Friday, July 16, 2010

Project Day: Vintage Wallpaper Coasters








I got inspired by"Frankie" magazine to create some unique coasters of my own. But instead of using vintage storybook pages I used vintage wallpaper samples. Remember my cupboard doors I created? Well there were a few offcuts left. Here's what you need:
  • 4 wooden blank coasters [ from craft stores ]
  • Spray adhesive
  • Wallpaper offcuts/samples [ try Ebay ]
  • Clear nail polish varnish
  • Stanley knife
* Trace the shape of the coaster on the reverse side of the wallpaper offcuts.
* Cut out each shape carefully and try and cut a little on the inside of the trace [ this will make it fit nicer].
* Spray the adhesive on both the top of the coaster and the underside of the paper. Let them sit for a minute.
* Stick the two together.
* Trim off any excess with a Stanley knife.
* Apply the clear varnish all over the coasters [ you can use spray varnish if you have some, this is loads quicker].

Thanks for all your understanding this week. I have lots going on at the moment and may not have visited you much this week. Sorry lovelies.
Have a great weekend.
Simone xx

45 comments:

  1. That's very clever. I love the price of the wallpaper 60cents per single roll. That show just how vintage it is!

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  2. How funny Simone, I only saw these yesterday and thought straight away of you! I love your twist on them with the wallpaper. Don't you just love Frankie magazine, I enjoyed the article on collecting kitsch bits and bobs, have a great weekend, cheers Katherine

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  3. Great idea! You are a clever one, they look good and nail vanish??? Who would have thought..

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  4. Super cute! I was just thinking my daughter was in need of some coasters. Going to send her the link.

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  5. Gorgeous - love the old fashioned wallpaper. Leigh

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  6. How gorgeous are those?! I love them!

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  7. Thats great Simone you know I have had 8 craft coasters sat in one of my boxes for the past 3 years well they are being dusted down I am going to have a go thanks so much!! :))))

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  8. These are soo Adorable. And what cute gifts they would make. I'm totally going to make me some. But Because I don't just have vintage wallpaper sample laying around, maybe I'll just use cute craft paper. That should still work, right?

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  9. wow those look awesome - I keep hoping I'll find some vintage wallpaper on my op shop expeditions but the oldest I've found so far have been from the early 90s - ick! stripes, shine and flowers all in one hmmm

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  10. Cool! Didn't know one could buy blank coasters! ♥

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  11. I love me some DIY projects! These looks great! -ashley

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  12. What a fantastic project Simone...these look great xx

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  13. dear Simone...that looks like a fabulous & easy project to tackle....with a wonderful result!! my kind of project!!

    have a great weekend...(my son who lives on the gold coast says the weather was gorgeous yesterday..so hope the same in Brisbane)..

    xx andrea

    ps..looking forward to hearing about your new business..

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  14. They look great Simone.
    You could probably use Modge Podge as well instead of the nail varnish.
    Have a wonderful weekend
    Alison

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  15. That is such a cute idea. I recently went to an estate sale where I passed on some wallpaper books, with some samples. I wasn't sure what I would do with them. I'm so sad I didn't buy them now.

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  16. We don't have Frankie magazine here in the States. Love your coasters! FUN & FAB!
    Blessings!

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  17. this little idea is right up my alley! love 'em.

    xo
    elyse

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  18. i'm inspired ~ i want to make some of my own! thanks :)

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  19. Lovin this project!!! Cute, esp. the wall paper designs:-)

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  20. OMG, I LOVE this!!!! I have a ton of vintage wall paper and I am going to make some of these for my house and for gifts.. I make the fabric ones, but I LOVE these!!!! Great idea.. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. ...You have inspired me to use my vintage fabrics in this way...I am going to try it!...loved seeing your blog in romantic home!...Thanks for sharing!

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  22. So lovely...I am looking for vintage wallpaper..it is so hard to find..any ideas. xoxoxo Happy Friday.

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  23. That is such a fabulous and simple idea, Simone!! Just wonderful...I hope all is well with you! Much love sent your way! xxoo :)

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  24. cute! and not so hard to make!
    have a sweet weekend,
    justyna

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  25. I know I always say this Simone, but I really LOVe this project. I love ALL of your projects. Fabulous wallpaper cut-offs:) Hope you have a wonderful weekend ~ Tina xx

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  26. I love this idea! You come up with good ideas all the time.
    Brenda

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  27. hi simone...i love those coasters!! i just painted 4 like that with chalkboard paint and put little magnets on the back of them. the possibilities are endless with old coasters!! yours are lovely!! so glad i'm not the only one that picks those things up at junk shops.
    have a great weekend.
    sue

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  28. Very cute idea Simone, it is nice to change up something and make it your own!

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  29. AWESOME! Clever girl. I wish I was game enough to try it, but I would probably stuff it up! Have a great weekend!

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  30. Hi Simone! So cute :)
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    http://deco-marce.blogspot.com/2010/07/reciclando-mantas-frazadas-proyecto-iii.html

    Marce

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  31. Very sweet idea. I've got some old sheet music that might work too.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  32. What a super idea, I keep seeing all this old wall paper at thrift stores and now I know it has a use. Having had a terrible time stripping wall paper out of this new (to us) home, I'd better sneak it in as dh would cry in dismay if he saw me bringing in rolls of wall paper. Ha.

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  33. They look great! I don't think I have the patience for such precision work!

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  34. The coasters are GREAT!! love them.
    Hope you are having a sweet weekend

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  35. these are sooooo cute! and using nail polish is brilliant! : )

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  36. wow!!! love the idea! i can't wait to try! i think i'll share this on my blog if you don't mind!

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  37. Great post, Simone. I'm always short of coasters. Hope your weekend is going well. The Johnny Depp comment made me smile. xx

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  38. Beautiful and interesting blog!!!
    Just be happy that I have become your new follower:)
    Come you to my blog, I believe you will like and maybe you will want to follow me further.
    Regards from hot Croatia.

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  39. You always have great projects Simone! the vintage paper looks great as a coaster.
    Hope you have had a lovely weekend.
    Ness xx

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  40. great tutorial!
    can't resist to a vintage looking.. anywhere :)
    I would like you to visit my blog, there it's my first tutorial ever, and it includes seashells! you might like it!
    hugs and kisses

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  41. Hi Simone, these are stunning! The wallpaper is amazing. A lucky find! Particularly love the yellow and orange one. Hey, you're only human! (as my mum always tells me)! Px

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  42. love this project! thanks so much for sharing, I can't wait to make some of my own!!! :)

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