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START WEAVING MAGAZINE COASTERS

The woven magazine coaster is something easy to make. It makes a great gift too. Many friends have asked how it is made. We have taken time to compile some photographed steps. This will help some of you who want to experiment...

Take a piece of magazine spread and measure it by a quarter.

Fold the quarter into half.

And from the half, a third.

Fold it into half again to hide the edges of the magazine paper. This will help to reinforce the paper and prevent it from tearing.

Fold the strip into half.

Lock the first 2 strips together.

This provides a solid base/start to your weaving. It is locked and will not come apart.

This is the following steps. You should not do the locking anymore. It should be everything in the "V" of the strip or out of the strip, alternately. A regular coaster needs about 8 x 8 strips. You will have to put them tight to make a perfect square. If not, it will be loose and more of a rectangle. We will post more tips and tricks soon. Meanwhile, have fun weaving and enjoy those icy cold drinks. Magazine coasters are really good at absorbing water.

FULL INSTRUCTIONS HERE.

31 comments:

Lolo said...

I have used those coasters, it works really well, and it's quite easy to make, Great Idea !

Kurtis said...

Great idea, and great tutorial. I am going to have to try to make some of these.

Stephiekins said...

That is wonderful! I have a quick question, though...how do you finish off the ends/the project itself?

Anonymous said...

What do you mean by locking it? i don't get it

Anonymous said...

You cut the end of the strip, so that it is about 1.5 to 2 square long and tuck it in without showing the loose strip. You should be able to gauge that folding it down without weaving it first.

Anonymous said...

Locking it means interlocking it so that the initial 2 strips do not separate when you pull them apart.

APRIL said...

Why not just fold the whole magazine page 4 times and slap it down and use that as a coaster... skip all this artsy fartsy stuff!

Anonymous said...

If you cover the finished product with clear nail polish the colours don't bleed when they get wet and the coasters last longer.

Jiya James said...

Those coasters are too good bingo numbers games.

Gloria said...

I am addicted to making these! Thanks for the great idea and they work great to. I found you featured on Tipnut, congratulations!

Jennifer said...

Made my first one and on to my next.

Anonymous said...

confusing

ironik said...

Thanks for the idea :) I like it a lot!

Anonymous said...

I dont understand how to finish it off!!

i made mine and now it looks like crap because i tried tucking in the ends but it wouldnt stay so i stapled it and then i put ribbon over the staples lol

wow i need to redo it.

Anonymous said...

Do they get ruined after a few times they are used because of condensation??

Anonymous said...

not at all. they absorb the water and dries fairly quickly

scrappinkay said...

this looks fun. What size exactly does the beginning piece of magazine paper need to be?

Anonymous said...

directions confusing

Anonymous said...

I guess FF posted this as a starter for everyone. They would eventually sell this though. I would suppose that the beginning size is of a normal magazine, like one strip is folded from a quarter of a magazine page. I know for sure they used vogue magazine pages.

Anonymous said...

If I tuck the loose ends they are falling apart. Do I nee to glue them in place?

Shore Debris said...

This was fun! I created my first coaster 4 nights ago, although it does not look near as good as the pictures here because I was adjusting mine too much and made the edges of my folds look worn. Maybe the next one will look better :) Look out - I have like 100 magazines lying around my house!

Anonymous said...

hi great idea, going to have a go to make it. I am also looking for instructions on how to weave using magazines or newspapers to make a waste paper basket. Any ideas or links to websites you could suggest?

Prajakta Thanekar said...

Your tutorial made it really simple to make those coasters. And they look nice and colorful.

Carey said...

My name is Carey, I am the editor of an English-language cultural magazine in Barcelona, Spain (miniguide.es).

We would like to feature your DIY magazine coaster project in our next issue for August and September, could you please email me at: carey@miniguide.es to discuss details.

Thanks, and great project!

Anonymous said...

Wow neat! This is a really great site! I am wondering if anyone else has come across something
similar in the past? Keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

Hi,

This is a inquiry for the webmaster/admin here at projectfidgetyfingers.blogspot.com.

Can I use some of the information from your blog post right above if I provide a backlink back to this website?

Thanks,
William

Fidgety Fingers said...

Definitely William. Please email us at fidgetystudio@gmail.com to tell us more.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Thanks for sharing the link - but unfortunately it seems to be down? Does anybody here at projectfidgetyfingers.blogspot.com have a mirror or another source?


Thanks,
John

suzene said...

Hi John, are you sure the link does not work? Seems t work fine for us. Try this then http://projectfidgetyfingers.blogspot.com/2010/06/start-weaving-magazine-coasters.html

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