Monday, December 7, 2009

DIY Christmas Presents

I have been seeing a lot of really cool Christmas gift ideas in the blog land. So I decided to try and make monogrammed coasters. I bought the tiles at Lowe's for 39 cents each. SO CHEAP! I got PermEnamel for Glass, Ceramic, and Tile at Michael's. For the last project I did which involved painting letters, I used a little paintbrush, but the brush was still enormous compared to what it should be. So this time I bought two teeny tiny brushes for $1.49 each.

Having smaller brushes made all the difference! It made the project so much easier. I printed out the letter N on the computer, cut it out, and traced around it with a mechanical pencil. Then I just painted the N in with my tiny brushes! It was so easy and hardly took an hour! After that I sprayed a coat of Clear Acrylic Sealer.

Then I finished it off by glueing four felt circles on the bottom of each coaster. DONE!

I also made the famous Dollor Tree Wreath that everyone is making this year. Beautiful! And so cheap!

Oh and here is my finished project from a couple weeks ago all hung up on the wall.


  1. Cute! I can't wait to try this...


  2. I LOVE making these coasters. They make such great gifts! Yours turned out so nice as did your other projects! :)

  3. I love those coasters. I've made some myself to give as Christmas gifts. There are so many possibilities with them. And the tiles are so inexpensive. All your projects are great!


  4. The coasters turned out fabulous! I love them!

  5. I like giving homemade gifts, they're more meaningful.

    I turned plain glass containers into etched glass containers to fill with goodies for gifts.

  6. very cute! I would love to get those coasters!!
    And I have yet still to make that wreath! I want to though. I wonder if I will run out of time!!!? haha

  7. everything turned out beautifully!

  8. Those coasters are very cute, great job! Nice work on the ornament wreath, I made one of those too.

  9. Love your monogram coasters! I actually am liking all the coaster projects I've been seeing ~ each one is different and just beautifully done.

  10. you've been very busy! I like all of your projects! That wreath project haunts me... I keep wanting to make one, but haven't done so yet. :)
    I like the sign too!

  11. I made these almost exactly the same, posted about it last week. Obviously, I think they look great!

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