My husband is a card carrying member of the coaster police, which is fine… if you don’t only have stone coasters, a glass coffee table… and a 1 year old. Over the past few weeks there has been a lot of me moving the coasters out of her reach, and the C.P. (Coaster Police) putting them back only to have to stop the 1 year old from banging them on the coffee table. Something had to change, the easy solution fabric coasters!
These coasters are so quick and easy, a whole set could probably be made from start to finish in about an hour.
Whether you’re experiencing the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been having here in Portland or the strangely chilly weather in the NE these bright tie dye crafts are sure to be a crowd pleaser. Traditional tie dye can be kind of messy so I’d recommend a warm day in the backyard for those projects, but the Sharpie tie dye experiments and the tie dye clay can definitely be indoor activities as well. I hope you enjoy these Tie Dye favorites!
Clay is fun and easy to work with for kids and adults. The bright mix of colors is fun to create and use to decorate clay pots and coasters. These would also make great gifts for teachers and grandparents!
Often times at parties, it’s easy for wine glasses to get confused. There are countless “wine charm” products out there for you to buy to have guests put on their glasses; there are even DIY wine charm projects out there. But wine charms don’t protect your wood surfaces from damage; you still need a coaster for that. So, why not combine the idea of a wine charm with the practicality of a coaster? Follow this tutorial and make wine coasters out of all your scrap fabrics. Guests will be able to identify their wine glass by the fabric on their coaster and you don’t have to worry about running around with coasters!
I’m always on the hunt for a new craft to try out, so when I found a wood burning tool in our offices, I knew I had to heat it up and give it a whirl. I’m loving the geometric design trend that’s taking over the DIY world, so I knew right away what I would be etching into some wood we had in the office. But what to make?
I decided to craft up some coasters because I’m slowly starting to collect real adult furniture that I actually want to protect from my coffee while knitting addiction and my daily ice cold sparkling water. These coasters add a really natural design element which blends right in with my personal style. They’re the perfect useful art piece!
This holiday season I’ve decided to try my hand at making home made gifts for friends and family. Crafty gifts are always fun to give and receive, because they can be tailored specifically for each person. Plus, making presents by hand means that I will be able to afford to give presents to more people in my life, including co-workers, teachers etc. Here’s a list of some unique and beautiful gifts that aren’t too complicated to make at home.
These Herb Candles have a subtle, lovely scent. You can decorate the holders to match the herbs and style of the person you are making them for.