I believe that creativity is a powerful skill that can be practiced and developed. I hope my blog inspires you to find your very own "creative lment". ~LM
Of all the items we don’t have an abundance of, its coasters – but its not that I haven’t tried! Many times I’ve found myself at the local home decor store with a commercial set in hand…but have never really loved anything enough to actually make the purchase. I lit up when I found plain cork coasters at the dollar store and decided it was time to make my own. Long replaced by our trusty GPS, I selected an old map of my home province, Nova Scotia, as the inspiration for this project. I chose parts of town which held significance to us such as the Public Gardens where we first said our vows and one of hubby’s local golf spots. I love how handsome the map coasters look against our dark office furniture and am impressed that this only took me 20 minutes to make.
This is a versitile project – since you could easily substitute the map for many other types of materials. Here are a few you might consider on your project:
If you don’t already have some of these materials on hand, they can easily be purchased at your local craft or dollar store- so be sure to take a look the next time you are in. This set of 4 personalized coasters only cost me $1 to make since I already had so many of the materials in my craft studio.
Martha Stewart offers up a nice tutorial on the process. I couldn’t compete with the fine job they did at photographing the steps, so I recommend you take a peek at her tutorial as a visual suppliment to this.