So, I set out on a mission to find a great map to use for the project. It took me awhile, but I finally found the perfect map at Cavallini & Co. (not a sponsored post, I literally looked high and low for an inexpensive map to use). Price tag $4.95.
I laid out the dollar store coasters I had and traced with a pencil.
Cut out carefully and erase pencil marks
I then used modge podge to adhere the paper to the coasters using one coat in between the paper and the cork and one coat on top of the paper to make it completely saturated
I let them dry for a bit, maybe 10 minutes and then added a second coat. The Modge Podge dries clear, but you will notice it looks a little milky when wet…not to worry! The coaster on the left is dry after two coats, the one on the right is freshly painted.
Takeaways from this project
1. Saturate the paper, completely wet
2. Turn coasters over and trim any excess you can see from the underside
3. The second coat should come down onto the sides of the coasters for a tight seal
4. Modge Podge is not good for the manicure
I want to try these on tiles, I think they would feel much more expensive. I would use cork on the undersides of the tiles too.
Coasters are a MUST on chalk paint/waxed furniture!
I hope Kim D loves her set as much as I love mine! I love that you could essentially make these using ANY paper. So fun!