3/24/11

The Easiest DIY Ever

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I found a bunch of acrylic gas station letters and numbers at a flea market in OKC, OK that have been sitting around just waiting for something to do. I had a small stack sitting on my side table and needed something to put my coffee cup on when it dawned on me. DUH. Make them into coasters.

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Being acrylic, they are a little tricky to cut. I tried using kitchen scissors but then decided to try and use my paper cutter. It needed sharpening anyway. I would suggest using an X-acto knife or sharper craft scissors.

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Mark them in the middle or cut them into squares so they are even on all sides.

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They have a really modern, graphic feel to them and it's another way to add a little bit of an industrial feel to your home. I found mine for $ .25 each so I didn't mind cutting them in half. You may be able to find some at your local flea market or Etsy. Here are a few.

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They'd look great in black and I've seen some in orange and would be the perfect house warming gift for a friend with modern tastes.

xoxo,
Rachel

12 comments:

Batzy Shop said...

Very creative, and pretty! I'll have to find some of those signs :3

Lauren said...

Very cool Rachel and your home looks awesome!

Alice said...

Oh good grief, just started looking through your Flickr! Looove!

heyjenrenee said...

brilliant!! we have a bunch of metal ones, but now I'll be sure to start looking for plastic. :)

jessie b said...

you're so clever. love 'em

featherfactor said...

How cool! Beautiful home - you are so creative <3 Love your blog, just found it.

www.featherfactor.com

craftydill said...

very clever!

Liz V. said...

Ooh! These are fantastic!

Charin said...

Love them! You make fabulous look so easy :)

Lindsay C said...

This is such a cute idea! I love easy DIYs :)

Courtney said...

very cute and inspiring idea. i simply love upcycling old pieces.

Elizabeth said...

I was wondering where you got your blue lily of the valley tumbler? I have a small yellow juice glass just like it. I found it thrifting and have tried to find others like it on the internet, but no luck. Thought you might know more about it. Thanks!