Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sneak Peek & 2 Tutorials

10 days until Christmas!! That's right -- tomorrow we are in the single digits until Christmas Day!!
I decided this year to MAKE some of the Christmas presents we would be giving out.  We did spend a little money but we thought the personal touch of handmade presents would be special for our family. Here is ONE Sneak Peek::
Last night I worked on some coasters that I am going to include in our office gift exchange at the end of the week.
4 tiles (from Lowes $0.48/ea)
Mod Podge (already had)
cardstock/chip board cut out
Clear Acrylic spray
Felt feet (84 small circle self adhesive at Lowes $2.97)
Cut out images/designs/letters from you cardstock.  I did this using my Cricut E.
Layer a coat on Mod Podge onto a tile.
Place cut out on top of Mod Podge. Cover with another layer (for good mea)sure
Once dry, spray acrylic onto the tile/cutout.  You only need to wait about 10 minutes between each coat.  I used 3 coats.
Let dry and attach felt feet to the bottom.
Use or gift! YAY! Easy and inexpensive =)

The other project I did last night was one for myself.  I made glitter trees!!  YAY! I used pink and green! There are a TON of tutorials out there for these so I will just link you up to one: 
Happy Halfway Through The Week!!


Faith said...

i LOVE your nail polish color!

those glitter trees are too cute!

that is so clevre to buy tiles to use as coasters. who would have thought?!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

YES. Very random but I have the stuff to make coasters. I have NO idea why I have tile...but ok, lets do this!

Christina said...

Cute, I love the coasters!

Adrienne said...

You are so talented ;) LOVE IT!!!

Nicole said...

You always have such creative ideas! I love the coasters and found a tutorial on them a while back... thought about making them... just haven't.

cailen ascher said...

what great projects! the coasters are such a wonderful idea!! love it : )

Betty said...

Love the coasters! I bet your coworkers will love them!

Anonymous said...

You are so crafty- I love it!

Tutti said...

I love how Faith loved your nail polish! hahaha.

I'm in love with the coasters- those are fabulous and the possibilities are endless! Now.. as for getting that Circut...

Megan said...

Okay, absolutely loving your coasters! I have been dying to get a Cricut...literally dying!! But every time I go to get it, I'm like, "Ok it's so much money." But now you have given me another reason to get it!! Hahaha. Cute blog!!

Amy at TheSceneFromMe said...

Wow, you've made some great stuff!!!

Whoever receives those coasters is one lucky person!
So many possibilities....

Shannon said...

Love those glitter trees! I've got to make some for next year!



Nikki said...

I love your crafts! I defintely wouldnt have thought of those tiles!!

AiringMyLaundry said...


I wish I could do more handmade stuff.

Pink Champagne, Gatorade, and MRE's said...

oooo love ur nail polish!

Katie said...

Great crafts! Thanks for linking up to Sew Woodsy! I just finished the first of my four trees!

What cartridge is those cutouts from?