Beer Box Coasters

Posted on Feb 15, 2013 in Crafty, DIY | 2 comments

Beer Box Coasters

I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for present ideas for the men in my life. DIY or store bought, it seems like it is always easier to come up with presents for girls. Why is that? Is it because I am one?? Well, probably…

 

Anyway, when I initially saw this tutorial for mod podge tile coasters online, I thought hmm, that’s interesting, and filed it away for later. Then I saw this: beer box coasters. Eureka! Man gift.

 

So there are a lot of great tutorials out there on how to make these. But in case you’re curious, this is how I went about things. Feel free to mix and match alcohol types (for this guy I threw in a whiskey coaster) or experiment using different materials like scrapbook paper, wall paper, or wrapping paper. Have fun!

 

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Materials:

5 plain tiles from Lowe’s

Mod Podge

Foam Brush

Polyurethane Spray Sealant

5 squares cut from beer or other alcohol boxes

 

To start I traced a tile over the area I wanted to use from each box. Using an X-acto knife, I cut out the squares. From there, I used my scrapbooking slide cutter (feel free to use the X-acto knife or scissors) to trim each square down so that it was slightly smaller than the surface of the tiles to eliminate any overhang.

 

Using the foam brush, I applied mod podge to the back of the cardboard squares and adhered themto the tiles, pressing down firmly then rubbing to remove any air bubbles. I stacked some heavy objects on the tiles to weigh them down and let them dry for about two hours.

 

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Next, I applied mod modge to the surface of the cardboard running my brush in all four directions with each coat for even coverage. I applied a total of four or five coats allowing twenty minutes to dry in between.

 

To finish it off, I sprayed a layer of polyurethane sealant to give the coasters an extra layer of water protection. Still waiting for the verdict from the recipient, but here’s to hoping he loved them!

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. 2-20-2013

    Omg! I love these! My guy will love this. I have seen other types of DIY coasters but this is brilliant! Such a creative and smart idea! Keep crafting girl!!!

  2. 10-30-2013

    Made coasters for my significant others birthday, awesome idea, super easy, cheap and fun to. They came out nice so i decided to make me some too. Thank you.

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