DIY: Coasters

A few years ago, I visited Scotland on a regular basis for work and pleasure. While there, I purchased many fun items that are essentials in my wardrobe or room decor. However, I also purchased many silly items that now need an update or they would certainly end up in my Goodwill bags…like this set of Scottish flag coasters.

These aren’t exactly extra special coasters, but I do use them regularly throughout my room for traditional functions like drinks and slightly less traditional like under small potted plants. So I headed to the craft store and stumbled across sheets of solid and patterned duct tape. Not only is there an adhesive component included, but it won’t easily be ruined by water marks. Plus, it’s quite cheap ($1.99 per sheet).

Note: I started with only the patterned sheet, but after a trial run, I realized I needed the solid white under the pattern as a base since the flag was visible through only 1 layer of duct tape.

The rest, my dears, is all quite simple. Take your coaster and trace around it on the back of your duct tape sheet. They even have a handy grid for use, if you like.

Cut, peel, and stick! And voila – a new set of coasters!

ps. You can easily peel away the duct tape if you ever get tired of the pattern and want try out a new one!

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2 Comments»

  Colleen wrote @

These are ADORABLE! I should try to make things more frequently– just because it’s always fun to have a story about the items in your house. i.e., “I love your coasters, Maggie!” “Gee thanks Colleen, I made them.”

  zigzagmags wrote @

haha thanks! i’d say most items in our apartment have a random story attached to it. this is probably the most normal 🙂


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