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« on: April 14, 2005 09:57:50 AM »


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y72/mandyology/craftster/forcraftsterandsale010.jpg

Here's how it's done:

To make one coaster you need:
Cardboard/posterboard/cardstock/or even plastic
glue
mac-tac (the clear sticky paper/shelf liner stuff)
felt or craft foam
and whatever picture you want on the coaster.  you could use something out of a magazine, or you could use photos. your favorite album covers, maybe?  the possibilities are endless.  I used postcards of the front covers of  old pulp novels.  

ok, so cut our a circle of card stock, a circle of felt, and a circle of your picture.
glue the carstock to the picture to stableize it, and make it stronger.
stick the picture, face down, to a piece of mac tac larger than your circle.  
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y72/mandyology/craftster/coastertut.jpg

cut slits in the mac tac, all the way around, then fold them over and stick them to the back of the picture.
(i did two layers of this to make absolutely sure that no moisture would get onto the picture and ruin it)
finally, all you need to do is glue your circle of felt on the back of the coaster.
now you can be stylish when you're being anal about not leaving watermarks on your coffee table.
(please note that the table in the photo was one that was being refinished, not one i was worried about protecting  Wink )




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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2005 10:10:32 AM »

Those are the sexiest coasters ever!  You did a great job...and it's so simple too!  I think you may have made my day!  I needed some inspiration to work on some swap items, and you totally guided me in the right direction!

I just noticed that all of my sentences end with "!"...your project has turned me into a blubbering idiot!  Again, great job!!!
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2005 10:19:23 AM »

thanks!
glad to hear it. 
it's always nice to be an inspiration, rather than feeling mildly guilty about showing off.
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2005 10:23:07 AM »

These coasters are great!  Does the mac tac keep them well preserved from the condensation?  Also, where did you get your postcards?  I love them.
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2005 10:26:51 AM »

These coasters are great!  Does the mac tac keep them well preserved from the condensation?  Also, where did you get your postcards?  I love them.

the mactac seems to protect the paper just fine.  i've been using them for a year now, and had no problems.
the postcards came from a book of paperback cover art from the 40s and 50s called "When Love Was Cheap and Life Was High"  i bought it at a yard sale for a quarter.  I've also framed a few of the postcards and stuck them on the wall.  books are kind of a theme at my house.  We're word nerds.
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2005 11:32:27 AM »

yard sales rock...
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2005 12:02:14 PM »

Since I make a point to only destroy books I've bought used (and cheap), yard sales are the BOMB!
I am diggin' those coasters, viva la Pulp Art!
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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2005 06:35:15 AM »

Thats a great tutorial! I really dig it a lot. I wish I could find great finds like that at the yard sales that I go to. I only find depression glass and old tae bo tapes. Undecided
And your avatir is freaking me out! How did you do that Shocked?
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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2005 05:45:16 PM »

Thats a great tutorial! I really dig it a lot. I wish I could find great finds like that at the yard sales that I go to. I only find depression glass and old tae bo tapes. Undecided
And your avatir is freaking me out! How did you do that Shocked?

Thanks, glad to hear it.
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the needles (i think they were 20 guage) were pierced in at a 45 degree angle, and then laced up with black elastic, so that they were staight up and down.
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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2005 05:47:28 PM »

I love the coasters!

and i've seen that avatar before but i never realized it was skin!!! crazy head! Shocked
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