Crafts for men: Comic book coasters
If you are looking for unique crafts for men, these DIY comic book coasters are perfect. Use materials right from the hardware store!
s project, because I know that many of you are looking for gifts and project ideas for the men in your life. You’ll want to get the attention (especially if you’re a beginner); he also used an unusual surface for the base. Paired with Outdoor Mod-hodgepodge, this comic coaster project is a win-win.
If you already visited my Etsy store you know I'm the coaster guy. I have eight tracks of every kind under the sun, but they come in only one shape: square. So, I'm always on the lookout for new opportunities, and I was so happy when in the electrical /lighting section of Home Depot I came across these metal blanks that are made in order to cover up unused outlets ($1.40 per piece).
you can buy round wood or chip-board blanks for roller coasters, but for me they are just too easy (nothing is more annoying than a roller-coaster that ALWAYS sticks to your glass). However, these are perfect – less clunky than a roller coaster out of a tile but still heavy and versatile.
Make Comic book coasters
For this project you will need:
Comic books – you can use the real thing or printouts
I used a white coaster wanted to, to adhere so that after a light sanding with some 220 grit sandpaper (just to rough up the surface and give the paint something) I have some antique White spray paint and allowed it to dry thoroughly.
books I love old comic book and decided to make a few graphics from a book I found on the remainder table a while ago. Sometimes I find visualizing it difficult to what will look like a section when it is cut out, so I used my Fiskars Circle guide to get an impression to cut where on the page I wanted.
There are two holes in the blank, and the paper will need to cover them. I chose to leave a little edge showing, but it would also work to cover the entire surface with paper.
If you choose this route, just cut a circle slightly larger than the blank and after applying and allowing it to dry, you can cut would be the excess paper with a cutter knife. After you have decided and cut out the pictures it's time to Mod-smorgasbord.
I like to dampen my images before you smorgasbord it is trying as it reduces the bubbles and wrinkles that plagued me in my early Mod -.
NOTE: This method does NOT work with images printed on an ink-jet printer because the ink is running, you should always test a small section of the paper to ensure that it will hold. I fill a container with water and drop the image in to soak a bit while I prepare the surface.
If I drag the image out of the bathroom, I run my fingers along either to remove from it excess water. Then I place it on the surface and gently flatten it, pushing all the air is trapped or any excess Mod-hodgepodge (with a paper towel to handle ready is helpful) and allow it to dry.
After about 20 minutes I coated the coasters with a layer of Mod collection and allowed it to dry, then sanded it with my 220 grit sandpaper and gave it another coat.
I glued the seals with the space on the backside for my padding using E-6000 glue - you can also use cork or felt if you prefer.
And you now have a finished comic book coasters to the gift. Or to keep for yourself.
Thank you, David – these comic book coasters are awesome. My brother’s birthday is coming up and I’m to make this. No one tell him!
If you like this comic-book-craft, you’re going to love these other ideas:
to Make comic book letters
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