Crafting with HP Photosmart Printer {&GIVEAWAY}

My children love arts and crafts. With the amount of rainy days we’ve been having, there’s nothing like passing the time than with a little indoor crafts. I recently attended an HP event at the lovely Dwell Studio flagship store in SoHo and wanted to share this awesome craft you can do at home with your kids that makes a great homemade gift or even keepsake for yourself.

Personalized Photo Coasters:

Supplies:

  • 4 inch tiles
  • Mod Podge Glossy
  • HP color printer and Original HP Ink and supplies
  • White paint and a small paint brush
  • Ruler and scissors
  • A sheet of felt or fun foam
  • Polyurethane and an applicator (or spray polyurethane)
  • Glue gun or Gorilla Glue

Step 1: Paint the edges of your tiles white

Most white tiles come with a tan edge. You can leave them tan or paint them white to give it a more finished look.

Step 2: Attach the Backing

To keep the tiles from scratching furniture, use a glue gun or Gorilla Glue (or any other heavy duty glue) to apply foam or felt to the back of the coaters. Cut the foam/felt to fit the bottom and use a decent amount of heavy duty glue to attach to the coaster.

Step 3: Choose and Print Your Photos

You will need a 4×4 photo for each coaster. Use your printer to print the photos onto HP 4×6 or 5×7 photo paper and cut it to size.

Step 4: Glue your Photos

Spread a thin, even layer of Mod Podge on the top of your tile. Place your 4×4 image on top of the tile in the center. Make sure to smooth out the photo so that it sticks to the tile! Add a second, thin layer of Mod Podge on top of the photo and smooth it from the center to the edges. Let the Mod Podge dry.

Step 5: Apply your Polyurethane Top Coat

Spray Polyurethane works like a charm and will protect your coasters from moisture! Spray a thin layer on the top and sides of the coasters. You can do as many layers as you want, but make sure the Polyurethane has time to dry between coats. (Note: it’s best to use the spray polyurethane outside of the house if you can)

Step 6: Let Coasters Dry

Once you’ve finished putting your coasters together, let them dry overnight. These make great gifts for birthdays, Father’s Day, and anything in between.

Get HP’s premier home printing experience for superb versatility and photo quality. Print, copy, scan to e-mail, fax, and access web content with the color touchscreen. My favorite feature is the HP ePrint where you can print from your smartphone or tablet from virtually anywhere. The HP Photosmart 7520 e-All-in-One printer delivers high-quality documents and lab-quality, fade-resistant photos using five individual inks. It also has a large, vibrant touchscreen enabled with popular print apps, such as Crayola and Scholastic, for printing web content without connecting to a PC. The HP 7520 prints lab-quality photos and everyday documents at home, plus scanning, copying, faxing, accessing the Web, and printing on the go.

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35 thoughts on “Crafting with HP Photosmart Printer {&GIVEAWAY}”

  1. We love to go to Color me Mine and make lots of pottery and yes with all this rain we’ve been there a lot lately. It would be fun to win this printer to make crafts at home.

  2. We love to body paint (outdoors) poor paint on a large paper, and let them paint with there body’s (in a swim suit or undies) we also love to play with corn starch & water

  3. This craft is great! I love mod podging with my kids bc it is non toxic and creates pretty permanent results. Great giveaway and this printer sounds awesome!

  4. This is an awesome project…we’ll have to try it! Lately my pre-teen and I have loved making our own bathbombs, bodyscrubs, and lip glosses…are those crafts? We also love to sew! Thanks for the awesome giveaway…..and I know what we’re making for Christmas now 🙂

    1. Hi Amy. Congratulations you are our winner for the HP Photosmart printer. Kindly send me your information as we contacted you several times. Unfortunately if we do not hear from you by July 3rd, we will have to pick another winner.

  5. Favorite craft with the kids is making scrapbooks…there are hardly any pictures of me when I was little…..this will NOT be a problem for my kids

  6. I love to create paper crafts with my boys. We often make paper boats and seek out various ponds in central park or playground water features to float them at. That, and i’m constantly photographing them, so we make photo art too. I would be elated to win this printer, since mine just broke!!

  7. I like making ornaments for the christmas tree with my children. Each year they paint some ornaments, we bake some and they cut out snowflakes

  8. I love to buy blank canvas and paints that they pick out and let them design anything they want and then hang it in the house. their original art work is fabulous

  9. My granddaughter likes to draw and paint just like her mommy so we’ve bought her art supplies and when she visits, we sit with her and paint pictures. Some on canvas and others just on paper plates. She loves it and her enthusiasm brings out the artist in both my hubby and I as well 🙂

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  10. I love coloring with my boys and drawin pictures- this would be great to scan their pics to our computer instead of taking pictures of it from my phone

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