photos with your matte clear spray paint, pour yourself a vodka sodie & enjoy your newfound custom coasters!

If you don't want to use pictures, you can always use cute scrapbook paper or even a monogram and make festive coasters for just about every holiday possible! I'm thinking these are going to make precious little gifties for all my girlfriends...yes?!

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Saw it. Pinned it. Did it.

56 comments:

  1. I love these! Where did you find the cork coasters? I might have to do this for little Christmas gifts :)

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  2. I love this idea! So cute!! :) Where do you get the corkboard coasters?

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  3. I love these and think that even my non-crafty self could do this. They would make great gifts for my girlfriends.

    Did you get all the supplies at Hobby Lobby?

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  4. Holy shnikies I love these and they seem so easy to do! I will DEFINITELY be making these!!!!

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  5. I'd be lying if I said the vodka sodie wasn't making my mouth water right now.
    I'd also be lying if I said I wouldn't use these pretties in my own house. Stop being such a damn good looking, model couple.

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  6. I've always seen these on Pinterest! So cute!

    Thanks for creating the link-up! Always one of my favs to do each week!

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  7. So love this! You and Beau..SWOON! So freaking adorable..when you DO decide to ya know..make some children..THEY WILL BE BEAUTIOUS!

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  8. Oh my gosh. These are just the cutest things EVER. I love. And I was sadz that the husband and photographer were not included : (

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  9. I have been meaning to do this! (along with several other pins..ha!) I came across some FREE tiles at a Habitat store. Hope mine turn out as precious as yours!

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  10. Those turned out so great! They would make for an EXCELLENT Christmas present. (Probably using pictures of the person receiving - although, I wouldn't mind your pretty face on my end table.)

    xo

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  11. STEPHANIE!

    i absolutely love this idea! i wanna make it!

    ok i am LINKING UP next week no ifs ands or butts....the only butt will be getting my butt off the couch to do/try something

    amazing photos and amazing couple!! love my stephy beau beau ddhp and shayshay!

    xoxox

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  12. So cute!! Looks easy too...I might actually be able to do it! ;)

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  13. I just fell out of my chair! You got with me that first picture lol This is a great tutorial. I wonder if I'm brave enough to try it?

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  14. I'm loving the projects you're choosing because I feel like I, miss uncraftiest of them all, could actually pull them off!

    PS - not funny with the dog photo! I got all excited for a second!

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  15. AHHHHH!!!! Smiled the whole time I read this!!!! LOVE IT Steph!!!!! :) :) :) EEEEEK HUGS SOON!!!!!! LOVE YOU!

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  16. Love love love!! What a great, easy DIY! It's something even I could do. But it looks so chic and professional!!!

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  17. Awe these are so cute!! Love it.

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  18. I smell a project in my near future!

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  19. Those are so cute. I love the pictures! My friend made me some of this for my birthday last year and I love them!

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  20. These are awesome! I must ask though - since its cork board behind the photos are they VERY light? We have found that sometimes our lighter coasters stick to glasses (if the glasses sweat) Have you noticed this happening at all?? :-)

    I love love this idea!

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  21. SO CUTE!!!!! :) I totally am pinning this!

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  22. I've been looking for something super easy and cute for my coworkers for Christmas, and this is perfect!

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  23. I love these coasters! I didn't have a brand new Pinterest project but, I linked-up one that I did... & it seems we were on the same wave length today! I did coasters too! But, mine are tile & no picture - just a monogram! Yours turned out SUPER cute though & I really want to try this with our engagement pictures! Plus, I wonder if the cork board is easier than the tiles I used! Hmm... I'll have to try this way too! They look great by the way!!!

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  24. So cute! I smell Christmas projects from this one!

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  25. These are so cute! I actually don't have any coasters yet so I seriously may give this a try soon!

    I saw that you got the coasters at Hobby Lobby..can you believe I live right outside of Seattle and the nearest Hobby Lobby is like 3 1/2 hours away!!!!!! How ridiculous is that? What kind of city does Seattle think it is anyways? Sheesh. The nerve.

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  26. I love these! O-M-G.
    I pretty much have pictures of (my own ridiculously handsome husband) and I all over the house and now need to have these coasters!

    Great (pinterest) idea. Damn that website for being so dang-it crafty.

    <3
    Erin
    www.cali-landchic.com

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  27. love it;
    and can i tell you..
    it is the cutest that "beau" linked up ;)

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  28. OMG I absolutely love it! I've been wanting to make some of these too.. you make it look so easy!!!

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  29. I did a tutorial on these that I made for Christmas last year, too! I love that you used cork coasters though. I wish I would have known about those, I used tiles and added felt to the back. The only downfall is that they are super heavy so the cork ones would have been great :) Yours look awesome!

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  30. These are so freaking adorable! If only I had an amazing wedding photoshoot to use...one day..in the mean time seems like a great christmas prezzie for my mom!

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  31. HOLY Heart attack. I saw that first picture & about died! Bahahaha. LOVE the coasters. Need to make them asap. They turned out adorable for you!

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  32. i've seen these little boogers on pinterest before, i even have them pinned to my "future projects" board but havent had the guts to try them yet. i havent had the best of luck with modge podge for some reason. thanks for the simple tutorial, now i'm not so nervous bout trying them.

    love that pic of you and beau with just ya'll cowboy boots showing. that's pretty tight.

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  33. I LOVE them! I have been debating whether I would make them or not, but noooow...I will! They turned out great!! and SO cute!! :)

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  34. I can already tell I'm going to be getting some great ideas from this little link-up of yours. I've been looking for new DIY decor ideas for my new apartment so one day once I'm all settled in, I'll be able to link-up and share! :) Your coasters turned out so precious!

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  35. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! Such a great way to use pictures!! I'll have to try this!

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  36. So cool, love the coasters. I really need to join in this link up in a few weeks. I just haven't had any damn time.

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  37. I'm slack and lame and haven't blogged this week, but first of all: your coasters are AWESOME. Secondly, 47 FREAKING LINKUPS!? That's amazing, girl!!!

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  38. Love the new blog design! And I've had coasters on my "to make" list for two years. I need to get my act together.

    My "to make" list actually ONLY has coasters on it, because I'm not crafty. But I really should do them since the materials I need have been sitting in my closet that long...

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  39. love these! so cute. i want ot try them! love your blog so much xox

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  40. Wow! This looks awesome! I really need to do this!

    Lura
    x

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  41. Such a great idea!! I love it!

    Those pictures Shay took are SO beautiful I absolutely love them.... but I hgihly doubt she could take a bad picture of you! You are a DOLL!

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  42. Cute ideas!!! And I almost shat myself when I saw the first photo...I personally cannot wait for the day that "the" post is made! Perhaps when the house is done?! ;)

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  43. I think my very favorite thing about this entire post is the fact that you used the word SKISSORS. LOVE YOU! Ah, anyway, I need to make some of these. I keep seeing them plus I have a set of coasters I want to get rid of (ha!) slash replace ;)

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  44. I love that you posted this. I already informed the boyfriend that we are doin this for all the family for christmas since we are having pictures done after thanksgiving

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  45. Awesome idea and well done on the coasters - they look stunning!!
    The DIY in SA isn't that great because a lot of the materials aren't as readily available (even simple things like mode podge and wooden coasters are hard to find!!)
    x

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  46. LOVE this!!! Going to Hob Lob TOMORROW!! I hope to link up soon.. once I get my crafty pants on :)

    Thanks for sharing, yours turned out great!

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  47. super cute! they turned out great!

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  48. You two should go through them each week and pick a few to highlight as favorites! Just a thought--I saw some really great ones!

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  49. I just made some following your instructions! They turned out great... I'll be putting them on the blog this week! :)

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