Friday, May 8, 2015

DIY Vacation Picture Coaster - Another Coaster Friday Craft Klatch

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I wanted to try preserving some pictures for a fun coaster and a unique way to display your vacation photos!

You will need:
-  Coaster mold
-  Resin - I used Easy Cast, but Envirotex Lite would work too!
-  Transparency film for laser printers
-  Laser printer (you can go to a Kinkos or office supply store and they may be able to print them for you).
-  Scissors

Here are some items available through Amazon, incase you want to give it a try:

  1. I started with vacation pictures and printed them on a transparency film using a laser printer.  Try not to touch the images, you don’t want to get finger prints on them.
  2. I cut them into circles using a circle cutter, but you could trace a circle and cut it with scissors.  The circle cutter didn’t cut all the way through, I had to follow up with scissors.  I cut them just smaller than the mold cavity.
  3. I prepared my resin.  I used Easy Cast, but Envirotex Lite would work too.
  4. I poured it into the molds.  I prepared 3 ounces of resin total.
  5. Once the resin is in the mold, I gave it a minute or two before using a lighter to pop the bubbles.
  6. Then, I carefully slid the pictures into the resin.
  7. Using my stir stick, I pressed them down, making sure I press all the bubbles out from under the pictures.
  8. I again popped bubbles.
  9. Then, it’s time to let them cure, a minimum of 12 hours before unmolding.

That’s it!  Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Crafting and stay safe!



  1. Your picture coasters is a really neat idea.......and great conversation piece also. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  2. I love all the coaster ideas! I am wondering if there would be a way to insert a loop of some sort during the curing process to make an ornament out of it??


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