December 16, 2011

Tis the season for handmade gifts!

So I know a lot of bloggers post pics of their handmade gifts AFTER Christmas so as to not give away any surprises, but I sort of love the idea of showing pics without telling who is getting the goodies!

I've made quite a few gifts this year and still have a few projects to complete, but thought I would show you guys my attempt at a Pinterest favorite, coasters made from ceramic tiles and scrapbook paper. I tried to find the link to the very first website I saw pinned with the idea, but people are all over the interwebs making them, so I don't know who to give credit to!

I made seven sets to give to some sweet women in my life. (Commence the guessing about which set belongs to who!) Here they are drying:

It's a simple process and my only tip is to try to use the thinner scrapbook paper. The more cardstocky it is, the harder it is to get it to stay down smoothly. By the way, cardstocky is a word professional crafters use.

I went ahead and bought enough tiles to make several more sets (I think the individual tiles are 16 cents or so at Lowe's), because I think these will be great last-minute birthday gifts.

As a sidenote, a co-worker challenged me yesterday to make something crafty out of a piece of soft foam packing material. Challenge accepted- and conquered. Meet Office Supply Snowman!

We have since located something orange to be his nose, but I'm lazy and don't want to upload a new picture. :)

Have you made these coasters? If so, what are you tips/tricks?

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