Maps & Mod Podge

This is a quick and easy project for anyone looking for some personalized coasters. I bought this pack of 6 coasters at Goodwill for $1.00 (50% off day, of course!). Even though the colours actually went well with my family room I wasn't really into the leaping antelopes.

I whipped out the Mod Podge and my atlas that I also bought at Goodwill for $2. I ALWAYS see atlases at thrift stores for anyone looking to do something similar.

After the mod podge dried, I applied a couple coats of polycrylic to the tops for extra protection.

I used pages of Canada for my project but I think this would be a great project to do with special places you've visited.

I bought a magnet set at Anthropologie that is very similar to these. Which one do you think I spent more money on?

Linking with:
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  1. home, home on the range, where the deer and the antelope play.... no longer. so sad for the antelopes. i LOVE the new look of the coasters! they are so cool! my husband would like those and i have a set of coasters i am sick of.... great idea!

  2. Awesome! I am going to have to try this!! Thanks!

  3. Love it..and love your "Far Fifty" explanation. I thought is was a nickname for Canada that the locals used. Interesting posts!! :)

  4. Those look professional! How in the world did you get the corners to round so perfectly??? Mine would of had some miss cuts for sure!

  5. Love the coasters! The transformation made a big difference, but I'm biased because leaping antelopes really aren't my style either - haha!

  6. What a great idea. I'll have to try this out with some old stained fruit coasters I have from years ago.

  7. Great project, I've done this as well with the small white tiles you buy for .30 at Home Depot. I spray adhere cork board to the back them mod podge pretty paper on. Yours sounds easier though!


  8. Those look great! I've got some vintage graphics I'm dying to put on something...anything!