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…
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!
5 plain tiles from Lowe’s
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.
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!