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Easy, Affordable, DIY Coasters

I hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday weekend.

First off, thank you all for appreciating (and commenting on) my crankiness!  And your comments totally cracked me up!  I have found my people!

I’ve always thought of myself as a pleasant, even keeled guy.  I guess I was just alarmed to find that my authorial “voice” was that of the old man who lives down the street and keeps yelling at people to “get off my lawn!”

I’ve been workin’ workin’ workin’ this weekend to get ready for the Rose Bowl  – pics tomorrow of some of my finished (well lets be honest, almost finished) projects.

In the meantime my latest tutorial has been posted over at Mod Podge Rocks.

I found what I think is a terrific, easy and affordable way to make round coasters that have enough weight to stay put when you pick up your glass.

Amy focused on the geeky, comic book aspect that I brought to it but this method would work for any kind of image, paper or fabric that appealed.  Check it out if you’re so inclined.


About cheltenhamroad

I’ve been surrounded by amazingly creative people my whole life. My mom can, and does, make anything. The family has on occasion speculated that she just whipped up my dad one day when she discovered some left over fabric and stuffing. My three sisters have mad skills ranging from needlework to cooking to out and out ART. My father’s desk when I was growing up had a model train set going around it, oh, and he made that desk-from scratch. I’m the youngest and, as you can imagine, it’s a hard series of acts to follow. Truth be told, I’ve spent many, many years suppressing the creative instincts I learned at home. But I realized (rather late in life) that few things bring me more joy than making and creating. For the longest time when I went to stores I didn’t think, “I want that” I thought, “I can make that.” And, with a deep breath and a leap, I’ve started on a very new, kinda scary path. I’ve given up my steady, dependable (dull!) corporate life to spend my days happily humming away in my garage designing, creating, painting, decoupaging and sawing and, since this blog will be an honest take on things, there is also a fair amount of tripping, spilling and swearing. Through this blog I hope to share with you the struggles and (hopefully) triumphs of a very non-businessy business person. I also hope to make this blog a resource for people who like to work with their hands and who are, like me, always looking at things and thinking “I could make that!” I’ve lived many places since I left Cheltenham Road; I currently live in Los Angeles California. So, with this preamble- Welcome to Cheltenham Road! Please come on over and make yourself comfortable – the place is always open.

2 responses »

  1. These are GREAT David…and OMG…your last comment on my blog had me spluttering my Pinot all over my computer screen!! Thanks for the chuckle…and I promise to keep your secret…

  2. Hey friend! You are amazing. LOVED all your tutes, especially this last one. From your resident geek ;p


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