I went to AC Moore and found a 4 pack of cork tiles. They came in 6" x 6 " squares. I knew that was too big for a coaster, but since I don't know what a normal size coaster is I decide to make mine 4" x 4" squares.
|This is the package for the 6" x 6" cork tiles.|
|These are the tiles taken out of the package prior to cutting them down to 4" x 4".|
Once, they were cut, I used my paper cutter (it's a Fiskars scrap booking one) to measure and cut my pictures down to 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" squares.
|This picture shows the cork cut to 4x4 and the pictures cut to 3 1/2x3 1/2. I was checking to see how they looked.|
Next, I used my laminating machine to laminate each of the pictures. You can use the laminating stuff that is sticky on both sides. (I only used a machine because it was given to me.) Make sure that there is laminate on all sides of your pictures. Then, you want to trim the laminate to the size of the cork. Then, using super glue (I used Loctite Super Glue) attach the laminated pictures to the cork. I put the glue on the back of the pictures in stripes along the middle and then on the 4 corners of the cork before attaching. This way, I didn't have to worry about the glue running off the pictures.
|(This picture refused to load correctly!) This shows the laminated pictures attached to the cork base.|
|This shows the coaster from the side.|