Does anyone else think that a lot beer coasters recently are quite aesthetically pleasing? Perhaps it is because I am a sucker for fonts and images, but I have a pile of coasters sitting in my craft closet waiting to become something.
Recently, Carrie my forever friend (remember her ultimate patience from this post? ) gifted me with the motherload of coasters. Immediately upon receiving the box of coasters, another friend of ours, Megan, and I began rifling through the box and pulling out cute, funny, beautiful, and nostalgic coasters (Milwaukee’s Best, anyone?). Among the piles, Megan and I both agreed that the New Belgium Brewing Company coasters were quite pleasing to the eye.
Because there were six different coasters, Megan decided she wanted to have two framed pieces of beer coasters or if you’re fancy, “Beer Coaster Art.” I was happy to help.
In all honesty, Megan could have done this herself, but she is kind and sweet and flattering, so she insisted that she simply could not do it. I smiled, took the compliment, and whipped up some decor for her walls.
Here’s what I used:
- Burlap from BurlapFabric.com
- Jute Webbing for BurlapFabric.com
- Hot Glue
- Two frames
Here’s what I did (although, it’s pretty clear what I did (: )
- – Cut a piece of burlap to fit the mdf board that came with the frame.
- Glue the burlap to the board.
- Cut and glue a piece of jute webbing to run down the center of the frame
- Center and glue the coasters to the burlap (I tried to eyeball the correct spacing. If you are a little more planned, then you should probably use a ruler, and do some math, and stuff ).
- Clean the glass to the frame
- Frame it.
Megan claimed to like it. What do you think? What cool stuff have you done to your beer coasters? My friend Nicole has a cool idea cooking for some collected coasters, and I cannot wait to see it (and hopefully share her craftiness).