Intro: Custom Drink Coaster | the Joker
In this Instructable, we are going to make a simple yet cool looking coaster.
You can make any design you want. It's fast and easy.
What do you need:
- Plexiglass/Acrylic sheet
You can get it pre-cut from eBay
- T-shirt transfer paper
Step 1: Print Out Your Art and Cut It Out
Print the art and cut it out.
Step 2: Prepare the Plexiglass/Acrylic Sheet
Remove the protective film from one of the plexiglass sides
Put your artwork on top.
Step 3: Iron It
Iron the artwork on top of the glass for around 15 - 30 sec.
After that, leave it to cool down for a minute or two.
Ironing on the plexiglass is not the same as ironing on a t-shirt.
Check your transfer paper instructions, but remember - Those instructions are made for T-shirts.
Step 4: Peel It Off
Peel off the paper.
Try to do it in one motion.
If art is peeling with the paper, probably the plexiglass is too hot.
You might need to experiment with cooling times to get the best result.
Step 5: You're Done!
Peel off the protective film from another side and you're done.
Put the coaster with the art facing down, so it does not get damaged with a drinking glass.
You can also cover the art with a clear nail polish to make it last longer.