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To celebrate the new season of Game of Thrones coming out on monday the 7th of april(airs the 6th in the US, but I live in Denmark), me and some friends are going to have a Game of Thrones night, with beer, food and of course Game of Thrones, therefor I made these Game of Thrones coasters!

In this instructable I am going to show how I made a GoT beer coaster from scratch with pictures of the sigils of different houses in Westeros. I have uploaded an illustrator file with the different stencils. I have made the following houses, but feel free to make some more using my method,


  • Targaryen
  • Stark
  • Lannister
  • Baratheon
  • Tully
  • Greyjoy
  • Tyrrel
  • Arryn


And some additional that is not houses:


  • The sigil of Peter Baelish
  • The sigil of the Nights Watch
  • The Dothraki


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Step 1: Generate path for engraving

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To make the sigil that had to be engraved, I first had to find a sigil of the house on google, the more contrast there is in the picture the better.

After that I opened it in illustrator, and used the trace outline function, which automatically recognised and traced the outlines from the png. file.

From there I made sure that It was only the parts that I wanted engraved that was black.

Step 2: Make cuttinglines for the laser cutter

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After that I copy/pasted the stencil onto a shape of the beer coaster I had made, the parts that need cutting has to have a line thickness of 0.01, the driver in the cutter automatically recognises this as a path to cut, the part that needs engraving must not have any lines at all, therefor a line thickness of 0.

Step 3: Cut

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When cutting it is very important that it is taped down, while plywood often bends.

Step 4: Clean of soot

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Clean the edges with soap and water, and the top with light sanding.

Step 5: Add beeswax

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I coated the whole thing in beeswax, since it really gives the wood a nice color.

These look awesome!

thanks :D

nwlaurie11 months ago

Are you willing to share the cutting files?

JeppeMikkelsen (author)  nwlaurie11 months ago

The file should be at the end of the instructable. It is called coaster(1).ai :)

uwarren1 year ago
Aw. So cool. It's a bummer I don't have a laser cutter though.
JeppeMikkelsen (author)  uwarren1 year ago

See if there are any makerspaces near you, they have all the equipment you need for making things :)

I don't think that would be possible, as I live in Ireland and there isn't any makerspaces around. but thanks for the help. Again, love the coasters.