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.
Posted by Carolyn at 9:22 AM