If you’ve been around here for long you may have gathered that we have a thing for maps…and from what I can see they are popping up all over the home decor universe so I’m embracing it! I was cleaning out a drawer not too long ago and found some old maps from when my husband and I lived in Italy and thought they’d make perfect little coasters so I DIY’ed a few up. Super fast, super easy, and best of all-FREE since I had everything on hand!
Maps, chipboard coasters, Mod Podge…check!
I traced the coasters (which I bought literally 3 years ago for a craft project) onto the maps trying to line them up to get the “cool” spots. You can guess what comes next in this crazy complicated tutorial, yes, I cut them out. Fancy.
I brushed on one coat of Mod Podge directly to the coaster then smoothed on the map cutout. I then brushed another coat of Mod Podge on top. I waited fifteen minutes and did a second coat. I am a Mod Podge newbie (don’t forget about my Photo Canvas Fail) so I think this is how I was supposed to do this. Nevertheless-it worked which is always a good thing! They seem functional so far as well…I tried them out and didn’t have a problem with them getting wet. I debated sealing them but I’m going to see how they hold up first.
Are you hopping on the map trend? If you are check out my Vintage Map Desk and Wooden Wall Map! Or if you’re in the mood for coaster but maps aren’t your style you can always DIY your own Ceramic tile coasters!