One of my favorite blogs, Young House Love, recently had a Pinterest Challenge to inspire us all to stop pinning and start doing!
I had been planning to make a special little something for my friend Megan’s wedding and had a few things pinned with her in mind. A quick look through my will-never-complete-every-project pinboards led me to this page from All Things Homie, but I found the original page from Lee La La to be more helpful. I didn’t take step-by-step pictures, but I’ll outline the basics and encourage you to refer back to the original links!
- 4″ x 4″ tumbled marble tiles from the Home Depot backsplash aisle. I think they came in a 10 pack.
- White tissue paper, computer paper, tape, scissors and printer (had on hand)
- Mod Podge
- Foam Brush
- Acrylic Spray
- Adhesive Felt Pads
I first copied and pasted my photos into microsoft word, two 4″ square photos to a page. After several failed attempts, I found the only way to print my photos onto the tissue paper was to place a regular piece of computer paper on the tissue paper and cut around the tissue paper making it about 1.5 inches wider on each side. Then fold the tissue paper around the computer paper and tape it to the back of the computer paper with long strips of tape. Then print off your photos onto the tissue-covered computer paper (praying it doesn’t rip or jam your printer!)
I liked the look of torn edges for my photos, but you can also cut them. Apply a thin layer of mod podge to a tile and carefully place the tissue photo onto it. Starting in the center, smooth the tissue photo onto the tile. I found using circular motions starting in the center and working outwards was helpful. There will be wrinkles to smooth out. Let dry, apply a coat of mod podge over the photo. Let dry and apply 2 more coats of pod podge, letting them dry in between.
Once dry, apply 2-3 coats of acrylic spray, letting the tiles dry between coats. After 3 coats to the top of the tiles, I flipped them over and added a coat to the bottom. When dry, I attached the felt pads to the bottoms so they won’t scratch anything. I was so happy with how they turned out and I hope they hold up well!
I used some of Megan & Andrew’s engagement photos that were on facebook as well as their super cute wedding invite, which I scanned onto my computer. I stole my sister-in-law’s wedding gift idea (thanks Linds!) and went with a wine theme: bottle opener from the registry, glasses, the coasters, and this awesome wine I found…
The wedding was beautiful and even though we had Gigi along, we enjoyed a super fun reception! But back to the Pinterest Challenge…I did it! I’d love to hear about your pinterest ideas put into action too!
Motivation & creativity,
P.S. I graduated yesterday! It feels surreal and although I will continue to travel along this long road of learning, I have travelled far enough to earn the title Dr. and put a few letters behind my name (M.D.) I am very thankful to my family and friends, but I am most thankful for these two…
It’s not easy to be the husband of a medical student, but Kyle is amazing! And not every baby would let you operate at 39 weeks pregnant, but Gigi is not every baby! She must take after her dad:)