When I saw this picture posted on Pinterest the other day, I couldn't wait to make my mom a set for her birthday! Lee La La has such a great tutorial, they were so easy.
I headed to Home Depot and picked up 9 4"x4" Travertine tiles for $4. I only used 5 tiles for this set so there is plenty for another one.
I already had the Modge Podge, tissue paper, and felt on hand, but those are also very inexpensive.
To start, I selected 5 pictures I wanted to put on the coasters. I ended up using pictures from our wedding since there was good variety and they were fairly recent.
I had never printed on tissue paper before and was surprised how easy this was, worked the first time! I cut down a sheet of white tissue paper to 8 1/2"x11" and adhered it to a piece of cardstock using my favorite tape gun (but you could use any type of adhesive). I only taped it on the top and bottom and made sure the pictures wouldn't print over where I taped.
Then I spaced out the tiles, put a good coat of Modge Podge on them and carefully placed the tissue paper photos.
It's very important to let them dry completely so you don't rip the tissue paper. I let them sit overnight and sanded the edges to take off any excess tissue before putting 2 more coats of Modge Podge over the top.
After they were completely dry, I flipped them over and added a 4"x4" piece of felt to the bottom of each one so they won't scratch the table.
Packaged them up and added a fabric flower I posted about here. They are all ready for my mom!