Easy. Super cheap. Very cute.
But, best of all...this little project
brought back great memories,
and made for precious conversation.
Step 1: Compile some of your favorite family photos on a Word document.
Step 2: Print the document. I chose to print in grayscale for a more neutral look.
Step 3: Cut your document into individual pictures.
Step 4: Find "coasters". I found these ($0.75/ea) at Walmart. They're actually to put below a very small potted plant (found in outdoor/garden section).
Step 5: Mix a small amount of brown paint with Mod Podge. Paint surface of coaster. Your little one can help with this, but warning...it will be sticky!
Step 6: Kiddo can help apply pictures to sticky coaster. My little guy and I had fun talking about them as we applied them ("Remember when Daddy caught this big fish?" or "Look, honey, there's Smokey as a little puppy!").
Step 7: Apply a thin layer of the brown-mixed Mod Podge to the top of each decorated coaster.
Step 8: Let the Mod Podge dry. Repeat another layer if corners are sticking up.
Step 9: Turn coasters over and cut off stray ends (I used an X-ACTO Knife).
Step 10: Display! Your little one is going to be so proud when his/her artwork is the topic of conversation. Apparently memory coasters get everyone talking! :)