My coaster project at Design*Sponge | How About Orange

December 01, 2010

My coaster project at Design*Sponge

I've got a DIY tutorial up at Design*Sponge today: coasters made from vintage postage stamp images. A quick and easy handmade gift idea, perhaps? Click over to the site to get the instructions along with a printable PDF for making your own.

I should add: I wondered how colorfast these would be, so I soaked one in a bowl of water for an hour. No bleeding occurred. I've been using them for weeks now, and they still look good.

28 comments:

kiddlebug said...

Those look great!! I'll definitely check it out.

Jessica said...

awesome!! I can't wait to try this:)

plainjanescards said...

So cute- what a great gift idea too!

Grandma G said...

Those are super-cute!

Kim said...

Beyond adorable! Love those stamp images and I can't wait to try this out!

Holly said...

So perfect! I just made a burlap stocking complete with vintage postcard images printed on muslin (using the freezer paper method) for a teacher gift. These would be great to stuff the stocking with! I'll just have to test it for colorfast issues. :)

Jess said...

A note on colorfast-ness: I soaked one of the coasters in a bowl of water for an hour as a test, and it didn't bleed at all. I've been using them for weeks and they're working well.

Naturally Carol said...

They are very cool, what a fantastic idea. You could make a special set for Australia Day or those people that had those personalised stamps done could use them too, or the Valentines Day stamps...last year they were really pretty!

Laura said...

Loved this idea! The tutorial is very clear too. I'd love to try it out.

Suzie @ cupcake monkey said...

How awesome!! My list of projects just got a little longer!! :)

live a colorful life said...

the coolest project!

Amy Menges said...

When I saw this project, my jaw dropped. I love it when the two worlds of cute and easy come together and make magic! And it doesn't hurt that I have needed the supplies in house. Now off to my craft room to whip some of these up...

Bego said...

beautiful and so easy! thanks for sharing. these would make indeed very cute gifts :)

Letterpress said...

Thanks for this--I appreciate all your terrific designs!

Becky said...

Rock on Jess! These coasters are fab!

kim said...

nice work - great idea!

jen said...

these are so wonderful! thank you for sharing! :)

Lisa K said...

Oh, I'll be making lots of these for sure. They're adorable. Thanks so much for sharing and making my gift giving more affordable.

Sarah said...

I love them. So cute and so easy. I think I may just be able to handle these for Christmas.

ElizabethD said...

love, love, love! thank you, Jessica!

The Rogers Life said...

Love these, can't wait to make them.

Lisa Brown said...

These are really cute! great for a gift.

ChichiChick said...

These are really awesome! What kind of printer do you use to get such crisp clear images? I only have ink jet printers.

Jess said...

Mine is an older HP inkjet.

linwood avenue said...

i saw this yesterday on her site. love how graphic the images are!

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ara133photography said...

Those look fabulous!!

Allison said...

Those are so cute, I can't stand it!

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