Click on more if you are interested in seeing a quick tutorial for this fun project. Think Mother’s Day present, think Teacher gift! This is great for any occasion. I can’t wait to make my next one.
The images in the tutorial are thumb nails. Click on them to see a bigger picture.
- 12 light or medium weight coasters
- 12 3 3/4″ squares pictures and/or patterned paper
- Sticky Tape
- 3 strands of ribbon about 45″ each
- regular adhesive
Mark 6 coaster on one side at 3/4″, 2″ and 3 1/4″. Keep your other 6 coasters blank.
(Before starting this project, I added Expresso Adirondack Acrylic Paint to the edges of my coasters.)
Take your first marked coaster and add sticky strip over the lines you made earlier.
Tape your ribbon down as shown. Top ribbon going to the right, middle to the left and bottom ribbon to the right.
Take an unmarked coaster and tape it down on top of the first coaster to sandwich the ribbon in between the two.
Take your ribbon and fold it over your unmarked coaster.
Important!!!! Don’t tape it down. Just fold it over.
Take a marked coaster and lay it on top of your previous coaster. Add tape again over the your lines. Tape down ribbon.
Repeat step five and six until you are on your last marked coaster. Tape your ribbon down and cut off the leftover ribbon. Then tape your last unmarked coaster over that.
Decorate the front.
Decorate your inside pages by sliding your patterned paper or photo underneath your ribbon. Don’t tape anything over the ribbon or your Jacob’s ladder won’t flip!
Variations:Try different sizes with different amount of pages! I think these can be very addicting. I can’t wait to make another! I am thinking soft colors as a baby gift? Birthday party album? I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!
- Make sure your ribbon doesn’t twist up or it won’t work.
- Play with it several times. Every time you make it flip, it will work better. Help it out a bit in the beginning if one or more of the coasters won’t turn.