You’ve seen them, they’re everywhere on social media. Pinterest, tumblr even instagram. I plan on trying these soon, but I couldn’t wait to share this with you.
- 2 packages of gently used, square edged Scrabble tiles (You don’t want to run out of commonly used letters!)
- E-6000 glue
- 1 thin cork board or pre-cut cork coasters
- Sharp scissors or an X-acto knife
- Clear Polyurethane spray (like this or this)
- Chose 16 four-letter words (four words for each coaster)
- Using the E-6000, glue each letter by row to cork. I tried to get a little glue in between each letter so they would adhere together neatly. Align top of first word to top of cork square.
- Continue glueing for each letter on each coaster, trying to keep letters in line and straight.
- Once each coaster is done, stack under a heavy book to ensure they dry flat.
- If the pre-cut cork coasters are larger than the four letter grid, don’t worry. It is simple to trim cork after drying.
- Allow coasters to dry for 1 hour. Using sharp scissors or an X-acto knife, carefully trim excess cork from square.
- Place tiles on paper bag or newspaper. Follow directions on spray bottle of polyurethane to coat tiles. 2 layers should be perfect, let the first one dry for 10 mins before reapplying another coat!
- This will help prevent water damage and leave the coasters with a nice semi-gloss shine.