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DIY Father's Day Comic Book Coasters



Father's Day is almost here, and if you're like me, you're probably wondering what to get the "Father" in your life, whether it's your own dad, or husband. My own dad passed almost 3 years ago, so this year my focus is on getting my husband something that he would love to receive. As you know, most guys are just impossible to shop for, however there are a few things that men do love as kids growing up, and that's comic books. My husband actually owns an extensive collection that no-one is allowed to touch, but he let me actually touch one just to get photos. Woohooo!! He had no idea what I needed it for, and he NEVER reads the blog, so he will be very surprised on Father's Day. This year instead of going into a store, or even shopping online, I decided on a gift that he would not only love, but would also benefit me. My husband has this annoying habit of placing his drinks on my coffee table without using a coaster, no matter how many times I've said to use one. Now I'm hoping that since he's receiving his very own comic book coasters, he'll not only remember to use them, but WILL want to use them. I originally wanted to do a Superman print, but the one I wanted wasn't in stock, but this really cool Marvel Retro Comic print was available at JoAnn's so I picked it up. As usual I don't like anything that is going to take up too much of my time, and this was so simple and easy to do that even Madison got in on it and made her very own coasters that we shared with you yesterday.

DIY Father's Day Comic Book Coasters

Supplies:

Cork Coasters
Mod Podge
Brush
Marvel Retro Comic Fabric (purchased ¼yrd at JoAnn's)
Scissors


If you happened to read my blog yesterday and saw my Shopkins Coasters, these are made in the exact same way, so you don't need to read the directions. For those who haven't read the Shopkins post, then these directions are for you.

Directions:

Step 1: Place your cork coaster on your comic book coaster and cut it into the shape you need. It's ok to cut more than you need. If you decide to use circle coasters, you will do it the exact same way.


Step 2: Next, apply a thin layer of mod podge on any side of your cork coaster, be sure not to overload on the glue.

Step 3: Wait about 10-15 seconds, once your glue is tacky, apply your cork coaster to the back of your fabric. Press down until it sticks, then lay it to dry. I placed mine in the sun so it could dry faster.


Step 4: Once your glue has dried, cut off the extra fabric around the edges of your coaster. Continue your steps 1-4 until you have a matching set of coasters.


That's it! You've now got your very own unique set of comic book coasters. Now while my husband loves both Marvel and DC comics, I decided to go with the Marvel Comic Book print. You can do Superman, Batman or whichever print you prefer. Superman would be a hit for that super dad. Now feel free to get to crafting and if you decide to make your own set, share your craft with us, we'd love to see it!

Let's discuss: Do you prefer to make or buy gifts for special occasions? 

Annmarie John
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  1. What a fun idea!! Being a huge comic book lover myself, I'll definitely have to try this DIY craft out for myself. They turned out so good <3

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    1. They really did and I loved the way they turned out too.

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  2. These are pretty awesome! I wonder if id be able to make some fishing once for my dad. I don't know if he'd like them or not but its worth a shot! I am a sucker for anything handmade!! =D

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    1. I'm pretty sure that you could. Find some fishing fabric and make your own.

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  3. I absolutely LOVE this idea! I never would have thought to use fabric!!

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    1. Fabric is a little better than the actual cover of comic books. Not so that they'll appreciate you destroying their comics to make coasters either. :)

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  4. Those are wicked cool. I am sure my husband would love those for Father's Day!

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    1. Get the boys to making some and give them to Chris on his big day!

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  5. What a cool idea!! My husband would totally love this!!!

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    1. And if you think he would, I say make some for him.

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  6. Such a fun idea! I've actually done this with 6 pack beer sleeves. They are always a hit! Thanks for sharing a step by step guide, since when I was making my coasters I couldn't find a good one anywhere!

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    1. You're very welcome Noel and I had a lot of fun making them myself.

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  7. Such a great project. Although, I am the bigger geek at my house.

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    1. Then you can totally make some for yourself. :)

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  8. I love it! I love making gifts rather than buying it in stores. I'll try this too for future occasions.

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    1. Oh I much prefer to making them myself but only certain things of course.

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  9. Those coasters are so darn cool. Love it!

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    1. Thank you and thank you for stopping by.

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  10. These are such cool coasters. They would look perfect in a man cave! I always love finding crafts like this that I can actually use.

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    1. Yes I can totally see them in a man cave.

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  11. I love these coasters. They look so cool. I know many people who would love to receive these as gifts! What a clever idea!

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    1. Thank you Jennifer. I know my husband would be.

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  12. What a fun idea for the comic book fan Dad! I keep forgetting Father's Day is just around the corner!

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    1. Oh yes it will be here before you know it. Better get to your gift hunting or making.

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  13. These DIY comic book coasters are indeed an awesome Father's Day gift. I will have to share this with my sister for her husband who is a comic book fanatic. Thanks for sharing the idea.

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    1. You're very welcome Rebecca and I hope your sister loves them too.

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  14. I didn't realize there is Marvel fabric! I'm getting all sorts of great ideas now for my superhero-loving husband :-)

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    1. Oh yes. There's Marvel, DC and all kinds of fabrics. JoAnn's has an amazing selection.

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  15. This is so cool for comic lovers.. DIY somemore.. very good.. So nice.. Your idea..

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  16. What an awesome craft! I love the colours and how fun they look.

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    1. I think the detail far outweighs the colors. :)

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  17. You've got the best idea for your husband in an amazing way. It's very positive outlook that makes life easier for both of you.

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  18. Oh wow! These coasters are cute! And perfect for Father's Day!!

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  19. These are such neat coasters!! What great craft to make for Father's day, they look fairly easy to make!

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    1. They were easy to make and if you follow my instructions, you really can't go wrong.

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  20. This is so cool and my husband will absolutely LOVE this!! Sharing this with my sister as well because my brother-in-law is a huge Marvel fan as well. I love homemade gifts because they add a touch of special … a homemade gift that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, even better. ;) Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Oh Heather, you totally get it and even if he wasn't a Marvel fan, she could get DC fabric as well. :)

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  21. Wooow! These are so cool! I love the vintage effect of the comic books :)

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    1. I love the vintage look too which is why I chose this fabric instead of another.

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  22. What a cool idea, I'm sure dads who love comics or superheroes would love this! Just make sure you don't use their collection though. It's a very creative gift and it's easy to make as well. I'm sure the kids will have fun making this for their father too.

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    1. Yes since it was so easy to make the kids will have fun doing it and dads worldwide would enjoy getting a gift made with love.

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  23. These are so creative and functional! I'm sure any father out there would love to have these when celebrating Father's Day!

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    1. While I would love to say they all would, unless they're not fans of Marvel then you might be better off getting them something.

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  24. I envy your husband that he had been able to keep his collection of comic books intact. I have not been able to and that disappoints me. I am a DC fan myself and I really enjoyed the JLA comics I had back then in my childhood.

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    1. He has because he's not allowed anyone to touch it at all. I had to beg and promised not to take them out of their packaging. :)

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  25. What a wonderful idea! Easy to make and not that expensive.

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  26. This is a good way to reuse some old covers of comics. It would make great tokens.

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    1. While I don't recommend using old covers because they might tear, I however prefer fabric. You can totally use old covers. Go for it!

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  27. I can make this, but my dad will probably get mad because he says that father's day in the Philippines is actually in December. Haha.

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    1. Well you can do it at any time. You can celebrate your own dad in December.

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  28. I would rather buy gifts for special occasions tbh, since I'm a lazy person and most of the crafts I make come out crappy.

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    1. So sorry to hear that but if you keep at it, trust me, it gets better. I used to be really crappy at crafting myself too. Now I love doing it.

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  29. I always prefer to create surprises personally rather than buying but if I run out of time, buying is the other option convenient for me. On the other hand, thanks for giving out an idea on what to give this Father's day. At least, those who are having hard time on finding what to give would come up with such brilliant one like this!

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    1. Thank you. I used to prefer buying myself but I find making my own sometimes give it a rather personal touch. I took the time to make it because I care.

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  30. This is a cool and fun idea! I hope the recipient loves it too!

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  31. I love this crafty idea. It could also work with other designs!

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    1. Yes it can and the fact that it's fabric means that you can make it any way you like. It doesn't have to be comic books at all.

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  32. These comic book coasters turned out awesome! Forget dad, I want to make them for myself! Thanks for sharing how to do it.

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    1. Jess I can surely see you making a Dr. Who coaster. Maybe that's what I should make for you. :)

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  33. I loved this DIY idea! Those coasters look so cool

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    1. Thank you and I had a blast doing them.

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  34. My dad really doesn't care about these, but my guy is a big time batman fan. He'd love this!!!

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    1. Just find a DC, Batman fabric and make your own. :)

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  35. These are so cute!!! Im definitely going to have to have my kiddos make these for my husband; he'll love them!

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    1. He'll love them and the kids will have fun making them. It's a win-win!

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  36. This is so cool and easy to make also. I will share it with my nieces and nephews.

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    1. Thank you Kelly. I hope you all have fun if you do decide to make them.

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  37. Omg how cute are these coasters?!?! They would look petty awesome in my hubbys man cave! I bet he would love them :)

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    1. I can totally see you doing this with your little one. Enjoy!

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