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DIY: Map Coasters

I've shown you a map lamp, so now's the time to match up that luminary with something for your tabletop: coasters, to be exact.


What You'll Need

  • Coasters
  • Map or other decorative paper
  • File folder or cardboard for template
  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam brush

To find out how to make them,

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Here's how, from The San Francisco Chronicle:

  • Turn coaster upside down on file folder and trace. Cut out template.
  • Trace template onto decorative paper and cut out.
  • Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to coaster and back of paper. Adhere paper to coaster and press out bubbles, starting at the center and working outward.
  • Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to top of papered coaster. Let dry.
  • Serve your new coasters with your favorite drink!

Source: Etsy user MeowKapowShop

Norma14774656 Norma14774656 4 years
The Family Dollar Store or Family Dollar Tree sells coasters for $1.00. If you don't happen to have coasters laying around. This project looks fun and amazing.
tweet-hotpants tweet-hotpants 8 years
tsukata - GREAT idea!
TsuKata TsuKata 8 years
You can also do this same thing with old or promotional mousepads (which make great coasters, IMO...very absorbent!). Cut them into drink-sized circles or squares and mod podge decorative paper as desired. :)
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
love these!
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