Altered Coasters – Photo Frame

Altered Coasters – Photo Frame

This free altered coaster scrapbooking project shows you how to use coasters and scrapbooking paper to create a beyond the scrapbook style project.

What you need

3 round chipboard coasters
3 pieces of coordinating pattern paper
coordinating cardstocks
coordinating ink pads
2 metal hinges with brads
metal embellishments, such as photo flips and safety pins, etc.
stamp set with sentiments (set used was Adorable from Close to My Heart)
round scalloped paper punch
1/16″ hole punch
corner rounder punch
Coluzzle Cutting system (or similar cutting system)
Coluzzle circle template
gel pen
glue stick and foam squares
3 photos


Using Coluzzle cutting system and round template (or similar system) cut two 4 ¼” circles from each of the three coordinating pattern papers for a total of six circles. Using sponge and ink pads rub ink on sides of cut circles. Using glue stick adhere circles to front and backs of each coaster.

Using Coluzzle system cut one photo into a 3 ¾” circle. Cut the second photo into a 2” circle. And cut the third photo into a 3” circle.

On cardstock stamp the word “sweet” twice with coordinating ink colors, to make a shadow and cut out, rounding the edges. Also on cardstock stamp the word “bliss” and a circle design and cut out into a 1” circle with the Coluzzle system. Cut out a 3 1/8” circle out of cardstock with the Coluzzle system. Punch a 2 ½” scalloped circle out of cardstock. Using a sponge and ink pads rub ink on sides of all cardstock pieces.

On first paper covered coaster adhere 3 ¾” round photo and cardstock piece with the word “sweet”. Punch a 1/16” hole through coaster and attach metal photo flip using brad.

On second paper covered coaster stamp the words “Always and Forever” directly onto pattern paper. Adhere 2” circle photo to punched scallop and adhere to coaster with foam squares. Using gel pen make dots around scalloped edges.

On third paper covered coaster adhere 3” round photo to 3 ¼” cardstock circle and adhere cardstock circle with the word “bliss” to photo with a metal safety pin. Mount everything to coaster using foam squares.

To assemble punch 1/16” holes through coasters on the edges and attach metal hinges with brads, linking all three coasters together.


  1. These are such fun projects to make,I have made a few, but I REALLY like this idea with the hinges,it just add’s that special touch. I always sand eachside tho after I attach the paper, this reassures no lifting and melds it into the coaster 🙂

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