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« on: September 06, 2012 07:30:03 PM »

I found this idea somewhere on the internet and thought I'd give it a try. I used it as a personalized gift for my Dad because he is super hard to buy presents for. Each coaster has an image of a map zoomed in on a location that has some meaning to him: the house he grew up in, the family business, his favorite road trip destination, etc. I think he liked it, and told me I should make a set for my Grandpa using places that meant something to him from when he was overseas. It wasn't too difficult to make with a little help from maps.google.com Let me know what you think!





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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2012 08:07:10 PM »

What a sweet and personalized idea! Very nice.
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2012 08:18:43 PM »

this is really great! i have totally run out of fresh guy-ideas--why IS that?. i'll def check out your blog for the details Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2012 07:18:05 AM »

Your coasters look great - I'm sure your dad will love them.  My dad is the same way in that he is incredibly difficult to buy for - I might try these out too.  What did you use to finish/waterproof the coasters?  I worry about the ink getting messed up with a delicious but drippy beverage.

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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2012 09:25:24 AM »

That is a great gift idea. Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2012 09:41:43 AM »

Great idea.  Nice work.
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2012 11:54:52 AM »

Thanks so much Smiley

I sealed them with a couple coats of modpodge.
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