Bored at home and need a fun activity then these personalized board game coasters are a great way to get the whole family involved and make beautiful coasters out of old board games.
I think during these uncertain times the best thing to do is obviously to stay at home but also do some fun crafting/ painting. Not only does it get your mind off what is happening but also a great stress reliever in my opinion.
Today’s fun little craft is something the whole family can get involved in since I am assuming kids, adults, everyone, etc must be playing some board games at home. If not then why not make some coasters out of them?
What I like about this DIY is that you can make it using any board game be it Scrabble, Bananagrams or like I did which was using pieces from Rumikub game.
If you don’t have the board games that I mentioned then fear not you could make it out of puzzle pieces, beads, glitter the ideas are endless.
I have also compiled a quick list of Coaster Ideas that you should definitely check out before I start with this fun personalized board game coaster tutorial.
And now let’s jump into it.
Tutorial on How to Make DIY Personalized Board Game Coasters
So I think several months ago when I was on my little thrift shopping spree I stumbled upon this briefcase. In my mind, I purchased it because I wanted to make a side table out of it but when I opened it I realized this was actually a Board Game.
Upon some further research, I found out this was a vintage version of a game called Rummikub. I’ve never played it, never heard of it so I didn’t really care if I made those pieces into some coasters.
As soon as I saw those chunky pieces my mind instantly went to like a Scrabble tile coaster crafts you know something personalized like that but with this board game.
The size of the individual pieces was the perfect “chunky” size that I needed to make coasters. I played around with two versions the one on the left was a bit smaller so I went with the version on the right.
You will also need a piece of material to reinforce the backside of the coasters.
I only had some cardboard on hand but the best thing to use would be a material like a corkboard or even felt.
Roughly trace out what the size of the backing would be on the cardboard using a pencil.
I was going to make four coasters so I traced out four rectangle shapes and then using a pair of scissors cut out all four pieces.
The next step was to actually glue together the pieces. I used a hot glue gun as it makes the process much faster.
You could also use Mod Podge or any other glue that you have on hand.
I used gorilla glue hot sticks so I knew the coasters won’t come apart at all.
And just like that apply a thin layer of glue onto one piece and start gluing them together.
I also have a full video tutorial showing you guys two ways of gluing the pieces and making the coasters.
You should definitely check it out for more details.
Apply the glue, attach the piece and then rinse and repeat.
I think these coasters can be a great personalised gift as well even like a fun Back to School Teacher’s Gift Idea. So many ways to make it fun, you could even paint it, add some words to it or spray paint it.
Endless ways to customize this fun little craft.
When all the pieces have been glued and attached together it is time to reinforce the back by gluing on the cardboard piece.
Same story, apply glue and then press down firmly until the glue dries out.
So I really wanted to give the coasters a clean edge which is why I went with gluing Yarn all around the coasters.
I had white Yarn on hand but you could also use Rope, any other colored yarn, corkboard or leave it as is as well.
I glued Yarn on all four coasters and that was it.
How simple, quick and easy was this DIY.
It took me a total of 15 minutes from start to finish.