DIY Two Sided Coaster – Dad Is My Anchor

I have mentioned on my earlier post Best Things To Celebrate Father’s Day – With Anchor, that I have an ongoing Father’s Day project which involved an anchor. Well, this is it, I made a DIY Two Sided Coaster – Dad Is My Anchor. This diy would be a great idea for Fathers Day gift; not just because it’s handmade but also the meaning of “Dad Is My Anchor” that would melt any Dad’s heart.


Anchor (according to dictionary) is “a heavy object attached to a rope or chain and used to moor a vessel to the sea bottom, typically one having a metal shank with a ring at one end for the rope and a pair of curved and/or barbed flukes at the other.” Therefor, an Anchor is a symbol of safety and stability. In relation to that, “Dad Is Your Anchor” have a meaning of your Dad as your safety, someone you would hold on to. I think is a very strong statement, yet sweet and honoring for any Dads out there. And wouldn’t it be great to be used in a coaster as a gift on Father’s Day.

Now, let’s get our hands a bit dirty! Prepare first all the things you need to have for making this DIY Two Sided Coaster – Dad Is My Anchor:

  • Cork Mat
  • Burlap (Stiff type)
  • Glue for wood
  • White acrylic paint
  • Drawing Pen
  • Black brush pen


Not many things to prepared to make this easy handmade coaster. Let’s go through the simple steps to do DIY Two Sided Coaster – Dad Is My Anchor:

  1. Cut the cork mat 4 x 4 inches (10 x 10 cm) dimension in square.
  2. Cut the stiff burlap with same dimension as the cork mat.
  3. Glue together the square cork mat and the stiff burlap. Let it dry.
  4. Cut the 4 corners in bevel to give a better look to the coaster.
  5. Draw an anchor with drawing pen on the burlap side and write the words “Dad Is My” on the cork side of the coaster.
  6. Paint the anchor sketch with white acrylic paint. Let it dry.

Finished! You got yourself a two sided coaster with the message “Dad Is My Anchor”. Cork side with “Dad Is My” and burlap side is a painted Anchor. A great way to express your appreciation to your Dad. Plus, a two sided coaster is a unique and functional gift for a Dad. Hope my DIY Two Sided Coaster – Dad Is My Anchor would be a Father’s Day gift inspiration or simply a birthday gift to Dads.


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