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We updated some of our photos below! You’ll see a mix of photos we took many years ago, and updated photos are from today, 3/26/16. They are still around, 5 years later!
Love crafting and DIY projects? Need a personalized gift? If you’re addicted to Instagram like myself, then you’ll love this DIY project. It’s a fun and easy way to make use of your Instagram pictures. While they require some time and patience, they are really easy to make (trust me – looks a lot harder, but so easy!) and very inexpensive, the whole project cost just about $8 for the 10 coasters.
DIY Instagram Coasters
- 4in x 4in inch pictures from a printing service like Shutterfly
- 4in x 4in ceramic tiles
- Mod Podge
- Paint Brush
- Circular felt pads
- Water Proof Sealant – We came across Krylon’s Clear Flat Sealant at Home Depot and applied 1 thin layer – we’ve had some comments about it being really sticky and goopy after applying, so it’s important to let the tiles dry thoroughly and apply a thin layer. The Mod Podge is also somewhat water proof, so this sealant is just an added layer of protection.
- Paint a layer of the Mod Podge on your tile.
- Press a photo firmly onto the tile and let sit for a few minutes.
- Paint a layer of Mod Podge over the photo and let dry for about 20 mins – the mod podge went on white, but dried clear. This scared me at first, so don’t be alarmed if this happens to you!
- Apply 2-5 layers (letting them dry in between each layer) – dry for at least an hour after the last layer. Let them sit overnight or even a few days. We waited about 4 days before adding the sealant. Make sure your tiles are not wet or still drying from the mod podge.
- Again – make sure the tiles are thoroughly dry before applying sealant. Spray them with a thin coat of the sealant after a few days. Let them sit overnight or for a few more days. They should feel dry to the touch – you’ll know when they are ready.
- Apply felt stickers to the bottom of the tiles (optional, but encouraged).
- Repeat these steps for all photos.
- Voila! You now have personalized coasters!
Pick out the photos you want to print. Instagram photos save directly to my phone and they save as large files, so these were easy to use as 4in x 4in photos.
Send the photos to an online printing place like Shutterfly, (or the good ‘ol fashioned 1 hour photo). What we like about Shutterfly, and we use them A LOT, is their 4in x 4in photo option. Make sure your photos are large enough for this size.
Each one of the photos we chose has a story…