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Picture of Drink Coasters - DIY Tutorial

Ever thought about crafting your own drink coasters? Well, here is how!

Price: 1 – 5$ || Time: 1 – 3 h || Difficulty: Easy
 
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Step 1: What you need

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For this project you will need:

  • Napkins or printed pictures (on regular printer paper)
  • Glue (that turns transparent when dry!)
  • Brush
  • Scissor
  • Rubber foam or cork.
  • Tiles (white)

Step 2: Watch this first!

This video shows all steps in how to craft these drink coasters. The video is made by myself! :)

If you can not watch the video true the "picture frame", then you can follow this link instead! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFsZirrjyxQ

Step 3: Important steps!

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  • If you use napkins, peal of all extra layers, you only want the layer with a pattern.
  • While applying the first layer of glue. Apply the layer on the Tile and NOT on the napkin. Sins it is very fragile.
  • You shall have at least 3 layers of glue, one to attach the napkin to the tile, and two layers on top to seal/protect the napkin from any liquid.
  • The tile shall be white to no interfere with the pattern.
  1. Cut out a square that is large enough to cover the top of your tile.
  2. Apply a thick layer of glue to the tile and place your napkin square on top, make sure that you place it careful and don't break the paper.
  3. When it is dry, apply 2 more layers on top of the napkin.
  4. Remove any sharp edges (if you using printer paper).
  5. Apply a thick layer of glue on the bottom of your tile and place your cork or rubber foar square.
  6. Let dry and your done! :)

All steps are shown well in the previous step (in a video!).

Happy crafting! :)

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Do you know where I can buy tiles ? I checked home hardware but they didn't have any small white ones like shown and we're all expensive
victordoes (author)  caroliine22229 days ago

You can usually find them where they sell building materials or bathroom related products :) It´s also possible to use other models then shown too. But if the tile shows thru the paper (if the tile is to dark, colored...) you might need to use some acrylic paint fix this.

tj-869 months ago
Your "watch this" is just a picture......
So there's not actually any instructions here.....
baudeagle tj-869 months ago

Please post some written instructions as well.

Its amazing that Life Hacker picked this up.

http://lifehacker.com/make-your-own-diy-printed-co...

victordoes (author)  baudeagle9 months ago

There is actual nothing more then all written in the last step. :) Cut a square that covers the tile, apply the first layer of glue to the tile and NOT the napkin. When dry, apply 2more layers to protect the printing from liquids. Add some kind of protection for your table, such as cork. :)

Wow, did not now that.. Thanks for the link! :)

victordoes (author)  tj-869 months ago

If you watched this via a phone, and maybe an tablet as well there is only a picture shown, there for I added the link in the same step to the video :)

"If you can not watch the video true the "picture frame", then you can follow this link instead! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFsZirrjyxQ"