Alright friends, hopefully I am sending you a Hail Mary here. If you are a last-minute procrastinator, this post, and this project is just for you! Sunday, if you were not aware, is Mother’s day. Have you gotten her a gift? Made her a gift? Worry not! I have a DIY Mother’s Day Gift to share with you.
This project is easy, and if you happen to have kids at home, then you more than likely have a lot of the supplies lying around. If you don’t, a quick trip to Lowe’s and a craft store and you my friend, are all set!
As a mom, I know that for Mother’s Day I’d love to be pampered (hint, hint hubby!). But also, gifts that are hand-made and have meaning go a long way (every mom loves sentimental gifts – hopefully I am not generalizing here!)
So today, your Hail Mary is personalized coasters with photos of your lovely face (or kiddo’s faces for the grandma gifts out there!) on them! Trust me, they turned out cuter than I am describing. See feature photo at the start of the post!
- hot glue gun
- hot glue sticks
- glue stick
- paint brush/foam brush
- 4×4 tiles
- 4×4 photos that you’ve printed either at home or from Walgreens, etc.
- furniture felt pads (small ones)
- Mod Podge
Place your 4×4 bottom side up and hot glue a felt pad in each corner. Be sure to remove the paper backing from the felt pads prior to gluing!
Place your 4×4 photo face down and rub the glue stick over the entire surface, pay special attention to the ends of the photo. Once you’ve applied the glue, place the photo on the smooth (front side) surface of your 4×4 tile and press down!
Continue step 2 for each tile and photo and let dry.
Pour a quarter size (maybe even less) of Mod Podge on your tile (with the photo side up!) and using your foam brush (or paint brush) spread Mod Podge evenly, be sure to get the edges and sides of your tile.
Continue step 4 for all your tiles, place them unstacked side by side (not touching!) to dry. Waiting about 15-20 minutes for the product to dry completely. They will be clear when they have fully dried! Repeat step 4 for a second coat and again, wait to dry for 15-20 minutes.
Viola! You are all set! Wrap them in a pretty ribbon and present your gift! Mom will love it!