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Upcycled Bambi Drink Coasters

by EricaL (follow)
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Many years ago, Frankie Magazine published an article to recover cork coasters with vintage children's book pages.

Taking a different spin on the project, I took coasters I already had, and recovered them with pages from a child's Bambi book.

Bambi Coasters

Before you balk at the idea of cutting up a book, I'll let you know that this particular Bambi book had scribbles all over it. Destined for the recycle bin, a volunteer at one of the op shops (Australian thrift stores) I frequent, gave me this book and a handful of others as they couldn't be sold.

Bambi Book

If you decide to do a similar project, I'd suggest asking your local thrift store if they have any books they would otherwise be throwing out.

For this project, you will also need:


PVA glue / mod podge

Old Coasters

The first step was to trace around a coaster onto the appropriate images I wanted to use from the Bambi book pages.

I then cut out my traced coaster shaped image.

Using PVA glue and a paint brush, I glued each cut out image onto coasters.

Once dry, I sanded down the edges on each coaster with sandpaper which takes away the excess paper and gives them a nice finished look.

I then coated with mod podge a few more times, safe in the knowledge that the coasters would be relatively waterproof.

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My Spin on this project I have removed & used unwanted postage stamps overlapping them as I glue them down withP.V.A. Glue over the old coasters .
When each coaster is dry I then apply a layer of matte or gloss vanish allow to dry and make a set 4,6,8 coasters makes an ideal gift and a project that that kids can do with some supervision It's a handmade ideal for fathers Day or Birthday .
By Lee Hirsh
Excellent. Thanks for the extra tips. Stamps would look ace
by EricaL
These look great!
by Jane
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