December 4, 2009

Easy Crafty Gift Coasters

I just made a set of coasters for my Mom for Christmas. I love to make things, but I am SUPER picky. I wouldn’t give anyone a craft I made that I wouldn’t also be thrilled to receive.

Granite Coasters DIY

I made these using a tutorial and a graphic from Karen at The Graphics Fairy. If you haven’t been to visit The Graphics Fairy yet, get on over there now. Go ahead, I’ll wait……Karen has an amazing collection of vintage images and clip art that she generously shares. I picked a beautiful sepia colored graphic from an 1888 encyclopedia. Using just a pack of tumbled stone tiles from Home Depot, some gel transfer medium, and some adhesive backed cork, I was able to create a set of six coasters that I know my Mom will love. This is a super easy project that would also be great for kids.

tumbled stone chicken coaster

This is just one of six beautiful coasters. I know my Mom is going to love these!

coaster gift set

Linking up to: Cottage Instincts, DIY Day, DIY Showoff, Brag Monday at the Graphics Fairy, Between Naps on the Porch, Funky Junk Interiors.

17 comments:

  1. I have been looking at your blog, so many great ideas. Thank you for sharing.

    I love the rooster.

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  2. I LOVE these!!! Thanks for sharing this great craft idea!

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  3. Me again...do these need to be sealed to protect the graphic? I've decided that this would be the perfect friends gift this Christmas!

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  4. This is a great project. Your mom will LOVE them!
    Jane

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  5. Hi Carolyn,
    These are beautiful!!! You did a fantastic job on these. I'm sure your mother will be thrilled to get this lovely gift!
    Thanks for the link, that was so kind of you to give me credit.

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  6. These look great, Carolyn! My Mom would love them, too; she's a rooster person.

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  7. These look great - I love the tumbled stone! Happy Holidays!

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  8. Your mom is going to be over the moon about them!!! Beautiful!

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  9. Very pretty! I have a whole box of tiles and you've inspired me to take a stab at them!

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  10. I love them too! What a wonderful idea. I must try this one!
    Brenda

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  11. I'm so glad you linked your beautiful coasters up today! Thanks so much for playing along.

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  12. those coasters are sooo cute!
    I did the $5.00 amazon last time, thanks for the heads up!
    gail

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  13. What a wonderful gift...♥ that you did them with a rooster, which is one of my favorites!

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  14. These are simply stunning! Your mom will love them I'm sure :)

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  15. How wonderful, love the rooster. A tutorial about how you did this would be appreciated. I am at a loss. Your blog is great. Thanks.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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