Coasting: DIY Coasters

Coasting: DIY Coasters

The weather is warming up, the days are longer and soon it will be time to have cocktails out on the deck. I love G & T’s, margaritas and Pimm’s and Lemonade (the last one especially on hot summer days in the garden).

Scituate Nautical Map Coasters

With this in mind, I decided to make my own coasters using cork rounds.  I saw a fanatic pin on pinterest using maps for coasters.  So I started with maps, but have moved on to other images too.  Aren’t these mussels sweet?  The vintage mussel graphic is from The Graphic’s Fairy:

I’m also in love with these London themed coasters.  The vintage maps were also from The Graphic’s Fairy:

If you want to make your own coasters, here’s what you’ll need:

Cork Rounds (make sure they are thick – the ones at the craft stores aren’t thick enough, I used 1/4 inch thick)
Maps or printed images
Mod Podge
Circle Cutter (Optional)

1. Cut out whatever images you want in circles.  You can use a craft knife on a craft cutting board by tracing the cork mats or you can get a circle cutter at one of the craft stores.
2. Coat the back of the circle with Mod Podge and place on the cork round.  Make sure to press all the bubbles out.
3. Coat the sides and top with Mod Podge to seal.  Let dry.
Voila!  New coasters ready for spring and summer evenings out on the deck.
Vintage Butterfly Coaster – ready for spring

Linking to:

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Comments

  1. I love this idea! Do you know I have never used Mod podge? ! I need to buy some. I see all these cool crafts using this stuff. This may have just been my inspiration:)

  2. Your map coasters are gorgeous! They have a great beachy feel to them! Coming over from The Graphics Fairy and your newest follower. =)

    Jeanine

  3. Great idea Danielle, and I have lots of maps !

  4. These turned out so cute! Great gift idea.

  5. These are so pretty! Love them! And love mod podge!

  6. What an inspiration – these are so cool. CJ

  7. What a great idea! I love using coasters, and this sounds like such a fun project! Would make a great gift, too:)

  8. That is really an awesome idea. I have my DIY coasters before, but not like this. I’m definitely going to try it. I am your latest follower. I found you via French Country Cottage. Hope you will stop by.

  9. Great idea!

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