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How to Make Coasters

Adding spice to your everyday routine will make you feel better. Small details like coasters can turn your coffee experience up to a higher level. To help you achieve this, 5-Minute Crafts has highlighted the best ways you can make reusable coasters at home.

1. Wooden coasters

Materials that you will need:

  • plywood
  • white marker
  • washi tape

Step 1: Place one cup to see the correct dimension for the coaster. You can either ask for a professional to help or buy the plywood at the store.

Step 2: Put washi tape over the square to create shapes.

Step 3: Color the coaster with a white marker.

Step 4: Once it’s dry, remove the tape and the coaster is ready.

2. Burlap ribbon coasters

Materials that you will need:

  • old coaster
  • double-sided tape
  • scissors
  • burlap ribbon

Step 1: Take an old coaster and start adding double-sided tape to it.

Step 2: Flip the coaster over and cut the excess tape.

Step 3: Remove the protective layer from the tape.

Step 4: Glue the burlap ribbon to the coaster and cut the extra ribbon.

3. Bottle cap coaster

Materials that you will need:

  • plastic bottle caps
  • wax paper
  • iron

Step 1: Put two plastic bottle caps on wax paper.

Step 2: Form a flower shape with other plastic bottle caps.

Step 3: Use a wax paper sheet to cover the caps, and gently start ironing them.

Step 4: Once they are melted, remove the wax paper from the caps.

Step 5: The coaster is ready!

4. With rope

Materials that you will need:

  • rope or string
  • old coaster
  • hot glue

Step 1: Measure the center of the old coaster.

Step 2: Apply white glue at the center and glue the rope.

Step 3: Start looping the rope around the center. Make sure to pull it tight as you go and use hot glue to secure it in place.

Step 4: Stop winding when you reach the edges of the coaster and cut the rope at an angle to create a pointed tip.

Step 5: Glue the pointed tip to the rope to finish the coaster.

Step 6: Wait for the glue to harden and the coaster is done.

5. Map coasters

Materials that you will need:

  • cardboard
  • old map
  • white glue

Step 1: Trace the coaster to the part of the map you want to use.

Step 2: Cut the map following the trace.

Step 3: Apply a thin layer of white glue to the back of the map and allow it to dry.

Step 4: Add a layer of white glue to the coaster itself and place your map on it.

Step 5: After it dries, apply two more layers of white glue, covering the top of the coaster. Make sure that the coat is dry before applying one more.

Step 6: Once it dries, it’s ready!

6. Coasters with craft sticks

Materials that you will need:

  • craft sticks
  • hot glue
  • washi tape

Step 1: Put hot glue near one end of the craft stick.

Step 2: Glue another stick diagonally to create the letter “V.”

Step 3: Continue to glue sticks along with the first glued sticks.

Step 4: Glue as many sticks as you want to.

Step 5: Once you are done flip over the coaster and glue on one more craft stick lengthwise.

Step 6: Add colorful tapes to it. Chose any pattern you like.

Step 7: Press the excess edges and glue them to the back of the coaster.

Step 8:The coaster is ready!

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