So you just got home from Walt Disney World or Disneyland, you’re unpacking, and you realize that multiple Disney Park Maps have made it home with you – now if you’re like me and you can’t bear to part with anything Disney (even if it’s a folded up, stained Magic Kingdom map), then might I suggest you ‘upcycle’ them into something totally awesome you can use every day in your home?
These Disney Park Coasters are easy and cheap to make, and not to mention every time you rest a drink on one you are reminded of just how magical WDW is!
Ok. So let’s get crafting!
- Plain ceramic tiles (I bought these white ones at Home Depot for 13 cents apiece)
- Felt furniture pads (likewise, these came from Home Depot, $4 will get you 150 of them)
- Mod Podge decoupage glue
- Small Paintbrush
- Disney Park Maps! (For this I used one of each for a set of four coasters)
How To Do It:
- Cut the maps to slightly smaller than the front side of the ceramic tile
Spread a very thin layer of the decoupage glue on the back of the map, and carefully press to the front of the tile (go little by little when putting it on to avoid wrinkles/air bubbles)
Once the map is positioned correctly on the front of the tile, coat the front and sides of the tile/map with another thin layer of the decoupage glue
Repeat the process for all 4 tiles and let dry overnight
Repeat step 3 the next day, and for the next few days to build up a nice thick protective Mod Podge layer on the coasters (personally I did a good 5-7 coats on each one, and I also coated the bottom of each one a few times too)
- Once you have your desired number of decoupage glue layers, you can adhere the felt pads to each corner of the back of the coasters (the ones I bought were self-adhesive, as were most of the ones at Home Depot)
And then voila! The beautiful finished product! One for each Park
The perfect place to set my morning coffee! I ended up making two sets of the coasters– one for my dad for his birthday (which he LOVED and they now sit proudly on his bar!), and one for my house too – initially I wasn’t sure how the mod podge would adhere to the shiny surface of the tile, so I spray painted one set with matte black paint. Turns out, the mod podge stuck fine to both, so I kept the black and gave the plain white to my dad
Try this easy Disney DIY project at home, and stay tuned here on Chip and Co for more crafts, recipes, and everything DISNEY!
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