Magazine Coasters {Made From a Pottery Barn Catalog}


Before Pinterest, I used to rip pages out of catalogs and magazines of home decor, DIY, and organization ideas that I loved. Now that Pinterest lets us go paperless, I’ve shaken my urge to hang on to every Pottery Barn catalog that comes through our door – but what to do with that huge stack I’ve accumulated through the years? It seems sacrilegious to simply recycle them…so I turned them into coasters!
magazine coasters made from a pottery barn catalog, crafts, repurposing upcycling
DIY Magazine Coasters from All Things G&D
magazine coasters made from a pottery barn catalog, crafts, repurposing upcycling
I cut each page lengthwise into quarters (4 strips/page) and then folded each strip from one edge to the center, and then the other edge to the center. Lastly, I made one more fold, folding the strip in half. All folds are lengthwise. (Click on link at bottom for more details.)
magazine coasters made from a pottery barn catalog, crafts, repurposing upcycling
With all the strips prepared, I started with curling one as tightly as I could, putting little dots of glue (I used Beacon 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue which has an “instant grab” so I didn’t need to hold the coiled magazine strips for long) at points along the way. When I got to then of one strip, I started another next to it. I ended when the coaster was wide enough that it was the circumference of one strip, with no overlap.
magazine coasters made from a pottery barn catalog, crafts, repurposing upcycling
Folding the magazine strips was by far the most time-consuming part of this project, but I did a little bit here and there. It's a great, mindless project to do while watching a movie!
magazine coasters made from a pottery barn catalog, crafts, repurposing upcycling
Who needs a coffee table book? These magazine coasters are conversation piece enough! Keep a set for yourself or gift them to others – they make a great housewarming gift!
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  • Pinkflmgo626
    on Aug 29, 2018

    How can you waterproof them? I live on the Gulf & it is very humid here. Drinks with ice melt quickly so I have use something that will be absorbent or hold the water, like a little tub. Any ideas?

    • Pinkflmgo626
      on Aug 29, 2018

      Ps. These are really cute & good way to recycle those catalogs!

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  • Felicity Woodruffe
    on May 27, 2015

    Really enjoyed this .I want to start a children's craft group and ideas like yours are a blessing thank you

  • Colleen Baugus
    on Feb 28, 2018

    well i liked the idea but need to water proof them

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