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?