Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Game of Thrones Coasters

I was going to save these coasters for last because they're my favorite. But I got too excited and want to share them now! Last year for Christmas (2012), I got my cousin a set of beer glasses from Etsy with the etched symbols from a few of the houses in Game of Thrones. We're both huge fans of the books and the TV show. This year for Christmas, I wanted to make her something. My budget was really tight this year. I decided on some matching coasters for her beer mugs. Therefore I needed to make her coasters for the following Game of Thrones families:

House Stark
House Greyjoy
House Targaryen
House Baratheon
House Lannister
House Tully

I used my Silhouette to cut out the shapes of the animals each family had as their mascot. Here is an example of House Greyjoy who has a symbol of a kraken.


I, of course, washed and dried the coasters first. Remember my tight budget? These were only $.16 each!


As with my other coasters, I cut four squares of cork and glued them onto the back.


I lifted up just the design from my cutting mat using transfer paper.


Then I applied it directly onto the center of the plain coaster.


I coated each coaster in a couple layers of Martha Stewart matte decoupage. Here they all are drying. I used navy blue for the Tully fish, gold for the Lannister lion, silver for the Stark direwolf, dark brown for the Baratheon stag, red for the Targaryen dragons (by far the most difficult image to transfer), and black for the Greyjoy kraken. Why these colors? They fit the houses best out of the colors I had available and I didn't want to repeat any colors.


I'm really happy with how they turned out. Here is the finished House Tully, Greyjoy, and Baratheon coasters.


Here are the finished House Lannister, Stark, and Targaryen coasters.


Anyone else a fan of Game of Thrones? Not too much longer before the next season!

10 comments:

  1. I don't watch Game of Thrones, but these coasters are amazing! I'm sure your cousin was thrilled to receive them.

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  2. Dianna, you've got a great coaster collection going! My husband loves Game of Thrones too! I liked it until it got a bit too violent and scary for me. These are great. I'd love to do some Harry Potter house seals ones like this!

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    1. Harry Potter houses would be a great idea!!

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  3. these are so nice. Can you tell me what silohuette is? I am not computer smart.

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    1. Hi Judy - I'm glad you like them! A silhouette (specifically a Silhouette cameo) is a brand of an electronic cutting tool. They're pretty neat. You upload a picture/file from your computer into the Silhouette program and the machine cuts it on paper/vinyl/whatever you want practically. You can see an example of one on their website, www.silhouetteamerica.com

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  4. OMG!!!!!!!!! These are so awesome! I love GoT so much! These coasters are amazing! Very good job.

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    1. Thank you Jenn! I'll be sure to check out your linky party.

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  5. Dianna, I LOVE these, can I ask where you got the svg files from I would LOVE to make some GOT for my lot we are huge fans of the books and show (well not the boys that would be an awkward thing to watch with teenagers, they only read the books)

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  6. VERY cool, I love these. I need to find the files!

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