Saturday, August 6, 2011

Map Coaster Set

Hey all! I saw an idea similar to these on Pinterest (for real - check it out) and just had to make them for my fiance! He has some vintage maps in his living room, and I thought it would be cute to make coasters with map areas that are significant to us.

Materials needed for this project:
Maps from anywhere!
Bathroom Tiles (4x4 - 36 cents from Lowe's)
ModPodge in Matte, ModPodge Spray Acrylic, Fabric glue
Foam Brush
Brown felt
Cricut Carts - Cricut Classic Font (square).

First you need to cut out each of the map squares - I left a little edge of tile around because I liked it. Apply the ModPodge to the tiles with a foam brush and apply a map square to each.  Let the ModPodge underneath dry and then apply a layer over it.  Once it has all dried (in a few hours) spray the ModPodge Acrylic Sealer on (I did 2 coats) and let those dry completely.

Once the maps have all dried - flip them over and apply the brown felt to the back.  I just used scissors to cut 4x4 squares and applied them with fabric glue.  Let them dry completely and then get excited to use them!

Each of these coasters means something to us - Pacific Palisades is where my fiance grew up - it is just outside Los Angeles - and we took our engagement photos here.

Paris, France is where we got engaged last year - amazingly the little area outside Paris that we got engaged is actually on this map - Vaux le Vicomte!

Austin is where my fiance's parents live now and where we are hoping to settle down after out wedding - we spend quite a bit of time here!

Waco, Texas is where my fiance and I met - at Baylor University - so it means a lot to us!

I put a brown bow on the stack of them to give the set of coasters to him! What do you think?


1 comment:

  1. Carla, this is the coolest thing ever. I am pinning yours on my pinterst board!! (and I am going to pretend I am not jealous that you were engaged in Paris)