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2007-06-01

Make Your Own Coaster Purse/Totes

How about these Coaster Purses/Totes? Here's a really cool way to use chipboard coasters - make a purse and fill it with matching photo boards or matching cards or whatever will bless you!


You are welcomed to make these for personal use but please do not submit as your own original work for magazine submissions or contests. I'm sure you can relate to that, huh?

You will need 5 of the 4"x4" coasters. Here's how to make them:

-Ink your brayer with Pastel Kaleidacolor rainbow (5 colors) inkpad and brayer in color to your coasters as your background.

-Stamp your favorite theme. I used "basic birds" and "abundance is" rubber stamp sets here.

-Color in your images with Prismacolor pencils.

-Use a cosmetic sponge to ink the edges of the coasters with Palette "cognac brown" inkpad.

-Take two of the coasters. Each one will be creased at 1/4" of its two sides. Sand lightly where needed. Drop down to the SLIDE SHOW for a better view of the 1/4" creases.

-Aligning and holding a "creased" & an "uncreased" coaster together, with a Cropodile I punched holes at each corner.

-Aligning and holding these two coasters together, set the eyelets at the corners.

-Cut a 14" piece (or whatever size you desire) of refrigeration vinyl tubing.

-With Cropodile, punch a hole on each side of tubing, about 1/4" from each end and insert "ball chainz" into the tubing.

-Punch a hole at center top where you will insert a large brad in thru the coaster and the vinyl handles. Again, go to the SLIDE SHOW for a better view of this.

-You will use the 5th coaster for the bottom of the purse. I used "Yes!Glue" to adhere it to the bottom and it worked wonderfully.

Click here for my online store where you can find highlighted and other TAC items. ny questions, please leave a note. Enjoy making these as gifts!

Here's a slide show of them:

3 comments:

Gillian Hamilton said...

WOWZERS Mary, these are just toooo CUTE!!!! love them...
Welcome to DCM.... I'm so glad you've shown us these beautiful creations :O)

Louly said...

They are really beautiful, well done you!

All Ink'd Up with Awna said...

beautiful as always!!!

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