I can't resist including little touches that remind me of my home state of Ohio, like these DIY coasters in the shape of the Buckeye State. Admittedly, not all states would be ideally shaped for a coaster (sorry, Tennessee!) but, made bigger, they would make a great trivet or bulletin board. Keep reading for how to create these easily customizable coasters.
Tools and Materials:
Thin cork board (I purchased mine at Staples for $10)
Print out of state of your choice
After cutting out the shape of your state from paper, trace it on the cork with your marker. If your state has any straight borders, it helps to link those up with the edges of the cork.
Use the craft knife to cut out along the state's outline, trying to follow the contours.
Repeat to make a complete set, or a whole map!
I couldn't resist making some in the shape of B's home state too. These would be fun to paint as well-- perhaps marking your hometown or favorite city.