>Easy Inexpensive Gift Idea


So, I’m already prepping for CHRISTMAS! It always seems to creep up on me, and I have all of these grand visions for gifts I will give other people, and I run out of time! So this year, I am trying to be proactive and make small gifts for people starting now.
I bought these coasters at the local thrift store for $1.40. They are nice and heavy, but the trains aren’t my style
I painted them with a coat of some leftover paint from the nightstand project … I have already used that paint for about 5 other small projects…it’s the never-ending paint can!!

I then cut out some circles of black scrapbook paper, and some smaller circles of black and white scrapbook paper that I had around the house…

and I “mod-podged” them onto the coasters.

Now, here’s the finished product!

I love how these turned out! I am secretly hoping to find more coasters to make over before Christmas so I can keep these for me…and make new ones for someone else šŸ˜‰

Total cost was only $1.40 for the coasters…I already had everything else on hand!

24 Responses to “>Easy Inexpensive Gift Idea”
  1. Tanya says:

    >Super pretty! Love the papers you chose.

  2. Jill says:

    >Nice make over of those coasters!! I'd love if you linked this project up to my weekly Round Tuit party at:http://jembellish.blogspot.com/2010/09/round-tuit-16.htmlHave a lovely weekJill @ Creating my way to Success

  3. >Those turned out so cute! I love the paper you picked out. I'm a bit of a black and white nut!Thanks for linking up to Scraptastic Saturday!Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

  4. K says:

    >Those are awesome! Great idea!

  5. Kristi says:

    >These are nice!! I'm sure you'll find more coasters, but just in case you don't, try using ceramic floor tiles and add some cork on the bottom. I've got some just waiting to be put together. If I could just get all of my Halloween projects done. haa~ The Speckled Dog

  6. >Love it! You could do some for every season/holiday!

  7. Lisa says:

    >Super cute! I'm thinking of doing something similar for my craft room since I like to bring snacks and drinks in there.

  8. Charlie says:

    >Christina! I got your package this weekend. YOU ARE SO SWEET!!!! Seriously I took some pictures and I'll be posting them this week. You are a doll, I really appreciate it! It totally made my week, and I think my husband was alittle jealous! Haha :)Thanks again! šŸ™‚

  9. >I've made coasters from tiles a couple of times but I love these round ones!! Will have to keep my eyes out:)

  10. >Found your blog through links…If you ever need new recipes come swing by our blog. we also have a great give away going on now.. A free purse of your choice

  11. >That is just pure genius! One of those "why didnt I think of that" kind of projects. I see coasters all the time in thrift stores and never thought to give them a makeover.I will be grabbing up some now and following your lead as a few to tuck in for gifts with our straight from the farm gift baskets. Thanks for sharing this easy & cool project!

  12. >Just stopping by from Twice Owned Tuesday! What a great idea! I have seen coasters at GW but passed on them because of the design. Now I am kicking myself!!

  13. Katie P says:

    >These turned out super cute! Love them!Katie PFood, Wine, & Mod Podge

  14. Pam C says:

    >They look terrific! Much better then trains!! Way to put the scrapbooking tools to work

  15. >Great idea! Thanks for visiting my blog and following. I am your new follower. Looking forward to seeing all of your creative ideas! Looks great.Diane from survivordiane.blogspot.com

  16. Natosha says:

    >Those are great! Very pretty!

  17. >Hey girl! I just found your blog & am your newest follower! I love your projects! I am all about the "nearly free" projects!!!! Hope you'll stop by sometime! Have a great day!

  18. >I love black and white! These turned out great. Did you seal them? Just wondering how they hold up to water.

  19. victoria says:

    >I used terra cotta flower pot coaster things. Not sure what they're called. They're cheap. Love the colors you used.

  20. Megan says:

    >These are SO cute! I tried to do something with tiles and coasters last year that totally bombed. I wish I had seen this! My only question is do you have any issues with the paper warping if the glass on it has condensation? Or are these more for decoration and not really used?

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