Thursday, December 11, 2014

Handmade Christmas - DIY Coasters

I love making handmade gifts for Christmas. Not only does the art or crafting of the project ease the craziness of the season, but it also brings lots love to the receiver. I always love seeing the reaction when someone special opens up a package made by hand! Are you making anything this season?

One super fun gift giving idea is making coasters! There are SO many different ways to put them together. Plus, they are super easy to make and you can pick up just about everything you need in one place (in my case Hobby Lobby). 

All I needed for this project was plain wooden coasters, paint, All That Glitters mambiSHEETS 12 x12 pad, pre-cut 4x4 cork pads, Modge Podge, and some beautiful Gold Foil mambiSTICKS. For the finishing of these beauties I used some spray protectant to keep the coasters safe from water damage and some twine. The tag was actually cut from a sheet in the mambi paper pad. 

You can see the process I used over on the mambi blog right HERE. Seriously, so fun and kids would love participating too. 

I also made these pretty coasters using a page from that same mambi paper pad. Isn't the white and gold gorgeous? I am slightly obsessed with this combo, so I fell in love with this paper! Swoon!! For these coasters I used square tiles rather than wood. Don't forget to spray these beauties with water protection too. 

I can't wait to give these to my friends. I think they will LOVE them!
Come see my project on the mambi BLOG

Happy Creating,

1 comment:

  1. These are so great! Definitely a project on my LOOOOOONG list of 'things I want to make'. :)