Map Coasters

I LOVE maps!!
I have a map painted in my entry!
I also use maps to wrap gifts and decoupage old frames.....
and here's another use for old maps....Coasters!
I used this technique years ago with photos of my kids and their art work.
This is so fun and easy!!

Here is what you need:
 Map, Coasters, Scissors and Glue or Mod Podge.
This is so simple....
I used 4 coasters...actually they are plant mats that I wasn't using and were sitting in my junk drawer.
I always pick up old maps at the thrift store to use as gift wrapping...
I got a box full for $2!
Trace a circle on your map and cut out with scissors or a craft knife.
Put a thin layer of Mod Podge on back of map circle. Smooth out any air bubbles. Then paint a few layers of Mod Podge over top...this provides a hard coating...I used glossy Mod Podge...but Matte would work well too. 
Aren't they Pretty!!
 
Enjoy!! 
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26 comments:

Heather Mullin said...

Super cute!

...with ♥, Amber said...

this is a great idea!

Carol said...

What a fantastic idea! I love that!!!

Melissa said...

You are so creative. I love this idea, and what a great way to recycle and reuse old maps.

Sarah said...

so THAT'S what I can do with all my old maps...
Thanks for the ideas!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

These are great! I love them for a gift.
www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

Michelle said...

Way cute! This would be a fun thing to do for my kids with places we've been on vacation. Thanks for linking up at DIY Thrifty Thursday @ www.thrifty101.blogspot.com! :)

Ashley said...

aww so cute! I bet you have you eye out for maps every place you go huh?! I also love your water with strawberries!! I must try that!!

Michelle L. said...

Fab! and great pictures! As a Seattle girl born and bred, I appreciate your choice of map...

Christina said...

ooooh they ARE fun! And so simple!

Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

At The Picket Fence said...

No way! I was just looking at some maps today and thinking about using them to decorate my son's room. Now I have another way to use them! These are so cute and fun and I was thinking about how they would make great gifts too. Thank you so much for linking up to Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

Mary@redo101.blogspot.com said...

I'm a map fanatic and love this idea - thanks for sharing!

Megan @ Cut the Craft! said...

These are adorable! :)

Megan
www.CuttheCraft.com

Tru@TRU TALES FEATS said...

Visiting from 504 Main. Those are cute. Maps seem to be the in thing now.

Lisa's Creative Home said...

VERY cute idea! I have a few old maps around here and have thought about using them for a few projects. I like this idea:0

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Those are super cute! Fabulous idea! Thanks for linking up!

Natalie said...

Super cute and So easy! Will definitely be trying this!

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Natalia Lynn said...

Wow, I love it! My little one who gets into everything likes to 'play' with our glass coasters, so it is time for something more durable. And we travel a ton, so this is perfect!

Jill said...

These coasters are fantastic! I love maps too - and might just make a set of these!

I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
http://jembellish.blogspot.com/
Have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Mel the Crafty Scientist said...

This is SO cute - I love all the map projects happening and this is one I could hopefully actually make! Thanks for sharing!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow these look awesome!! Really they are just adorable. I am now on the lookout for maps at our thrift stores!

Jodi Lebrun said...

These would be perfect for my photos! Great tutorial..following you now from GYCO. I'm at, if you'd like:

http://livinglifephotographically.blogspot.com/2011/03/celebratin-spring-5-days-of-giveaways.html

Chiara said...

I am loving this! My husband and I love to travel (before kids), and it would be fun to make some of these for Father's Day (from maps of places we have visited in the past).
I shared this post on my Friday Favorites today. Feel free to get a Featured Button if you would like.
Have a great weekend!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Lovely blog, hope to see you at My Dream Canvas!

Sparkling said...

Wow, it's so funny that you linked this to made by you monday because I just mapped a stool for my classroom and posted it!! I've just discovered Mod Podge and now there's no stopping me!!

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