Wednesday, March 13, 2013


  This is a very easy project to do but requires a can opener that removes the complete top of the can leaving a nice ridge around the outside of the top. The holder is made from scrap cardboard.

Can top 
Spray can of Stone spray paint (see picture below).
Scrap cardboard.
Medium sand paper.
White glue, wood stain, and polyurethane.

A compass for drawing circles.
A pair of scissors.
Straight pins and small clothes pins.  
Small poly brushes   

1. Clean can top and spray both sides with desired Stone Paint.
2. After Stone Paint is set apply 2 coats of Polyurethane to both sides of coaster.
3. With a compass draw 4 circles sightly larger than your coasters on scrap cardboard. The sides of a cereal box work good.
4. Draw a center line through the circle and cut in half forming 8 half circles.
5. Glue 4 each half circles together to form the 2 sides of coaster holder(set a weight on top of pieces to clamp).
6. When the glue is set sand the 2 half circles until the out side edges are even.
7. Cut 4 strips of cardboard 1.25 inches wide and long enough to cover the edge of the half circles.
8. Glue the first strip to one half circle and secure with straight pins as in photo below.
9. Repeat step 8 to attach second half circle to first strip.
10. Attach the other 3 strip with white glue and secure with small clothes pins as in photo below.
11. When glue is dry sand holder completely.
12. With compass draw 4 larger circles of about 4 inches and cut out with scissors.
13. Glue all large circles together and weight down to clamp.
14. Sand large circles completely.
15. Glue holder to the center of the large circle base making sure to keep the top of the holder level at the top.
16. When glue is set sand assembly making sure to remove any vissible glue marks, and apply walnut wood stain(dark brown liquid shoe polish could be used).
17. Apply 2 to 3 coats of polyurethane or amber shellac( the first photo above has shellac).
18. Place coasters in holder and start using your new coasters.


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