Album cover coasters

February 05, 2009

I have so many fond memories of my records and my record player, like putting on my headset and cranking up the tunes while playing on my PC jr.! 

I saw this really cool coaster tutorial on The Spotted Sparrow and I knew I had to give it a try. And when I was trying to come up with different kinds of crafts for the craft-a-long I remembered this tutorial and decided I would immortalize some of my favorite '80s album covers on coasters. 

So here they are: 

Belinda - Belinda Carlisle
Beauty and the Beat - The Go-Gos
Like a Prayer - Madonna
The Best of Berlin - Berlin 

Like A Prayer turned out the best, and rightfully so. It is my favorite album of all time, and the one I would want with me if I was stuck on a deserted island, that and maybe Concrete Blonde's Bloodletting too!

Anyway, the project was really a lot easier than I anticipated. I just scanned my CD covers into my computer and printed them out the size of the tile. I then followed the instructions on the tutorial. They did curl up a little, so next time I think I need more Mod Podge underneath the pictures, but other than that they turned out pretty cool!

I really wanted to include Duran Duran's Rio and Bananarama's True Confessions, since those were two of my absolute favorite '80s albums, but I couldn't find my CDs. Maybe I'll add them to my coasters the next time I get up in my attic. :)

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  1. Great idea!

    However I must point out that, although a Steelers fan myself, the song is getting annoying :P

    (but I have a thing about music on websites, so it might just be me!)


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