Chris over at Just a Girl is having a party.
You don’t want to miss this one because it is featuring wonderful handmade gifts! If you are like me, it is hard to afford buying Christmas gifts for all of the special people in my life, so to save some money, why not make them something instead?
I actually like the handmade presents the best. They are so much more meaningful !
I decided to join her party and use it as a way to get a jump on some of my Christmas gifts!
I have only been blogging since March, so I am assuming that this project has been shared before, but hopefully it will be new to some of you.
I am going to share how to make these…
Hand made coasters!
These have got to be the easiest, most inexpensive, yet cutest, gifts I have ever made for someone.
They make perfect Christmas gifts for school or Sunday school teachers, neighbors, co-workers, or anyone else on your list! You can make a large batch of these and cover most of your gift list!
Here is all you need:
4 x 4 white tiles (from Lowe’s or Home Depot)
napkins with a cute picture
*These products can all be purchased at places like Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, etc.
You can get the tiles for as low as 16 cents a tile!
I already had the cute Santa napkins from last year. But you can get a pack of napkins for a couple of dollars.
Now here are the easy steps.
1. Cover the tile with a layer of Mod Podge.
2. Lay the napkin (cut a little smaller than the tile) on top of the mod podge.
3. I usually let the the mod podge dry just a bit, and then apply another coat on top of the napkin.
4. Let it dry.
5. Cut the cork into square pieces that are a little smaller than the tile.
(You can get cork in different thicknesses. I prefer the thinner kind.)
6. Hot glue the cork to the bottom of the tile.
7. Spray the tops of the tiles with acrylic sealer and let dry. Be sure to do this in a well ventilated area. I usually spray mine in the garage or outside.
The sealer allows your tiles to get wet without ruining them.
8. Tie them up with jute string or a bow, and they are ready to give away!
Here’s another idea…
I printed the letter “H” off my computer and followed the same steps as above.
I just cut the paper around the monogram in a square smaller than the tile. I did NOT trim around the monogram.
You could also use monogrammed napkins if you don’t have a printer.
Look how cute they are tied up in this gingham bow!
I would love to receive these as a present.
Thanks for stopping by and have a Blessed Day!