I’m hosting my first Thanksgiving this year and all excited about the details like placecards and decorations. I should be learning how to cook a turkey, but it’ll work out, right? Instead I’m spending my time crafting one-of-a-kind coasters for each of my guests that will double as placecards. Here’s how to make them!
I started with some of my favorite Instagram photos from the year. You can order them from a service like Snapstagram or just print them out on your printer and then cut them out. If you print them, use cardstock or photo paper for best results. You’ll also need some ceramic tiles, paint and Sparkle Mod Podge.
Give each of the coasters a base coat with your paint. I used a gloss black.
Cut out your pictures. I added each of my guests names on top of the picture using the simple photo editing in Picasa.
After the paint is dry, brush a coat of Mod Podge on each coaster and then apply the photo on top. Cover with another coat of Sparkle Mod Podge.
Start in the center and brush outwards. Make sure to go all the way to the edges! Then add a square of felt to the bottom of the coaster to protect your table. You can learn how to do that here.
Here’s the finished product. I’m going to place them on top of napkins. After everyone finds their seat they can immediately start using them as coasters.
Okay, I’m ready for Thanksgiving! Time to learn how to cook a turkey By the way, all of the decorations here are from the Martha Stewart Arctic collection at Home Depot.
I love how the Sparkle Mod Podge makes this black and white photo from a day at the zoo in the summer look like a winter wonderland!
Here’s the Pinable version if you’d like to save it for later!
*Photography by Alyssa Wible