This weekend I went to a birthday party of a friend who likes to brew his own beer. The morning of the party I decided to quickly design and print some custom beer coasters out of 1/4" acrylic with a plywood stand. After a little time playing around in illustrator I had a design I was happy with, and started cutting. I engraved the coasters from the bottom so that the top stays smooth and clean.
The full set of 8 coasters was ready to go well before the afternoon party. Often the design process takes a lot longer than actually cutting the pieces. It was fun to do a project that came together so quickly, and it was a hit at the party.