Today I’m going all simple dee simple do da da on you.  This is one project that anyone can do for very little money and it will make you feel awesome when your guests put down their drinks on one of a kind coasters!

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4″ x 4″ Tiles

Your Image

Mod Podge & Foam Brush

Felt Pieces

This process is so simple I forgot to take pictures (oops!)  First, head out to your local Habitat for Humanity ReStore for your coasters tiles.  I was super lucky when I found 4 bundled with felt circles already secured to the bottom.  Looks like someone had the same idea. 🙂

You can use any image you want for your coasters.  Maybe pics of family, or favorite sports teams, or just use maps of places you’ve been.

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I Googled images of places I’ve lived/visited.  My 4 coasters are maps of Chicago, Kenya, Seattle, and D.C.

I cut out a 4″ x 4″ square out of each map and brushed Mod Podge on the back of the image and let it dry.  If you skip this step your image will wrinkle when you try to put it onto the coaster.  I then brushed a layer of Mod Podge on the coaster and stuck the image on top.  Once it was dry, I Mod Podged several more coats on top of the image and allowed for dry time between coats.  I sanded the image all the way around to give it a worn look and just used some Martha Stewart Coffee glaze on the edges to age it.

So that’s it!  If you don’t have a Habitat for Humanity ReStore in your area just check out Home Depot or Lowes.  And if you don’t get lucky like I did by having the felt already glued to the bottom you can buy felt self-adhesive circles from Home Depot as well.  These are mainly used under the legs of furniture to avoid scratching wood floors.  You could also just buy a few sheets of craft felt at Michaels and hot glue it to the bottom.

DIY Map Coasters

So what do you think?  What would you put on your coasters?



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