A little tutorial for SnowFlake Cork Coasters

Morning to ALL!!!!!  Is everyone out there making leaps and bounds of progress!!!  I sure hope so because the day is almost upon us! Remember to enjoy!
 
Well today I have a very easy project for you and they make great gifts also!  Hope you give them a try.
 

Hand stenciled/painted Cork Coasters
 
 
Here is what you are going to need…

Cork Coasters…here is a site on line that has fabulous prices and great quality…I highly recommend the 5/8th inch thickness…any thinner they buckle and of course you can go thicker : ) click here: CORK COASTERS
You can also get these at Michaels…dollar stores…hardware stores and more! I just wanted to share this site because I was thrilled to find it! Then you need a stencil or stencils…any design that you would like…of course a quick and easy free way of making a stencil is with your cricket : )   Then you will need acrylic paint and a gloss or satin varnish. Very Simple.

Simply place and center the stencil over the coaster…tape snuggly and then paint over the stencil (it will require a few coats but not to worry…it dries very quickly!) Then remove gently and repeat.

I decided to add my own little snowflakes so I had painted them on with a very thin brush…it’s fun and anyone can do it but they look really nice with just a primary focal : )  They make great gifts and who doesn’t need coasters!  Inexpensive and easy!  Oh yes — please coat with at least two layers of your varnish and allow to dry. If your edges aren’t exactly the way you want…just touch them up with your thin brush : ) ez pz!

 
 

Now if you are using as a gift…you can simply place them in a cello bag and tie with a great bow!  Or you can do a fabulous little brown bag gift bag…here’s one that I did months ago…
 This is a great little gift bag idea and I know that you will do a fabulous creation with all of your talents!!! Of course a little box is always picture perfect or…

a round tin is so great…this was a plain silver tin…I spray painted and then to embellish it…

i placed one of my paper doily ornaments and attached it to the top…it is so pretty and a perfect gift…you can decorate the tin in oh so many way…with your imagination…I know it will be MARVELOUS!!!

Easy as can be and a perfect gift ANY time of year…these would be great for New Years wouldn’t they!  A little champagne glass would be fun…or maybe just a 2012…well the possibilities are as many as the grains of sand on the beach…hope you enjoy!!!


See you tomorrow with Thankful for my followers Thursday…who will be the winner this week for the surprise thank you…stop by tomorrow morning : )  
till then…
tons of 

(((((HUGS)))))

 

 

Comments

  1. I love this project ! I especially love the doily ruffle around the tin…..very pretty ! x

  2. Love it!! I never have thought of myself as crafty. You have made me think again! :)

  3. Andrea – What a perfect gift to give to someone who has everything! Can’t decide if I love the coasters or the container more…you are so creative…love this one!!

  4. The coasters are such a good gift idea & the little tin you did is beautiful! What a great project!

  5. Ok…way too sweet for words…you soooo inspire me. Love that little tin too. Hugs for a great day my friend. xoxo

  6. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful…as always! I love coasters and could probably own like 60 sets. They are so fun to make! You are simply amazing always. Such eye candy! And look for an email from me my friend. Love to you!

  7. I love to use stencils and this is a perfect project to do! Wow what a wonderful gift to make. And love the tin to store them in! Thanks for the inspiration!

    I’m your newest follower! Stop on by sometime.
    I also have a linky party called Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays. It’s for projects made for $10 or less. I would love to have you link up!

  8. Oh so VERY pretty.. And to think of the possibilities… :) LOVE them

  9. These are fabulous! Simple and lovely. I am pinning them right now!

    http://www.sweetcsdesigns.com

  10. Those are adorable, Andrea!!

  11. These are so much fun, thanks for sharing!

  12. Ok, that’s it! I’m coming to your house to play!!! I want to make EVERYTHING you’ve shown us this past week!!!!
    xo
    Mandy

  13. Cute cute cute idea! Luv it! :)

    xoxo laurie

  14. Andrea, you always manage to add just that little something to make your projects look extra special, not sure what it is. These are so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize~

  15. Wow … beautiful, elegant, easy, and inexpensive!!! Would love love love for you to share at our party going on now http://space46.blogspot.com/2011/12/co-hosting-pinteresting-link-party-week.html. Best, My

  16. Great I love it!

  17. What a lovely idea!

    Thank you for sharing the season at Potpourri Friday! May you have a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays!

  18. What a lovely idea!

    Thank you for sharing the season at Potpourri Friday! May you have a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays!

  19. What a lovely idea!

    Thank you for sharing the season at Potpourri Friday! May you have a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays!

  20. What a lovely idea!

    Thank you for sharing the season at Potpourri Friday! May you have a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays!

  21. What a lovely idea!

    Thank you for sharing the season at Potpourri Friday! May you have a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays!

  22. What beautiful items, coasters and the dollies. Very beautiful and elegant. Thanks for sharing at Sunday’s Best and wishing you very happy holiday’s.

  23. so lovely!!!

    I’m really enjoying your blog Andrea!
    Happy New Year!

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