Guest Blogger: Lindsay from Lee La La

Photo Coasters tutorial
Hi Craftaholics Anonymous! I am Lindsay of the blogLee La La, where I take on life, and squeeze in some creating during nap time. The beauty around me is my constant inspiration.

{my family of three}
  I am over the moon excited to be guest posting.
What a treat it is to be crafting with you all today.
We are going to make these adorable coasters, just in time for Valentines Day.
tile coasters
4″x4″ tile coasters
white tissue paper
scotch tape
Mod Podge (Matte or Gloss)
paint brush
Krylon acrylic clear coat
black felt with adhesive backing
Let’s get to work!

1. Print out a 4×6 photo onto white tissue paper.
To help the tissue feed thru your printer, Cut out an 8×10 piece of tissue paper and scotch tape it to a piece of 8×10 card stock.2. Cut your tissue print down to 4″x4″

3. Brush a thin coat of Mod Podge over your tile and paste your photo onto the tile. Let dry COMPLETELY!

4. Once dry, put a thin coat of Mod Podge over your photo. Let dry completely.
Repeat 2 more times, making sure each coat is dry before you do another, or else the tissue will rip.

5. Once dry, seal with Kylon acrylic clear coat. I did 3 coats of this, making sure the previous coat is dry before you add another.

6. To complete the coaster, cut out a 4″x4″ piece of black felt. and attached it to the back.

7. Project Complete!

Wrap up 4 coasters with some ribbon or twine and you have a wonderful GIFT!

*I’ve done this project with gloss mod podge and matte mod podge. Although completely different looks, both look fantastic.

Thank you for crafting with me! And thank you Linda for having me over!

I’d love it if you stopped by and said hello!

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Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

    What a cute idea!

  2. 2

    I like this tutorial! I have seen these coasters done many different ways… this is a great technique, can't wait to try it :)

  3. 3

    Great simple idea. Thanks for sharing =)

  4. 4

    I'm going to make some of these for all the grand (and great grand) parents. I think they'll love them!

  5. 5

    I love Lindsay! Great tutorial!

  6. 6

    Lindsay, these are amazing! What a great idea. You're really talented.


  7. 7

    LOVE this idea!!!

  8. 8

    where did you buy the coasters from?? i want to try this!

  9. 10

    i love this idea…my son loves to bang my coasters together and i hate the sound it makes…never thought to put felt on the bottom…this is such a great idea :)

  10. 11

    I LOVE this as a gift idea! People always need coasters! Thanks so much for the great how-to, I'll be linking.

  11. 12
    Laura Jo

    How do they hold up with condensation? I think this is a great idea, but just wondered about that. :)

  12. 13
    mama bear

    Such a cute idea! I'm curious, and often not too bright, is there a trick to printing on tissue paper?

  13. 14

    This is a great project and turns out so adorable. Just to let everyone know though….be sure that your printer can handle card stock. Not all printers will….mine didnt and I ended up breaking my printer. To be fair though…it was a horrible printer anyway!!! I learned that Vellum translucent paper works well also…and is compatible with most printers!!! So…I got a new printer and an adorable gift out of doing this project!! :0)

  14. 15

    LOVE this idea, but having a lot of difficulty printing on the tissue paper. I’ll have to try the Vellum translucent paper instead. Hopefully that works out better!

  15. 16

    I love this tutorial. Mine turned out great. I just used regular printer paper though because I was having a pretty hard time printing on the tissue paper. They turned out amazing with the regular paper. :)

    1. 16.1

      For those that want to know how to print on tissue paper, please check on you tube and there are great tutorials by some well known designers/crafters. I tried it by taping tissue paper to card stock and it worked fine on my HP all in one printer. Now I want to try on vellum since I love the transparency/sturdiness of vellum.

  16. 17
    Pamela James

    I had no idea this would be so easy and fun to do. Thank you!!!

  17. 18

    I keep getting little wrinkles in the tissue paper when I put it on the tile… are there any tricks ti keep this from happening??

  18. 19

    Can the tiles be glazed or do do the have to be porous?

  19. 20

    Couldn’t you just use the dishwasher safe version of midge lodge and skip the acrylic spray part? I saw a lot of tutorials that have you add some type of waterproofing after the mode pod get. Does the dishwasher safe one not work to waterproof it? I would think a dishwasher is harder on things than condensation from a drink.