DIY Theme Park Map Coasters
A while back, I posted about our experience making Disney Park Map Magnets. We had so much fun making them that we wanted to see if we could find a similar project. We like making crafts that we can use and still remind us of our trips or vacation. Recently, we took a trip to Hersheypark. We had a great time, so we brought a few extra maps home with us to use in craft making. We decided to make DIY Theme Park Map Coasters!
We didn’t need a lot of supplies, but I did have a hard time finding the cork coasters locally. I did find them on Amazon, though, at a good price.
- Cork Coasters
- Foam Brush
- Mod Podge
- Clear Acrylic Sealer
We started by picking out the parts of the map that we wanted on the coasters. Each of us had a map to work with. We traced the coasters on the map and then cut out the circles. We then trimmed the circles down a little, so the map was not larger than the coasters.
At this point, we were ready to use the Mod Podge to glue the map to the coaster. I poured Mod Podge into paper bowls, so each of us had our own bowl close by.
We covered the top of the coasters with Mod Podge and centered the map circle on top. Then, we painted the Mod Podge on top all the way out to the edges of the coasters. Then, it was time to wait for the Mod Podge to dry. Cue Disney movie…
We put three layers of Mod Podge on top, allowing each layer to dry before painting on the next. At the end, I took them outside to spray them with the Clear Acrylic Sealer. I felt the Mod Podge was just a little “tacky”, but the Clear Acrylic Sealer made it smoother.
Here’s our first batch finished. We can’t wait to try them out! Obviously, these can be made with park maps from any theme park, and you could even use regular maps from your trip planning. What theme park maps would you use to make your map coasters?