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Washi Tape Crafts
Coasters are a perfect addition to pretty much any home decor, and custom coasters with washi tape and photos make an excellent gift. Just remember to seal them well, especially if the gift recipient (or you!) loves drinking really hot beverages.

Note: If you don’t have access to a color laser printer, you may also use an inkjet printer. Let the ink dry for 5 to 10 minutes, then lightly coat with a matte spray acrylic sealant on both sides. The sealant will protect the ink from smearing when you apply another medium over it.

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  • Step 1

    Use a photo-editing app to size your images to fit on top of the ceramic tiles with a ½"–¾" margin on all sides. Print the photos on laser print paper, then trim to the size of your coasters.

  • Step 2

    Paint decoupage medium onto the back of one photo, center it onto the surface of a coaster, then smooth it down with your hands to secure it in place. Repeat with the other coasters. Let dry for 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Use strips of washi tape to create borders around the photos, overlapping the photos as desired.

  • Step 4

    Paint another coat of decoupage medium on top. Let dry.

  • Step 5

    Protect the coasters from heat and moisture with the high-gloss finish. Raise each coaster off of your work surface with a small, stable, but disposable item like an inverted yogurt container.

  • Step 6

    Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to mix the finish, then pour it in the center of each coaster, coaxing it to the edges, so that it covers and drips over the sides and corners.

  • Step 7

    Let dry without moving or handling for at least 24 hours.

  • Step 8

    Cut any remaining drips off the bottom edge of the coaster with a craft knife.

  • Step 9

    Press the bottom of each coaster onto the adhesive side of the cork shelf liner, and use the craft knife to trim the excess cork around 
the edges.

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