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:
- Cut the cork mat 4 x 4 inches (10 x 10 cm) dimension in square.
- Cut the stiff burlap with same dimension as the cork mat.
- Glue together the square cork mat and the stiff burlap. Let it dry.
- Cut the 4 corners in bevel to give a better look to the coaster.
- Draw an anchor with drawing pen on the burlap side and write the words “Dad Is My” on the cork side of the coaster.
- 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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- Altered Eclectics – AG