- Dog photos sized to 3.875″ and printed on cardstock
- Avskild cork coasters from Ikea ($1 per set of four)
- Scrapbook paper for bow ties
- Mod Podge (I used matte)
- Paint brush
- Ultra fine point black Sharpie
I cut out the bow tie and laid it on top of each of the dog photos to determine in the size was right. I decided it was just a bit too big, so I trimmed off a small amount all the way around. Once I was happy with the size, I used this first bow tie as a template and traced it on each of the other papers.
With all the bow ties made, I was ready to assemble the coasters. I cut out each of the circles with the dogs, and then used Mod Podge as glue to affix a bow tie to each dog.
I placed the bow ties so as not to cover to much of each dog’s face, letting the points of the bow tie hang off the edges of the circle if necessary. I then used scissors to trim off any portions of the bow tie that fell outside of the circle.
Finally, I coated the top and edge of each coaster with a thick coat of Mod Podge to give the dog photos a protective finish. The Mod Podge goes on white and streaky, but dries clear. Some brush strokes may remain visible in the clear finish, so I recommend keeping all of your brush stroked uniform in direction}.
My biggest concern was ensuring that the paper won’t peel up around the circumference, so I also coated the edge of the coasters in Mod Podge, brushing from the side of the coaster up and onto the paper to seal the edges.
J is for Jean Pocket Purse by Ginger Snap Crafts
K is for K-cup Daffodils by The Kim Six Fix
Thanks again to Steph of Crafing in the Rain for coordinating this fun blog hop!