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How to make coffee bean coasters

Coffee beans are an important part of many mornings, but they can be good for more than just making a tasty hot drink. With their rich, dark color and uniform shape, coffee beans also can be a gorgeous craft material.
With the addition of a just few simple items such as decorative twine, this DIY projects shows how coffee beans can be turned into a sleek and polished-looking coaster. Check out the instructions and video to get started. The coasters do double duty by enhancing the decor and protecting furniture from hot and cold drinks.
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Materials
- Casting resin kit
- Plastic containers
- Craft stick
- Coffee beans
- Silicone circular molds
- Decorative twine
- Hot glue gun
- Scissors
Instructions
1. Pour equal amounts of resin and hardener into the separate cups provided with the kit.
2. Combine the contents of both cups in a separate container and mix extremely well with a craft stick.
3. Place the coffee beans into the circular molds and press the beans down so they all lie flat. They should cover the entire bottom of the molds.
4. Pour the casting resin over the coffee beans and use a craft stick to move the resin around, ensuring it coats the beans. Allow the resin to harden.
5. Pop out the coasters from of the molds.
6. Wrap decorative twine around the outside edge of the coasters approximately three times, securing with hot glue. Cut off any excess twine with scissors.
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