DIY Christmas Card Coasters

Last year I decided to keep all of my Christmas cards in hopes to find something to make with them this year.

I also happened to have a box of ceramic tiles left over from some repairs we had to do years ago.
1.) I figured out something useful to make with them,
And 2.) No, I'm not a hoarder.

My daughter came to visit and I know how she likes to make things with me so I suggest we make some coasters with those Christmas cards I had been saving.

She was all for it so I grabbed some tiles, the cards, felt (for backing), scissors, glue and modpodge.

First we glued felt to the backs to protect the furniture. 

We chatted up the girl talk as we carefully chose and cut our cards then we glued them onto the tiles. 

After the pictures were in place, we painted a layer of modpodge over the whole thing to seal it. Just like if you were to seal a puzzle. 
If you don't have modpodge, I read where you can water down some Elmer's glue and it will work just as well.

Within 30 minutes we recycled those Christmas cards and tiles into little pieces of art.

I will be using these during the Christmas season and she had a set to take home for herself. I always enjoy time spent with my daughter. We laugh and talk like best friends. We share stories of our week and plans for the future. We had fun making this quick little craft together.

These would also make nice little gifts for the office, neighbors, friends and family.

Stay tuned, I cant wait to show you my next project I will share soon!

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  1. Hi Lisa, these are just perfect for using up those pretty Christmas cards and you both did crafting and bonding together. I hope you will share this at our party on Monday. Have a nice weekend.

  2. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

  3. You always amaze me. I love this. I believe most of all I really enjoy hearing of your closeness with your family especially your daughter. SWEET.
    Great idea! I have never heard of modpodge, but I can think of a lot of usage for it. I must get some.,

    From the land of Disney. JD

  4. This is a wonderful idea, thanks for sharing!

  5. I love this idea Lisa for using up Christmas cards.
    Thanks for sharing this idea at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

  6. Brilliant! I love this idea. I bought a bunch of tiles cheap at the thrift store and wanted to put my England photos on them as coasters, but need to find a better paper. The Christmas cards are a terrific idea! And I have some WWII poster postcards that might work too. This is such a nice gift idea. Thanks. I'm now following via GFC.

    1. Oh be careful with precious photos. So far, I've not had a problem with mine but Id hate to see you ruin good photos just in case. Test one first.

  7. Aww...these are such great ideas! I love them!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J. Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. HI…I love this idea, but I was wondering if once they are done, is it okay to put hot things on them? aka: a cup of hot tea?

    1. Its worked great for me so far. I've placed both a hot cup and a cold sweating cup and both did fine. The Modpodge is the protector ;)

    2. Okay great! Thank you so much Lisa :)