Mario Coaster Set

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Mario Coaster Set

Postby iamadecoy » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:19 am

My boyfriend desperately needed coasters for our table, so I decided to make some for him! It's probably my most favorite thing that I've done so far!

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I put them up on my Etsy, but I'll have to make a new set if anyone wants them. These are spoken for!

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Re: Mario Coaster Set

Postby Rozez1982 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:43 pm

Those are nice. I love how they have a clear background, makes them really pop. Way to be creative! :D

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Re: Mario Coaster Set

Postby YeahYeahYouWere » Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:14 am

Very nice! The controller holder really ties it all together :)
Current Projects: Legend of Zelda Magnet Set, Mario Kart coasters (50% done - Mario and Peach finished, Yoshi and Luigi or Toad pending)
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Re: Mario Coaster Set

Postby Ellentje » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:50 am

Really nice! I really like the box :D

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Re: Mario Coaster Set

Postby double j » Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:28 am

Very cool. :Mario

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Re: Mario Coaster Set

Postby RenaeNaeMarie » Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:26 pm

Awesome! Do you plan on putting cork on the backsides, or something? I made coasters once and I felt like they were incomplete because sometimes the condensation would seep through the beads. Any suggestions from anyone?

Yours look great. The controller box is really cool too! :good:

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Re: Mario Coaster Set

Postby iamadecoy » Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:58 am

Thanks for all the lovely comments!

I'm thinking about putting cork on the next ones to make them more functional, but with the clear background it would have looked strange to have something on the bottom!

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Re: Mario Coaster Set

Postby Alora » Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:53 pm

RenaeNaeMarie wrote:Awesome! Do you plan on putting cork on the backsides, or something? I made coasters once and I felt like they were incomplete because sometimes the condensation would seep through the beads. Any suggestions from anyone?

Yours look great. The controller box is really cool too! :good:


I was actually thinking of making some coasters myself and thought of a solution for this. A lot of mass-manufactured coaster (like made of metal or ceramic) use felt backing. So I was going to cut out felt (like the flat sheets you get at craft stores) to the shape of the coaster and attach with either an epoxy or hot glue. Haven't tried yet, but felt can be pretty absorbent! Cork might be too fragile to withstand condensation.

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Re: Mario Coaster Set

Postby RenaeNaeMarie » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:12 pm

Alora wrote:
RenaeNaeMarie wrote:Awesome! Do you plan on putting cork on the backsides, or something? I made coasters once and I felt like they were incomplete because sometimes the condensation would seep through the beads. Any suggestions from anyone?

Yours look great. The controller box is really cool too! :good:


I was actually thinking of making some coasters myself and thought of a solution for this. A lot of mass-manufactured coaster (like made of metal or ceramic) use felt backing. So I was going to cut out felt (like the flat sheets you get at craft stores) to the shape of the coaster and attach with either an epoxy or hot glue. Haven't tried yet, but felt can be pretty absorbent! Cork might be too fragile to withstand condensation.


Cork is often used for coasters like these. I have some coasters that are just straight cork too and they're very absorbent. Felt might work if there is very little condensation.

iamadecoy wrote:Thanks for all the lovely comments!

I'm thinking about putting cork on the next ones to make them more functional, but with the clear background it would have looked strange to have something on the bottom!


I didn't think about the clear beads! You're right, some of mine have clear beads too and I didn't even think about how silly they would look with something visible on the back lol. I'll stick with no back for now, too! :)

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Re: Mario Coaster Set

Postby mariojunkie » Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:56 am

Love it!!! Super Cute!
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