Friday, August 6, 2010

New Home Gift.

A good friend of mine recently bought a new house. I'm excited to visit her next weekend and see it for the first time. But I stressed over what to give as a housewarming gift. I decided to make coasters out of photos I had of her and her family. Ahhhh, but the stressing wasn't done yet. Oh no, there was a craft room full of stress trying to make the coasters! The problem was the technique I chose. It involved plexiglass and metal tape... blah, blah, the end result looked way too sloppy. Plan B I thought was going to be even more difficult but ended up being a breeze.
As far as I know, my friend doesn't blog and has never checked mine out. But just incase.... Jen! No peeking at the following pics! It's a surprise!

For anyone interested in giving this a go, you need:
-Some wooden shapes. I used circles. Then:
-Paint them with acrylic paints and let dry.
-Glue on photos and/or embellishments.
-Coat with Pour-On High Gloss Finish.
-Let it cure for 3 days and voila!

The colours and "feel" for this project were inspired by The Shabby Tea Room.I really didn't think I was going to finish this in time to enter their challenge. Gladly I did!

****** You still have this weekend left to play along at Kaboodle Doodles.******
Sorry to type your ear off,
thanks for looking,


Jill said...

Oooh Farrah, that looks way too complicated for me!!! I couldn't wait 3 days I get too impatient! Its a great project anyway and I am sure your friend will love it. Jill x

Debbie said...

Oh so sweet! I {heart} that big, ruffly bow! Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room :)

JanR said...

The coaster are really cool and that card is gorgeous!

PapierGirl said...

Oh, I am so happy you completed the challenge as well! What a lucky girl you friend is to have a friend like you! The coasters turned out wonderful as did the card. What a wonderful keepsake - thanks so much for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, what a creative gift idea! Your friend is going to treasure this true gift of heart from you. The coasters are wonderful, as is your packaging, and how perfect is that little house card. So glad you finished in time to share these with us at TSTR.

Lori said...

The coasters turned out great! The card and tag are wonderful. Your friend will be thrilled!

Juls said...

wow!!! this is just stunning! Hugs Juls

Shirley said...

A fabulous new home gift and I really love these colours together. They are some of my favourites.