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Turn your Instagram pictures into beautiful coasters

19 October 2015, 14:29

You will need:

  • Supawood coasters
  • photos or pictures
  • resin and hardener
  • ice cream sticks or tongue depressors
  • thin cork sheet
  • white craft or PVA paint
  • modge podge
  • brushes
  • contact glue
  • craft knife and cutting mat
  • scissors

To make:

1 Paint the front and sides of the coasters white, leave to dry and repeat with another coat.

TIP: Cut your own coasters from Supawood and file the edges to round them. Try 10 x 10cm.

2 Print your photos or pictures on plain white paper and cut out in a rectangle so they fit like a Polaroid photo on to the white coasters.

3 Paint a coat of modge podge over the first coaster and position your picture on top, with a small space at the top and side edges and a wider space at the bottom edge. Smooth with your fingers and paint another coat of modge podge over the top.

Repeat with the rest of the pictures and coasters. Leave to dry and seal with a final coat of modge podge.

4 When the coasters are completely dry, mix the resin. Use a disposable container such as a paper cup for mixing the resin and hardener and stir with an ice cream stick or tongue depressor.

5 Place the coasters on a dropsheet or black bag that you can throw away afterwards. Working from the centre outwards, drop the resin little by little on to the first coaster and spread with an ice cream stick or tongue depressor right to the edges – do not let the resin flow over the edges. Repeat with the rest of the coaster.

TIP: Break up bubbles in the wet resin by blowing lightly over them through a straw.

6 Leave to harden and set overnight then repeat with another layer.

7 Cut pieces of cork sheet slightly larger than your coasters. Spread contact glue over the cork and on the bottom of the coasters and follow the manufacturer’s instructions to glue a piece of cork sheet under each coaster.

8 Cut away the protruding edges of the cork with your craft knife. Pack the coasters in a small box and then decorate it with pretty paper and ribbon.

If confused, check out this video below:

Text and image: Ideas magazine

- Woman24

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