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I love maps y’all. Love, love, love. I decided to put some maps on coasters for my living room. These are super easy so break out your Mod Podge and follow along.
You will need Mod Podge (I actually used the outdoor version even though that is NOT what is pictured), maps, and tiles. I actually had painted some tiles with a monogram many years ago and they had seen better days. So I revamped those instead of buying new tiles. The tiles were originally from the flooring section at Lowe’s. I also added self adhesive felt
to the bottoms so they would not scratch my tables.
Trace around your coasters onto the maps and cut your maps to size.
Something I just recently learned that has ROCKED my Mod Podge world…before you begin your Mod Podge project, apply a layer of Mod Podge to the BACK of your paper and allow to dry. This has basically solved all wrinkling issues that I have had in the past with podge projects.
After that dries, add a layer of Mod Podge to the tile itself and adhere your map to it.
After that dries, apply about 3 layers of Mod Podge to the top of your coasters allowing them to fully dry between each coat. I finally got a picture with the Outdoor Mod Podge in it…sigh. I think this will hold up better since it is meant to be able to hold up to water. I allowed my coasters to cure for 48-72 hours before using.
Now a little about the maps I chose. I basically started with a map of North America.
Then I “zoomed in” a little more to the United States.
Then I “zoomed in” a little more to the state level.
Then I “zoomed in” to the county level. A little geography lesson while you are enjoying your drinks in the living room!
So there you have it! My little spin on the map coasters!