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!
DIY Magazine Coasters from All Things G&D
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.)
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.
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!
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!
All Things G&D
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  • Pinkflmgo626 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?

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