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LauraCore
« on: July 09, 2007 04:05:31 PM »

I made these record coasters by using the same method as making record bowls. Just melt and cut. The record will be very hot when you take it out of the oven and will cool down quickly so work with a sharp pair of scissors and oven mitts. You may have to reheat the record to finish cutting.



I also made this pen holder for my fridge out of a gum container from a coffee shop. I just decoupaged a piece of paper around it and got super strong magnets from the craft store. You can glue the magnets to the back or just put them on the surface then stick the container to it because it is metal. I did not glue mine so that if I wanted to change the picture I could do so easily.



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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2007 08:45:20 PM »

i like the pen holder!
good idea....since i'm alwys losing my pens
and can never find them when i need them lol
perhaps i'll try that...and maybe attatch a string to the pen as well lol
great job!
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2007 06:24:49 AM »

having made record coasters a few times (with varying degrees of success) i should warn you of one thing i've learved the hard way: cover 'em somehow, or (1) the water from the condensation will eventually erode the labels (which, obviously, are the fun bit!) and (2) the condensation will go straight through the hole to your table (which seems to defeat the point of coasters...). Covering them in clear contact paper works pretty well--and is far and away the easiest solution I've found--though things in the varnish/polyurethane/resin family work better. But your coasters are awesome! (Especially the 6 million $ man.) Wait until you start getting comments from people who want to steal them away!
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2008 12:38:49 AM »

omg,i love, love, loooove the coasters!!!
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2008 12:12:46 PM »

Like them so much that I showed it to my husband and now we are searching for the perfect albums.  Which brings up a dilemma...when we find one we like enough to want it to be part of our decor we can't bring ourselves to actually destroy it. lol.
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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2008 02:25:11 PM »

If you find ojne you like and can't bring youself to destroy it, just find the image of the record online and print it out and stick it to a record you don't like AFTER you melt and cut it.
then you wont hurt any good albums and you get your awesome coaster!
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