Iron-on vinyl coasters, part 2 | How About Orange

May 20, 2008

Iron-on vinyl coasters, part 2

I bought this lemon paper ages ago because it matches our crazy fake lemon branches (see picture here). I guess I should say "faux" instead of "fake" to make stuff sound fancier. Anyhow, I bought it and then I couldn't think of anything to do with it until now: clearly the answer is more vinyl. I ironed it onto the paper, which worked great. (Except for the piece I ironed too long and the paper turned brown. Oops.) After vinylizing the paper, I stuck self-adhesive cork on the back and cut out squares.

20 comments:

Nicole said...

Brilliant! I love them!!!

Island Girl said...

You are so crafty!!

Pintoo said...

Love the paper.. you are so full of ideas

v8_grrl said...

HEEHEE, Because you NEVER have enough Coasters. I like them...Maybe you should start a coaster exchange
v8_grrl

kelly said...

You're an Iron-on Vinyl Pioneer! I hadn't even thought to try it on paper... now I will!

Casey said...

I love them! I think I have something to add to my shopping list today

Grandma G said...

So pretty... and perfect with your lemon branches!

Erin said...

I found the vinyl at Joanne's but I don't have any paper right now that I really like. I'm going shopping for some later this week. Great ideas - as always!

Kami said...

Awesome! Where'd the self-adhesive cork come from?

The Bullknitter said...

Now all you need is a set of placemats made the same way to go with!

Megumi said...

Finally!

Erin said...

Hey! I saw your a picture of your booth at the Market! Chickpea Sewing Studio has some pictures up on her blog and your booth looked great!

Jess said...

v8_grrl, I know. I'm coaster-obsessed.

kami, I got the cork at Home Depot. Comes on a roll in the contact paper section and you use it for lining drawers normally, I think. It's kind of curly, so I've had to flatten it under some books.

erin, I'll have to go check that out! Caroline Devoy put together the booth, and I've only seen a picture of it on her blog. I'd love to see more photos! Thanks!

Pintoo said...

Rolled up cork can be flattened by sprinkling some water on it and then iron it with some protective layer on the top. It works

Crafty Carolinagirl said...

Oh my gosh! What a great idea. I am going to have to make some of these coasters since my cat is always hiding the ones I have out now.

summer pickles said...

oooh, these are lovely! love the paper - gorgeous! am looking forward to some more vinyl-ing adventures...

Social Network Web Design said...

What a clever idea! Your designs are lovely.

Jess said...

Pintoo, that's an awesome suggestion. Thanks!

GG said...

That's such a great idea! I've been looking for the perfect coasters but now I know how to create my own! Thanks!

Ginger said...

Love that you put cork on the back was thinking same thing to do.Planing on mking it for the 4th of july as gifts. Also for under a plant for me easy clean up just going to make it bigger and cutting in shapes of pot.Hugs thank you for th ideas.

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