When the weather heats up, furniture gets ruined. Never on purpose, of course, but it happens much too often! We drink more beverages filled to the brim with ice and chilled juices which makes cups and glasses sweat, leaving rings and water damage on coffee tables and counters. Trying to protect our surfaces can get tricky when you have a lot of guests over, but if you can get them to use coasters, your furniture will stay safe!
Here are two super simple DIY coasters that will look good and keep those drinks from ruining your tables!
Cut out the rough shape of a circle in a piece of foam. This will keep your coaster from slipping on the table. (It doesn’t have to be perfect!)Use a bit of hot glue to get the coil started.Add hot glue and wrap the rope around itself, keeping it pressed tightly together until the glue dries (about 15 seconds).Cut off the excess blue from the bottom, and you’re ready to go! These absorb liquid and are easy to make!Want something a little more complicated? Use some old scrabble letters to create unique coasters!
Glue the pieces down onto corkboard using E-6000 glue (or hot glue, if you want). Place the letters to make four or five letter words for a unique spin on a boring old coaster!
Cut off any excess cork with scissors or an X-acto knife.Seal the letters in place with a Clear Polyurethane spray and let it all dry overnight! Beautiful!These are simple, cute, and best of all, they will keep your surfaces free of that pesky water! Plus, they are just so fun to make!
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