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Project

Map Coasters

Don't stash away or discard maps from your favorite vacation spots. Use them to make these handy coasters and you'll be reminded of that special destination every time you reach for one. 

Introduction

Create a set for yourself and another for your travel companions as an artful memento of your trip.

Materials

  • Maps
  • Cutting mat
  • Round cork coasters, in Natural
  • Craft knife
  • Foam paintbrush
  • Glue sealant

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Place map on a cutting mat, printed side down, then place cork coaster on top.

  2. Step 2

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    Cut out circles from map by tracing coaster with craft knife.

  3. Step 3

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    Use brush to apply glue sealant to one side of coaster, covering completely. Adhere back of map circle to coaster, smoothing to remove bubbles.

  4. Step 4

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    Brush top and sides of coaster with a thin layer of glue sealant, and let dry. Repeat to make a set.

Reviews (4)

  • 6 Feb, 2013

    National Geographic Magazines...not only do they have maps, but perhaps other subjects as well~

  • 23 Jan, 2013

    great idea for the maps I have tons form traveling would be cute to all the places you have traveled....

  • 23 Sep, 2012

    Instead of maps for coasters....could you use any kind of paper or picture and just put the modge podge over it?

  • 20 Aug, 2012

    Why can't I save this craft in my collections?