How To: Spruce up an old coaster

Got an old coaster that isn’t quite dead, but it makes your eyes bleed? Here is a quick DIY to spruce it up and make it more friendly to your optic nerves.

Using a bit of sandpaper or a nearly worn out nail file you were going to bin, rough up the surface.

Next find something that makes you happy to stick on the front. I have chosen some text from Danny, Champion of the World by Roald Dahl, because it is awesome.

Draw around your coaster onto your chosen happy paper item and then cut it out carefully with scissors or a craft knife. Repeat with your unpeeled from the paper sticky-back plastic.

Glue your chosen paper onto your coaster.

Then unpeel your stick your sticky-back plastic and fix on the top of your paper cut-out.

Finally, trim it off and make it look pretty.

Easy peasy right?!

Much better!




13 responses to “How To: Spruce up an old coaster

  1. Great idea! Did you rip a page out of a book or was this a photocopy?

  2. Simple idea – great end product – like!

  3. I LOVE Danny Champion of the World. It is my joint favourite Roald Dahl, along with The Giraffe, the Pelly, and Me. Both such magical childhood stories. Danny also taught me how the gears on a car work- as in lower gear = more power. Educational AND magical πŸ™‚ xxx

  4. You clever Pidg – so simple yet so effective. :o)

  5. Great idea!

  6. Instead of using scrapbooking paper, you could use photos to make your own custom photo coasters.

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