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« on: December 07, 2011 06:49:22 AM »

I made my friends some coasters out of our favourite magazine: New scientist!



inspired by this thread http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=232043.0  I made each circle using PVA, hot glued them to make the coaster (I placed random sized circles in a 10x10 cm square til I liked it and my mug didn't fall over) then finally coated them all with a PVA/water mix for fluid resistance.
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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2011 06:57:52 AM »

I really like those! And I like how you incorporated your favorite magazine into them! What a lovely Christmas present!
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2011 07:01:33 AM »

Cool recycling!  Love that they are made from your fave magazine.  Very clever!
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2011 10:51:14 AM »

I love those.  It is such a clever idea.  New Scientist is our favourite magazine too.  Only problem is I doubt I'd be allowed to cut one up  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2011 10:59:15 AM »

Thank you all, you are very kind. New Scientist is not just mine & my hubby's favourite, it's also the favourite of the couple they're a gift for.
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2011 01:13:34 PM »

so fricking cool!
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2011 11:13:54 PM »

awesome. im sure she will love them
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2012 02:04:20 PM »

This is great! I want to make some, but as those things you put hot dishes on when you're serving. Heat pads? I guess? I wonder if they would be strong enough to hold the weight, though. Maybe after coating them, they'd do better?
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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2012 03:20:17 PM »

They take the weight just fine. I used one that we (me and my friend's 10 yr old) made together for ages. the only reason I stopped was because I hadn't coated it and it got caught out in the rain when I moved house. It disassembled  Cry. Because you make e'm to size they can fit every dish you've got. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2012 07:17:30 AM »

Love that each one is different! Very unique.
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