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As I was fumbling through old papers and magazines, deciphering which ones I may need in the future, I thought of an idea. What can I make with this paper, rather than disposing of it? Sure, recycling it is fun, but who knows how much of it is actually recycled. I sure don't.

I figured I would craft something out of it! My siblings and parents are always using post-it notes, and other pieces of paper for coasters, but those papers usually are something important. So I made the paper coasters.

Read on.

Step 1: Gather your materials

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Here is what you will need for this project:
  • A stack of unwanted paper
  • Circle template or a protractor
  • Pencil/Pen
  • Strong scissors & thin scissors
  • Stapler
 
mysterion3 years ago
Stack of unwanted papers...is that a bad test grade on top?
jmeservy4 years ago
I am thinking that the staples would do the opposite of what you'd want the coasters for. Maybe you could cover them up with felt afterwards?
chotzeny6 years ago
http://www.instructables.com/id/Duct-Tape-Tear-Away-Scratch-Pad/Cool Idea...
Instead of Staples use .... Duckt Tape around the rims... simmiler to :http://www.instructables.com/id/Duct-Tape-Tear-Away-Scratch-Pad/
you can also use difrent color tapes...
lovegreen6 years ago
I like the idea, but am wondering how you keep the staples (bottom side of coaster) from scratching wood surfaces??? Do you attach a layer of protection on the bottom somehow?
Dalya7 years ago
Neat! I give you a 5!
One of those Instructables when you just have to say: WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT?! Great job. +1 vote. +1 rating.
asyrith7 years ago
Great idea, but I have to agree with SpeakForTheTrees. If you seal it by using glue, they'll probably last a lot longer too.

Also, it seems like having staples may damage your surfaces instead of protecting them from your cups.

This is cool, though. I want to make them with magazines i have laying around now. It might be cool to make a collage. lol, thanks for getting me all crafty. :P
Nice idea, but I think wheat paste would be a better way to finish the coasters. It would create thicker layers and it would be less flimsy.
Cool! Great Idea,.
LinuxH4x0r7 years ago
Cool!
Coolio! Good way to reuse paper! +1 rating +1 vote