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Topic: Cute Coasters from Old CDs! (Tutorial added!)  (Read 1391 times)
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« on: July 03, 2010 08:39:51 AM »

Last year I had this awesome idea. I had old CDs that were scratched and pretty much useless. So I thought, "Why not make them into coasters?". That's what I did. Cheesy These are for hot drinks only though-they're not really meant for cold drinks. Wink

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I have the tutorial too if anyone needs ideas for Christmas gifts.  Cool I know it's kind of early to think about Christmas but it doesn't hurt to get started early.  Cheesy

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CD Coasters



What you need:

-Old CDs
-Cute paper of your choice
-Mod Podge
- Cardstock
-Tissue Paper
- Glue Gun
-Paint brush
-Foam paintbrush
- Pencil
-Scissors
-Corrugated cardboard
-Polyurethane (To make them waterproof)

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What You Do:

1.  Take the old CDs and glue them together with the glue gun. When youve done that, cut a piece of cardboard and trace around the hole in the middle of the CDs. This creates circles you can glue in the center of the coasters so they dont have little dips in the centers where the holes are.

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Glued with glue gun.

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Sorry this is a bit fuzzy, I think I got a little too close with the camera. Tongue

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Closeup of those little circles.

 
2. Cut out two of the little circles and glue them in the center of the coaster. Make sure you glue the cardstock to one side of the coaster (it doesnt matter what side you use because youre going to cover both sides of the disc) so the little cardboard circles dont fall out of the hole.
 
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3. After the paper is glued on the back cut the coaster out. Cut around the disc so its easier to do the next step. While its drying, take another disc and trace around it on the paper you chose (I used this pink and green flocked paper for this tutorial) and cut it out. This goes on the front to cover up the tabs you make in the next step.

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4. Cut tabs in the cardstock after its dry. Fold them down and let dry again.

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Tabs cut out.

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Tabs all glued down and drying.

5. When the tabs are dry, take your tissue paper and cut out a square thats big enough to glue on the side without the tabs. Glue it on and let dry. Turn the coaster over and cut tabs in the tissue paper. Glue them down and let dry.

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Tabs cut in tissue paper.

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Tabs all glued down.

6. When the tabs are dry, take the circle of cute paper and glue it down on the tabbed side of the coaster. Let this dry and then take it outside and seal it with polyurethane. I like to do two coats-thats all it takes because the polyurethane is really durable. Let them dry and enjoy!

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Before its sealed.

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After sealing.

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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2010 08:59:13 AM »

I'd love to know how you did those.
Are they just for hot drinks, because cold drinks sweat?
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2010 09:41:47 AM »

Yeah, the water would roll right off of them. I'll have the tutorial put up in a couple minutes. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2010 10:09:21 AM »

What a cool idea!
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2010 02:26:30 AM »

Thanks! Cheesy I can't wait to see the coasters you guys make. Smiley
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