How To Make a Coaster Using a Magazine

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Jan 28, 2010 11:53 AM ET

Make a Coaster Using a Magazine

Tools and Materials Needed

  • 1 magazine (5 pages)

  • Scissor or razor

Instructions on How To Make a Coaster Using a Magazine: Full instructions with pictures can be found on How About Orange.

  • Rip five pages out of a magazine.

  • Cut torn edges so they are straight.

  • Cut the pages in half lengthwise.

  • Fold each page into thirds. Making sure that you fold the cut edges inwards.

  • Then fold that in half. Repeat for all pages.

  • Start weaving. This is where it gets to be a bit confusing and you need some coordination. I'd definitely consult the images in the original post or check out my video.

  • You want to weave the fold pages into each other so they interlock. Think over, under, over, under.

  • After the first two strips are interlocked, you'll want to add another strip to interlock with those and keep going.

  • Like I said check out the images in the original or check the video. It's too confusing for me to write.

  • Make sure that the strips remain tight together while weaving.

  • Once you have all of the strips interlocked, you'll want to cut off the extra edges and tuck them into the closest weave.

  • Your coaster is now complete.

  • You can spray with acrylic to harden and seal it or just use it as is and accept that the paper will crinkle up some. is dedicated to our users. We focus our attention on changing the world through recycling, waste-to-energy and conservation. We reward our users for their sustainable behaviors on our website, through our Greenopolis Tracking Stations and with curbside recycling programs.


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