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In this instructable, simple, useful coasters are made out of free materials, generally. I have lots of papers on hand and the cardboard is gathered ...
Cardboard pieces glued together in stacks of three each.
Cardboard pieces after being cut out on bandsaw. Make them the size you want, I drew circles of 4 and one quarter inch, and the inside circle 5/8 inc...
Pieces glued together. Just use white glue (or hot glue), weigh down, and wait a while.
Starting to decorate: use your imagination in decorating your coasters. Paint, photographs (make sure ink is permanent, not ink jet type), magazine...
A pumpkin design is selected for this coaster
Several coats of an acrylic varish is used to enhance and seal the coasters. This step will protect them from moisture in limited amounts.
For additional moisture absorption, I cut out circles of napkins and or paper towels. These can be used if it is particularly humid, and will protect...
Completed coasters, ready to use.
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Posted:Jan 7, 2009
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