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Cool coasters made from old 45 records
It seems that no one has a record player any more, and 45's are ending up in thrift shops. I picked up a bunch at 5 for a dollar. Here is a great way to give new life to outdated technology! (sorry, would have added better step by step pics, but computer was being weird and would not load them. But the steps are pretty self explanatory so it should be fine)

Posted by Danielle A. from Jacksonville, Florida, United States • Published See Danielle A.'s 5 projects »
  • How to make a recycled coaster. 45 Coasters - Step 1
    Step 1

    1. Using your craft knife, carve around the center of the 45 several times. You can also use a Dremel tool, but I found that to be very messy and leaves a rough edge.

  • How to make a recycled coaster. 45 Coasters - Step 2
    Step 2

    2. After tracing around the center of the 45 several times, gently bend the record plate to break off.

  • Step 3

    3. Use a file (I used a foot file from a pharmacy) or sand paper to smooth the edges.

  • Step 4

    4. Trace the 45 on to felt and cut the fabric slightly smaller than the coaster.

  • Step 5

    5. Use white glue, hot glue or mod podge to attach the felt to the back of your coaster.

  • How to make a recycled coaster. 45 Coasters - Step 6
    Step 6

    6. I used mod podge to seal the front of the 45 to keep cold drinks from ruining the front of the coaster. You could use nail polish or skip this step all together, but the coasters will not last as long.

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Danielle A.
Danielle A. · Jacksonville, Florida, US · 5 projects
Thanks Rebecca, I will have to check e bay for them! Would love to see how yours turn out!
Musta-Kissa · Catania, Sicilia, IT · 39 projects
Wooow I've got the same cutter XD
Rebecca S.
Rebecca S. · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 2 projects
I've seen these for sale and nearly bought some. Will be making my own now! Just had a thought that LPs might make good table mats. Think they would just about be big enough.....
(Ebay is also good for a lots of old vinyl.)

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