Cast of characters
This fun craft is inexpensive, easy-to-make, and a great way to showcase your favourite cottage regions.
What you'll need: A map, scissors or utility knife, tiles, Mod Podge and acrylic sealer (available at your local arts and crafts store), felt pads, and a paint brush.
Step 1: Stencil out your region
Find your region on the map and place the tile on top of it, using it as a stencil. Draw around the tile, marking where to cut.
Step 2: Cut out your region
Using scissors or a utility knife, cut your region out of the map.
Step 3: Apply Mod Podge
Once your region is ready to be placed on the tile, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the tile's surface.
Step 4: Apply the map
Carefully place your map cut-out onto the tile, firmly and evenly pressing it down to avoid any bubbles.
Step 5: Let dry
Before moving on to the final steps, be sure to let the first coat of Mod Podge dry.
Step 6: Add a top coat
Add a coat of Mod Podge over the paper, let dry and repeat. Not only will it help keep the map in place, but it will also add a nice gloss to the coaster.
Step 7: Add rubber feet
Once the top coat of Mod Podge is dry, add four rubber feet (one in each corner) to the bottom of the coaster, which will prevent it from scraping the top of your furniture.
Step 8: Waterproof it
Once the rubber feet are firmly in place, turn the coaster over and spray a coat of acrylic sealer over the tile, which will ensure the coaster is water-resistant.
The final product
Repeat these steps and you'll end up with an entire collection of coasters to keep at the cottage, showcasing your lake and the surrounding area.