– Hello everyone, how’s it going? Today’s DIY, we’re going to make something memorable, since the holiday season is coming up. And I wanted to make this article early because I want to give you guys time to collect a whole bunch of memorable photos, especially the fact that Thanksgiving is coming up, and you guys are going to be doing all these fun traveling and spending time with family and loved ones, so this is a great time to start collecting those photos because we’re going to make some coasters that you can decorate in your home or give as gifts. So let’s go ahead and get started. Alright guys, so the first thing you want to do is just start shuffling through your phone, through your Instagram feed, and look for pictures that you want to print out for this DIY.
Next you will want to print out all your photos. So, I upgraded my printer. It’s the new Canon Pixma MG7720 wireless printer. I love how it goes with the decor in my office and at the same time, it’s multi-function, so it’s perfect for most of my DIY projects. What’s so fun about this printer is I can pretty much print my photos anywhere, even while I’m on vacation. To print the photos, I just have to download the Canon print app, select my photos and hit print. I now have all the photos I need printed out on4x6 photo paper.
Now it’s time to cut out all these pictures into squares. OK, next you would need a ceramic tile for this and make sure it’s nice and clean on the surface. Now with your square piece of photo, what you want to do is apply some glue evenly on to the back surface. You can also use a spray-on adhesive, and then apply it gently on to the top of your tile. Make sure the photo is pressed flat on to the surface. Alright, guys, so I’m going to show you two kind of materials that you can use to do this. Now this is a gloss glaze, which is also a decoupage that you can use for this.
All you have to do is drip on a nice, even amount of this decoupage, or gloss glaze, and apply it on with an acrylic brush. Make sure to brush the surface on to your photo nice and even so that way it can sit to dry. This next option is a high-gloss finish that you will have to mix up. And you can find this at any craft store. So this kit comes in two bottles of liquid and you will have to mix in two even amounts of each liquid. After pouring in two of the bottles, make sure to stir and mix it well. Once your mixture is activated, you can pour it on top of your tile and photo.
And then what I usually like to do is hold it up and just make sure that it evenly distribute on top of the photo. If your photo is not sticking on to the tile, this may not work, there were a few times where I had to re-try this just because my glue didn’t adhere to the surface of the tile. But other than that, this one is my favorite option because it shows the photo so well, it’s nice and glossy, and it gives a richness in color. Because I don’t want to scratch my table, I decided to take out my fleece material and glue it to the back of my coaster tiles. So, all you have to do is trace around the tiles, and then cut them out into squares. Next, what you want to do is with a hot glue gun adhere them to the back of your tile coasters. And this should protect your table or any surfaces.