By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

She Carefully Cut Up An Old Map, Her Next Move… Best DIY Idea Ever!

It’s very hard to keep a memento for every place in the world one has visited. There are only so many tourist key chains and T-shirts one can collect before it loses its meaning. Reddit user GoldenBaby spent one semester studying abroad.

This gave the student the opportunity to visit and discover some of Europe’s most beautiful cities. And with each new location, GoldenBaby accumulated a lot of maps to help get around and learn what every city has to offer.

Once back home, the Reddit user didn’t want to forget all the wonderful memories and experience in places like Paris, Bilbao, and Athens. This traveller took some of the maps to cut out and use for coasters. The DIY project was very inexpensive and easy to do. Most importantly, it’s a great way to immortalize a once in a lifetime trip.

The user chose a specific spot in the map. A pen was used to trace the hexagon shaped tile that would be used as a coaster.

This is an eight coaster set. The most challenging part of the project was choosing which map to use.

Mod Podge was applied on the surface of the tiles. The glue was also applied on the top of the paper for protection. An X-Acto knife cut off the extra paper edges.

The edges of the bottom tiles were taped in advanced. This was to ensure the enamel would not drip on to the tiles.

Using paper cups upside down, the tiles were stacked on top. A cardboard box was also used as the surface so that the excess enamel would just spill on it.

Working in a garage in a ventilated area was important.

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