Saturday, November 16, 2013

Scrabble or Bananagram Coasters

This would be the perfect gift for the poet, writer, or word aficionado in your life! Whether they prefer Scrabble or Bananagrams, this will help add a personal touch to their decor. I found this post on (which looks great for a bar) but they're going for $26. I made these for half that price!

All you need is cork for the coasters, glue (I used E6000 which is great for fabric, metal, wood, glass, ceramic & more), and your word game of choice. Since the coasters I bought were 4" long and 4" wide, I decided to go with Bananagrams, since the pieces are slightly bigger and easier to cover the surface with 5-letter words.

Next, glue them on! I recommend deciding which words you want to make before gluing anything down (that way you're not surprised when you can't that one letter you need!)

Note that this particular glue is quite smelly so make sure you're in a well ventilated area. Also, the directions recommend 24-72 hours to completely dry, so this wouldn't be a good last minute gift. However, this would be a great gift to personalize and have fun with!

TOTAL COSTS: About $10 ($18 if you buy Bananagrams)
$5.59 for coasters from Amazon (currently 10 cents cheaper than what I paid!)
$3.99 for E6000 glue from Michael's
I already had Bananagrams but they're on Amazon for $7.60

TOTAL AMOUNT OF TIME: 5-7 minutes to glue, 24-78 hours to dry

EASY-PEASY SCALE (1 super easy - 5 very difficult): 1 out of 5
This is something anyone could do and would be a great holiday, homecoming, or birthday gift!

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