Sunday, December 20, 2009

Coasting Along in December


I'm not much of a crafter at all because I just don't have much patience for the little details. When I saw this idea at Beneath My Heart, Traci assured her readers it would be easy, so I decided to try it.

Check out the link for a step by step tutorial, but basically, you make coasters using 4 inch square tiles from Home Depot (17 cents each!), a little Mod Podge, and your black and white printer.

I printed out initials in fonts that I liked, cut them to size, and glued them to the tiles using Mod Podge. A little Mod Podge on the top, let them dry, then sprayed the top with Acrylic Sealer. The final step was putting a thin piece of self-stick cork on the back so the tiles wouldn't scratch a table.

All of the supplies (except the tile) were at Michael's. This was the easiest, fastest, and least expensive craft I've ever done. Before I knew it I had coasters for my neighbors and friends from my small group.
Whew!


14 comments:

L said...

Love them! The ribbon is perfect presentation, too. :)

Kristina P. said...

Cute idea! BTW, your Snuggie picture is up!

Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

I've seen these out and about in blogland, but yours are by far the CUTEST I've seen. Well done!

Sara said...

REALLY wish I would've seen this YESTERDAY. I just bought new coasters last night but I love these soo much more!

anymommy said...

I am beyond impressed!!

Brenda Susan said...

What a super easy & beautiful idea! You got me thinking now...just might be taking myself over to the craft store tomorrow! Thanks!!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Good for you! They look so pretty all lined up with their bows on. What a great gift.

Deidra said...

very very cool!

Mod Podge Amy said...

Cute!! Your packaging is wonderful as well.

Masala Chica said...

WOW! I think I know what we are doing for our neighbors now. Thanks Anna - that looks gorgeous!

Kiran

Glennon said...

so cute! precious, anna, precious. i wish i was your neighbor.

i once spent hours with my mom making "wine glass charms" for all our friends for christmas. after we were done and packaging them, my dad came in and said "you made them all look the same." which, i learned, defeats the purpose of wine glass charms. it was embarrassing, and that was our last craft. yours are cute enough to give it another shot!

Jacqueline said...

Awesome! once again my laziness has come in handy LOL
these will be perfect gifts and they are soooo easy to make!

Chicago Mom said...

Really cute gift idea!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Yeah! I am so glad you tried this little project. The results are beautiful. This makes me smile!
Traci