Article and Photos by Jenifer Cowles
I was at a restaurant for lunch one day waiting for my food to arrive and I was playing with the coaster that they set your drinks on thinking this is the perfect weight to make something with. Well I grabbed mine and all the rest that were at my table and then I noticed the waiter throwing away ones from the other tables and I just asked him if I could have them, he looked at me funny but gave them to me. Now when I go anywhere I always check for coasters and pick up a few, you would be surprised how many different varieties there are out there. The best part is that they’re free, cant complain about that. So I decided to make a Christmas Mini Album out of one. Here are the steps.
1) Gather coasters
2) Place them about 1″ apart
3) Cut a piece of ribbon about 2″ and glue to each side making sure it overlaps nicely (repeat until you have done all the needed coasters).
4) Cover with your patterned paper ( repeat until you have done all the needed coasters)
5) On the last coaster on the back you will need one long ribbon (mine was 24″) glue it from top to bottom so that you have a long piece hanging from each end. This will be our tie on the front to hold the album closed.
I also made one about my oldest DS, mostly because I got these great new stamps and just wanted to play around with them.
There really so many things you could do with these instead of the ribbon you could just punch a hole in the corner and use a binder ring or a ribbon and do a Mini Album that way.
I cant wait to see what you guys create.