Hey everyone! Today I am back to share another fun and easy project using Contrado’s print on demand custom fabric. I shared this fun paci blanket a few days ago using their soft velvet. Today I am going to share how to make custom photo coasters using their neoprene. Yes, they have printable neoprene, isn’t that so cool! It is really easy to make and design these coasters too.
The first thing you need to do is design your coasters. I used photos I love. I cropped each photo to 4″ square and then moved them all onto a large blank file in photoshop. I turned on the grid so I could space them out nicely and then moved them around until there was about a half-inch in between all of them. I cropped in removing any excess blank space around the edges and saved it. Then I uploaded it and had it printed to custom dimensions on the neoprene fabric.
When I received the fabric all I had to do was cut the coasters out. I used a quilting ruler, self-healing mat, and a rotary cutter to cut out my squares. You could also use some nice sharp scissors. Once your squares are cut out your are ready to use them as coasters.
I am so happy with the way my coasters turned out! The printing looks fantastic and they feel just like the neoprene you see in the stores for bottle bags and lunch totes. I was very impressed with the neoprene fabric and think I will definitely be ordering more of it to make coasters for Christmas gifts this year! I hope you guys will give this easy project a try too, you will love it!
Be sure to check out all the amazing fabric (over 99 different kinds) over at Contrado’s website. To read more about this fantastic print on demand site check out their about page here. Also be sure to follow along on their social sites; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.