I don't know about you, but I have a tiny love affair with Instagram. I think it's my favorite social media channel. It's simple and straightforward, feels personal, and it's easy to interact with people you follow. It's also a fun way to catalog the everyday little things that you wouldn't necessarily snap a photo of otherwise.
And while I love my Instagram feed and photos, I still really like holding physical photos in my hands. I printed out a bunch of my favorites at Walgreens last year using my favorite app, Printicular, and have a rotating stack on display in our living room.
I decided to take a few and use them for today's crafty project - coasters! I had some old, tired-looking tile coasters that could seriously use a mini-makeover so I Mod Podged four of my Instagrams right on top of them.
Here's a quick tutorial of how I did it:
- Printed 4"x4" Instagrams
- Ceramic tiles
- Scissors or paper trimmer
- Mod Podge
First, I trimmed the Instagrams so they fit on the tiles. You can see they were a little bit too big at their original 4"x4"size...the edges of the Instagram peek out around the tile in this photo:
So I trimmed them down about half an inch using a paper trimmer. I found this to be easier than cutting with scissors since the trimmer gives a nice, straight edge.
Here are all four Instagrams trimmed down to the right size:
Then it was time for Mod Podge!
I brushed a thin coat of Mod Podge onto the top of the old tile...
...stuck the Instagram on the tile...
...and brushed on another thin coat of Mod Podge on top of each to seal them and protect them from future contact with water.
Then they were done!
This was so easy (I think it took about 15 minutes total), and I love that these coasters now hold photos of some favorite places and memories I've captures over the past couple of years. Little happies, if you will ;).
Have y'all ever made personalized coasters like these? What fun things have you done with Instagrams?
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