The first bunchNovember 19, 2008 at 10:25 pm | Posted in All Finished Crafts | 1 Comment
Tags: cardboard, coaster, IKEA, paper, quilling, recycle
Viva La Vida is a good song. Whenever I am under pressure, upset or frustrated, I would keep playing it loudly from the laptop again and again and seek to write something, that is exactly what I am doing.
I didn’t have time to look through the things listed in the threadbanger coaster round-up post. Probably the first glance still gave me some inspirations. Last weekend, I came up with my own idea. Actually my original goal was not making the coaster but to get rid of a pile of packing cardboards from IKEA that occupies half of our small balcony, attracting all kinds of birds all the time. The paper recycling bin for our building has been missing since the day it was supposed to appear. The public recycle place is 10-min-walk away, not so far, but far enough to make the task undesirable. We’ve moved in for over 2 months so the cardboards have been there for that long. It seems to me the best way to get rid of them is to “consume” them piece by piece.
I started cutting circles from it. All kinds of circles using different round household articles as pattern. I also had several round squares not shown in the picture. I got tired of cutting circles, then I turned to strips. It’s straighforward to make round coaster similar to what people did with old magazines. I still got bored after I rolled the first one, so I tried to do some quilling with the remaining strips. The star or flower looks rustic, not so regular, coz I didn’t follow any design but try to make it i experimentally. Technically speaking, it’s only a proof of concept. Finishing it like this made me happy. God knows how hard for me to feel happy nowadays. Yup, I am still listening to Viva La Vida.