Thursday, November 18, 2010

Handmade Christmas gifts/cards

The weather has finally (finally!) cooled down here and I'm itching to make some Christmas gifts and put up our decorations!  I usually wait until the day after Thanksgiving to put everything up but this year I'm really feeling the spirit early. :)

I haven't been scrapping much lately, but I have been able to make a few Christmas cards and two sets of DIY coasters.  Making your own coasters is so easy!  I used scrapping booking paper for these, but I plan on making a few with a cute stamp as well. (seriously, just do a Google search and you'll find tons of tutorials that show how easy!)

I took this picture last night so it's not the greatest but you can get the gist of it. :)

All you need to do this is:

4x4 tiles from any home improvement store --I bought these for 16 cents a piece!
scrapbooking paper --1sheet will finish 9 tiles
Mod Podge -- can be found at Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby, etc.  Use a coupon!
Acrylic Sealer
Foam brush
Felt pads or cork board for backing

I'm trying to finish enough cards that I won't have to buy any this year, and I'm on a pretty good role so far. Here's a few I've done!