Bring a burst of color and pattern to your table with coasters made from upcycled magazine pages. Tear out pages, then fold each page into 1/4-inch strips and coat with rubber cement. Next, cut approximately 25 strips and place them to the side. Unfurl a paper clip and wrap the first strip around, creating a perfect hole for the center of the coaster. Once the first strip is wrapped around the paper clip, keep it securely wound with a bead of hot glue. Continue to roll the strip around the paper clip, then layer other strips on top, securing each strip to one another with glue. Once the shape of a coaster takes shape, secure the very end of the last strip in place with glue.
Allow your coasters to dry for at least 30 minutes before using. Keep in mind that even after they dry, these coasters will be somewhat delicate. We recommend hand washing them (rather than putting them in the dishwasher) to keep them in good condition.
If you love the botanical trend but aren’t quite ready to dive in full force, why not start with a simple DIY that adds just a touch of nature to your abode? These adorable botanical-print wooden coasters by from Tidbits are just the thing!