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Picture of Magazine Coasters
We buy magazines, flip through them and then toss. With so many colors, fonts and fine details within, we barely take the time to read the headlines. Having worked for Ethos Magazine as photo editor for the past three years, I know the great amount of time, energy, detail and extreme precision that goes into producing a magazine. As an outcome, I have a hard time throwing them away. So I figured out a way to utilize the abundance of colors and designs to produce an item with functionality, magazine coasters.

Step 1: Things You Will Need

Picture of Things You Will Need
- Old magazines
- Scissors
- Modge Podge or Rubber Cement with brush
- Paper clip
 
aie_i3 years ago
cool... i'm about to do it this weekend.. thanks for sharing ;)
Haha i thought about trying this. Thank you for posting an instrucable so I dont have to figure out how to do it on my own :)
cssimeur3 years ago
You could also apply a foil edge to the entire thing. Copper foil you can get in various sizes for doing copper-foiled stained glass. You could even drive a pin or staple into the overlapping edges of the foil (it has a sticky back which will already aid in keeping it together) for even more extended life.
dmccomb3 years ago
These are pretty temporary as is, because if you put a cold drink on them, condensation will form and wet the paper and Mod Podge and the whole thing will come apart. If you want to keep them for a while, seal them by thoroughly coating all sides with a water-resistant coating like spray acrylic or polyurethane. They still won't be completely waterproof, but they may last a bit longer.
agis683 years ago
greate idea....
Blechmen3 years ago
Haha this is so cool! This is an excellent way of reusing old magazines. Thanks for sharing.
These are very cute. The trick with the paperclip is great, too.