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Handmade Coasters

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Sandy, from Reluctant Entertainer, is here sharing an easy and fabulous gift! What a useful gift for friends and neighbors.

Embellished Tile Coasters

Sandy writes…
Last year when I invited my Balcony Girls into my home, our craft for the day was to make coasters for the holidays. I even got in on the fun myself, and made of list of which friends to give to at Christmas.
The process is so easy! And I found that my friends who received these gifts loved them!
The craft began as we created stamped coasters

Using these supplies
3 ¾” x 3 ¾” unglazed tile
Rubber stamps and ink pads
Felt or cork (sticky sided)
Spray fixative/varnish

The cost per tile was 32 cents from Lowes. Each girl made “4” coasters!

We made fun designs

Spraying, drying and putting 4 felt squares on the bottom

All tied up, ready to give away!

I asked my Balcony Girls to think of grandparents, teachers, music teachers, a neighbor – to keep in mind who they’d want to give this gift to at Christmas!

What I love about homemade gifts is the love that goes into them. And when you’re working with young girls, they take the task at hand so seriously!

Giving is a beautiful thing. And that is why I love the holiday so much. Not only do we get to focus on the Giver of Life, it’s just way more fun to give than to receive!
Interested in the Balcony Girls idea?  Email Sandy at reluctantentertainer@yahoo.com for more information


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