The thing is: My lovely husband has this furtive habit (heheheee…): to bring home carton cup coasters from bars and restaurants.
What is wrong with that? Nothing BUT two little things: 1.: I had this super catholic education, and I really can’t help myself from feeling terribly guilty every time I see the coasters, and 2.: the fact that this carton things stink after some time (and ok : I understand it only happens because they are recyclable stuff… and they are actually meant to be thrown and taken away).
So, what about using some lovely fabric leftovers to cover the carton coasters?
Felt like a great idea that could prolong the coasters short life , minimize the smell problem and also help me hiding the images that keep remembering me the coasters used to belong somewhere else…
Would it take me a lot of time? No!!!
Would it take me a lot of work? No!!!
And what if I glued the fabric on the coasters, creating a waterproof layer between the stinky carton and the final extra absorbent fabric coverture?! (OK… now I am just kidding you!!! I just wanted to make things as fast as possible: after all it was a prototype! And fortunately it happened to work just fine!).
This project was so successful that I started gluing fabric to cartons regularly (I mean, what happens with your life when you decide not to have fun…), producing beautiful mouse pads, pan coasters, and also a coaster for our bathroom… I mean: why not?!?
That is it… And I bet you must be looking for some glue and fabric by now, right?!