Coaster Gift Box
by Taylor VanBruggen
Attach a few coasters with ribbon and adhesive to create a fun open-topped box.
- 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
- Piercing template
- Hole punch
- E-6000® [ buy it ] or other strong glue
Adhere one 4" x 4" patterned paper square to each of the five coasters by applying Mod Podge™with a foam brush. Let dry.
Step 2 (Optional)
Sand and trim rounded edges. Coat the outside with Mod Podge™ for a finished look.
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.
Punch the holes with a hole punch. A Crop-o-Dile™ was used here.
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.
Use ribbon to tie the four sides of the box together. You can lace the ribbon or tie it across the coasters.
Apply strong glue to the edges of the last coaster. Adhere to the bottom of the coaster box.