Friday, December 9, 2011

Cheap and Easy Christmas Craft Project

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But, I wanted to share a new quick and easy project to make~

I am also a gallery artist and design for Shabby Cottage Studio. So, using a sheet of their images of postcards, I created these coasters.

I adore images of vintage postcards, so I thought they would be perfect for this project.

One sheet was downloaded digitally and I can print it out as many times as I need it. For purposes of this project, I only used one sheet and I created 2 sets of four coasters.

The tiles for the coasters were purchased at Home Depot for 16 cents apiece. I printed off the graphic sheet and cut the postcards.

Then, each one was Mod Podged with a foam brush onto the tile. You can use a brayer to make sure that the paper remains flat...(It tends to lift or bubble after about 10 minutes, so you can either smoothe it with your finger or with a brayer.)

I let them dry for 2 hours and then, I took 4 felt pads and adhered them to the backs of each one.

No need to glue as there is already adhesive on the felt pads. This is what the back of each tile looks like.

Finally, I tied them together with a bow~All done~Easy, peasy!

But, this is not my original idea. I saw it the other day on Angela's blog at Sew Loquacious and decided to give it a try! Thank you, Angela!! Trust me, you'll want to see Angela's because they are amazing--and hers are done with letter graphics and look fabulous!


  1. These are so cute and unique, Cindy! I'm going to try making some!
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  2. That is an awesome, simple, and inexpensive project, and so perfect for a gift! Thanks Cindy! You certainly are sweet and creative. I love this!

  3. I love these coasters! Like you said, been around a while but no matter, because each person who makes a set, makes them unique and new! I never tire of seeing them!

    Thank you for sharing! The simple we tend to forget or over look, and I love the post cards! as art!


  4. What a great idea! you could do anything...thanks Cindy
    Dot x

  5. Cindy,
    Your coasters turned out awesome! I never thought about using vintage postcards! What a great idea!
    Love the little felt circles on the back, too! Thanks for the mention!
    Happy Holidays!

  6. Que maravilha voce fez!! Lindos postais!!