Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Coaster Photo Holders

Coaster Photo Holders
Cardboard Coasters
Scrapbook paper
Embellishments (Ribbon, Flowers, Etc)
Mod Podge
2 Clothes Pins
Hot Glue Gun
Black Spray Paint

Step 1: Get 2 square cardboard coasters (you can find them at a restaurant)
Step 2: Take some patterned paper (I used all scrap paper), trace the coaster on the paper. Cut out the paper.
Step 3: Spray Paint one side of the coasters black (this will be the inside of the photo holder)
Step 4: Using Mod Podge paint Mod Podge on the side of the coaster that still has writing on it (Not the spray painted side). Stick the paper on the Mod Podge side. Press the paper down, making sure to get out all creases.
Step 5: Paint a coat of Mod Podge on the Paper. This seals the paper onto the coaster. Do this to both coasters. Wait about 5-10 minutes for the coasters to dry.  

Step 6: Once both coasters are dry start playing around with different embellishments you can use on the photo holder.
I used matching ribbon and a paper flower I made (for directions on how to make the wet crumpled flower go here: http://sundayldesigns.com/how-to-make-wet-crumpled-paper-flowers/ 

Step 7: Hot glue any embellishments onto the coaster. You only need to embellish one side.

Step 8: When you are done embellishing the coaster turn the coasters upside down (Spray painted side facing up).
Step 9: Hot glue the clothes pins onto one coaster. Make sure to press down hard so the glue adheres.

Step 10: Put hot glue on the other side of the clothes pins and press the other coaster onto the glue. Make sure the coasters line up correctly.


These are some others that I've made. They make great gifts and cost practically nothing to make!

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