I've been looking for some plate stands to display the coasters I made that night and I haven't had much luck. Partially due to the fact that I'm stingy and can't bring myself to pay $20 for a stand (especially when I need 4 of them). I've found some for $5 at Wal*Mart but sadly they never have enough of the right colors......I need 4 of the same color and they can't seem to have them all at once and I can't just buy a 1 or 2 at a time......don't ask.....it's a curse LOL
So, while laying in bed the other day, it just came to me! What does every household have an abundance of?
Toilet paper rolls! LOL
So then I thought: "Well, I can just cut a shape out of it, making it resemble the stands they sell, right?"
So then you'd have this, but while it does what it's "made" to do, it isn't exactly pleasing to the eye.
That's where the scrapbook paper and Mod Podge comes in handy. :-)
You take your cut out and trace the outline on to the back of the scrapbook paper you're wanting to use.....like so.
Make sure you trace both sides, just in case one side is "off" a little more then the other. Then again, maybe there's no need in doing that, but *I* had too. LOL
Now it's Mod Podge time! :-D
Now you coat both sides of the TP roll with the Mod Podge. Make sure you coat it well.
Then you place your cut-out scrapbook paper onto the sides:
After your sides have been placed, coat the whole thing with Mod Podge and let sit to dry (doesn't take very long). Don't worry about the cloudiness, the Mod Podge will dry clear.
And voila, you're done! Toilet Paper Roll decorative stands. They work perfect to display my coasters although they aren't the sturdiest.......I probably wouldn't put anything too heavy or valuable on them with out some sort of reinforcement. With that said, they work perfectly for what I want and they look good and are cheap to boot! :-D
I've placed mine on top of my DVD towers and I love how they turned out!