Coaster Gift Box for X-mas

By on November 25, 2011

Attach a few coasters with ribbon and adhesive to create a fun open-topped box.

CoasterBoxTutorial Coaster Gift Box for X mas

Supplies

    • Mod Podge® [ buy it ]
    • Foam brush
    • Five 4” x 4” medium-weight chipboard coasters

Need some of these? StartLitStudio (Cindy Lyles) stocks chipboard coasters in her online store.

  • Five 4” x 4” pieces of patterned paper
  • Sanding Block
  • Ribbon
  • Piercing template
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors
  • E-6000® [ buy it ] or other strong glue

Directions:

  1. Step 1

    Adhere one 4″ x 4″ patterned paper square to each of the five coasters by applying Mod Podge™with a foam brush. Let dry.

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  2. Step 2 (Optional)

    Sand and trim rounded edges. Coat the outside with Mod Podge™ for a finished look.

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  3. Step 3

    Place the piercing template on the edge of one of the coasters. Trace approximately every other large hole onto the coaster.

    You will have 5 traced holes lining the side.

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  5. Step 4

    Punch the holes with a hole punch. A Crop-o-Dile™ was used here.

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  6. Step 5

    Once one side of the coaster is punched, set it directly on top of each of the other coasters and use it as a punching guide. Punch two opposite sides of 4 coasters.

    The fifth coaster will be used as the bottom of the box and should not be punched.

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  7. Step 6

    Use ribbon to tie the four sides of the box together. You can lace the ribbon or tie it across the coasters.

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  9. Step 7

    Apply strong glue to the edges of the last coaster. Adhere to the bottom of the coaster box.

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  10. Step 8

    Finish project.

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