Crafty advice for baseball fan!
January 22, 2011 7:17 PM   Subscribe

Mefites with Craft/Artistic aptitude! I need advice on creating the coolest card table ever!

Last summer at a tailgate before a professional baseball game I saw something really cool that I want to adapt to a kind of card table to use at future tailgates! It was a beanbag toss game, made of wood I assume and it was plastered with hometown team players' baseball cards. It then had a layer of clear coating on it of some sort, I don't think it was laminate but I didn't get a real close look. So I am not crafty so I need advice on the best glue to A) attach the baseball cards to the table(I will not be using valuable cards so eventual damage is not really a concern) and B) what do you think the best way to protect and seal it would be so that it lasts atleast a couple summers? Any ideas would be welcome!
posted by Cainaan777 to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (6 answers total)
Mod Podge glue is what people usually use to laminate things onto coffee tables.
posted by wayland at 7:23 PM on January 22, 2011 [1 favorite]

Seconding Mod Podge. There's an outdoor version, albeit one that's harder to find.
posted by SMPA at 7:36 PM on January 22, 2011

Then, coat it with Varathane spray. I would use gloss for a shiny surface and put on several very light coats.
posted by Old Geezer at 7:45 PM on January 22, 2011

Lots of good videos on YouTube to help you (here's one). The term to search for is decoupage.
posted by WorkingMyWayHome at 9:08 PM on January 22, 2011

Bar top resin would be great for the sealing--especially if the cards are thick.
posted by lovecrafty at 10:20 PM on January 22, 2011 [1 favorite]

Be careful with mod podge its water soluble which means you can't get it wet. I find Its also slightly sticky even when dried. For gluing down the cards it would be fine, but I wouldn't use it as a top coat.
posted by ljesse at 1:34 AM on January 23, 2011 [1 favorite]

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