November 10, 2008

{ I Can Make That }

Chris over at Just a Girl is hosting a blog party today! She is calling it "I Can Make That" & it's to help us get ideas for Christmas gifts this year that we can make ourselves. I know I am cutting back this year so this is a great idea. Head on over to her blog & check out all the great ideas.

My contribution to the party are coasters! I love vintage postcards, especially Halloween & Christmas ones. I found these images online & to my suprise I had quite a few on my PrintShop program. I printed out 4 images that I liked & trimmed them to size using my ripped paper decorative scissors.

Next I Mod Podged them onto these tiles. I bought darker ones that were not tumbled because I wanted a smoother finish.

After they dried, I cut felt squares to size & glued them to the bottom so they won't scratch your furniture.

And wah, lah! Quick & easy, right!

Oh yah, you should do at least 2 coats of Mod Podge...3 would be best. Just to make sure it is liquid proof.

You could use any images that you like. I did pictures of my kids just for fun. I printed the images out in sepia tone & used the tumbled tiles for these. The skies the limit!

If you have a great "I Can Make That" idea, go to the Just a Girl blog & join the party!

29 comments:

Valarie said...

We have a whole pallet of tiles, that I have been wanting to do something with!!!! I am so making these!!!

Chris said...

I'm SOOOO doing this one! I LOVE the one with your kids on it! How awesome would that be for a grandparents gift? Your tutorial was perfect, Jamie! Thank you!

Erin said...

I love this idea! I especially love the ones with the kid's pictures on them! What a great gift to give to Grandmas for Christmas!

Laurel MacD said...

I can tell I'm going to love your blog just by your header. I love your taste! I'm off to read more.

Jenny said...

Love your coasters! Too cute! Can I ask where you bought your tiles? I might try to make these for the grandparents.

sandra/tx said...

I've seen those before but have never made them myself. Thanks for the inspiration. I may just have to make them this year.

Astrid said...

Very pretty coasters! Love them!

Domestic Fashionista said...

Great idea. I love the ones with the kids. Thanks for sharing an awesome idea!

ThriftyDecorChick said...

I am DOING THIS!! I may even run to Lowes tonight. Love it!! Now I just need those scissors. Darn it!!

Raechal said...

ooooooo!!! making those for grandparents is a BRILLIANT idea!! Jamie, those are super cute and look pretty simple. I'd love to know where you get the tiles too, I might just make those!! so cute!!

~ Jamie ~ said...

Yay! I'm glad you like it. I got the tiles at Lowe's or Home Depot. They are pretty inexpensive.

Laurie Anne said...

What a great and simple idea. I LOVE IT!! :0)

Lorie said...

Love those! I think I will make some with the grandkids pictures for my MIL!

Melissa Wertz said...

Those are perfect for hostess gifts, teacher gifts, mom gifts... great job!

Bethie - Chic Junque said...

You are so clever. Love the coasters!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Those are GREAT! What a super gift idea...thanks for sharing.

AJ said...

Great idea!!!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

I've seen stamped tile coasters, but I prefer vintage pics/postcards too. The family photo idea would make a great special event gift or party favor. Thanks for sharing this idea.
I enjoyed visiting your previous post.

Sweet Wishes,
Sara

Indigo Robe said...

I found you blog through the link and all I can say is THANK YOU because I was just about to shell out over $25.00 for coasters at Walgreen's! I took some beautiful pictures of my grandson and wanted to have them on coasters to give to my daughter as a surprise. I will be making them myself now and will make a set for me as well!

THANK YOU for this idea. It's like you gave ME a gift!
Happy Crafting!
:-)

Indigo Robe said...

Ok, had to comment again because I am laughing. You girls are all talking about giving them to grandparents and here I am, the grandmom, talking about surprising my daughter with them!!!

I was watching our grandson the other day and had bought a little santa outfit at Ross for $5.99!!! Included the hat, too! I dressed him up and shot tons of pics. They are soooo adorable and that's what I am doing to surprise my daughter and her hubby for Christmas.

Too funny.... it's going to be a wonderful holiday season. can't wait to read the rest of your blog! Love the header!!!

Erika said...

Jamie,
I want those for Nov. or Dec.! :) That's my order. TeeHee!

Amber said...

This is an awesome idea!

Tamara Jansen said...

Now that would make a PERFECT personalized gift for anyone on my list.....thanks for the idea!

Southern Fried Gal said...

Love, love, LOVE this idea! I hope we can find time to squeeze this one in! Thanks for the idea!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Jamie, I just found your blog and I love it. Girl those tiles are so adorable...I love the vintage postcards, and kids pictures...absolutely the cutest thing! I adore Mod Podge and posted today on my blog about it. Come for a visit when you get a chance. Great blog!
Blessings,
Debbie

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Jamie, I just found your blog and I love it. Girl those tiles are so adorable...I love the vintage postcards, and kids pictures...absolutely the cutest thing! I adore Mod Podge and posted today on my blog about it. Come for a visit when you get a chance. Great blog!
Blessings,
Debbie

Carrie Comstock said...

What kind of paper do you print on? Photo paper, card stock, etc?

Thanks for the great idea!

Angie (Angelica Grace Designs) said...

What a cute idea! Love those!
Blessings, Angie Seaman
www.angelicagracedesigns.com/blog/
www.angelicagracedesigns.com

Karyn said...

Fabulous!