Sometimes you find something just looks perfect
to be something other than what you see when you first look at it.
As one of those design & DIY oriented girls
I am always looking at something and seeing something else that it could become.
For our November Lowe's Creative Ideas challenge
it was all about the Holidays over here.
I chose something simple to make that would be easy to do ahead and have on hand
for a last minute hostess gift or for an unexpected guest.
It's never too early to start planning for those Holiday gifts and so
I decided on working with something simple & unassuming for the project
You know those cork squares that you can find in the closet or organizing department?
How about those cork plant rounds
you know the ones you place under a pot to keep your floor protected
from water and moisture damage?
I loved them when I found them at Lowes and instead of seeing
floor protectors and wall tiles~ I saw coasters for the Holidays.
I knew they could be decorated with sweet little designs like snowflakes
and personalized with monograms
So into my cart they went.
The round coasters got a sweet little stencil with simple gloss black paint~ love, love, love them
and the squares?
I cut them down into 'regular' coaster size and had fun dreaming up some ideas for decorating them.
Some of them were monogrammed using the same paint and a stencil
and the others were decoupaged with a new favorite darling music note paper
and sealed with a sealant.
You could do whatever you would like with these- dream it up and do it.
I tied the finished coasters together in packs of 4 with a sweet ribbon
a sprig of cedar and little pinecones
and then into a basket they went where they sit ready for gift giving
for hostess gifts
or a last minute holiday treat.
Easy to add to a kitchen gift basket.
The best thing about these- you can completely personalize them.
Mr. & Mrs.
A special message or quote
even a favorite decoupaged paper or fabric
I am loving them- so simple, so sweet, so easy to make.
Tutorial coming your way
I have another super quick and easy to make gift idea coming as well
that involves a little bit of wood and a marker.
Excited to share that these little cuties are being featured in the Lowe's Creative Ideas digital magazine
available in the app store if you would like to subscribe
I am thrilled to be a member of the Lowe's Creative Ideas Network
where there are creative ideas all the time
I was compensated for this post as part of the network but all designs and opinions
are my own of course
Find more inspiration and project at the Creative Ideas Network page