How-to: Scout-Patch Coasters

Upcycle flea market finds to create exciting new pieces courtesy of the DIY experts at HGTV Magazine .
By: Jaimie Dalessio Clayton
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Photo by: Marko Metzinger

Marko Metzinger

Materials Needed:

  • clear acrylic coasters
  • scissors
  • construction paper
  • hot glue/hot glue gun
  • scout patches

Step 1

Pick up a bunch of acrylic “showcase” coasters—you can find them at crafts or hobby stores. Cut a piece of construction paper the same size as the coaster’s mounting base.

Step 2

Peel off the protective paper from the mounting base and stick the construction paper to it. Hot-glue patches (we used vintage scout badges) to the paper.

Step 3

Attach the coaster’s top to the base by brushing a thin layer of strong glue, like E-6000 ($5, joann.com), around the edges.

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