Sunday, September 27, 2009

Cheapest Christmas Present Ever



I decided to make most of my Christmas gifts this year, but I wanted to make something people could use. (And something that I could do at my "elementary" crafting skill level.) I saw this idea, and thought it was adorable. They turned out so well, I ended up keeping a set for myself!

I got the ceramic tiles at Lowe's (Home Depot would work too). I found them for .25/each. I did have to spend $10 on a large rubber stamp, but I can use it over and over again. Technically, you're supposed to use a stamp pad, but at $10 for a big one, I opted to use acrylic paint. I just painted it on the stamp, then stamped it...obviously. Then I baked them in the oven on 350 for about 10-15 minutes to set the paint. Once cooled and dry, I sprayed with clear coat (about $2 at Lowe's). I also hot glued some felt squares on the bottom corners so it won't scratch any surfaces. So for about $2-$3 I have a useful, cute Christmas gift. I plan on getting some 6x6 tiles and making a trivet to go along with the coaster set.

1 comment:

Katie said...

Kelly, these are great!! Good job. I love the idea of doing a trivet to go along with this set. I may "borrow" this idea!