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March Madness Basketball Coasters

These coasters are the perfect touch to add to your March Madness party and so easy to make!

march madness basketball coaster tutorial materials

Photography: Taylor Grayson Photo

Source: Martha Stewart

Introduction

This idea comes from our friend Ashley Lloyd of Let's Mingle. These basketball-themed drink coasters served drinks and snacks as part of her March Madness party.

materials

  • Basketball scrapbook paper
  • Cork circles
  • Mod podge
  • Foam brush
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Small paintbrush
  • Black craft paint
  • Clear sealant

steps

  1. If you are using a cork sheet or square pieces of cork, begin by cutting your cork into circles, large enough to fit glasses comfortably. (Tip: You can find cork coasters that are already in a circle shape at your local craft or home stores!)

    march madness basketball coaster tutorial step 1
  2. Using your cork circle as your guide, trace circles onto your scrapbook paper.

    march madness basketball coaster tutorial step 2
  3. Cut the circles out of your scrapbook paper and make sure that they fit onto your cork pieces well. If not, cut any excess cork or paper, using scissors, to ensure that the two pieces match up and it’s a good fit.

    march madness basketball coaster tutorial step 3
  4. Using your foam brush, begin adding a generous amount of mod podge onto the top of your cork circle. Once covered, add your scrapbook paper circle into the top of your cork. Smooth the scrapbook paper using your fingers, to make sure there are no creases or air bubbles.

    march madness basketball coaster tutorial step 4
  5. Add another layer of mod podge over the top of the scrapbook paper layer that you just smoothed onto your cork bottom; allow to dry completely.

    march madness basketball coaster tutorial step 5
  6. Once the mod podge is dry, paint the side edges of the cork using a small paintbrush and black craft paint; allow the paint to dry completely.

    march madness basketball coaster tutorial step 6
  7. In a well-ventilated area, spray the coasters with a coat of clear sealant and allow to dry completely before use.

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