Sunday, December 16, 2007

9 Sleeps...

Yes people, we are now in the single figures!!!

This afternoon Elizabeth, Jessica, Megan and I made the presents for their teachers at school.
We made coasters and I thought I would share the process with you as it was super quick, easy and effective!!

First we started with some cardstock (we used scraps), coloured pencils (as I thought textas might run, so they had to colour 'hard' so it would show up better), wooden coasters, circle cutter, glue and varnish


I cut out the circles from the cardstock and then the girls just drew whatever took their fancy.


Then I glued the cardstock onto the coaster


and added the first of three coats of varnish.


When this was dry I used in to colour the edge of the coaster.


I think they look pretty good!



You could also use a slightly bigger circle and sand the edges back to fit the coaster. Result is a unique gift :) As you can see on some of them, you need to draw heavily so you can still see the drawing through the varnish. On the backs I wrote Art by... 2007. Hopefully it will be something that the teachers will keep :)

I also made a ribbon version. I used double sided tape to stick ribbon onto the coaster




cut off the excess and voila, I like ;)

This afternoon we also went to visit Santa and then on to buy 2 new Christmas CDs. Not much else that my brain can remember so that's that folks :) Thanks for visiting.

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7 comments:

  1. Ooowww.. how awesome! And such a great idea! The kids really did a great job..and so did mommy! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas with us!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! XOXO

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  2. They look so cool Sharmaine, what a fantastic idea. Where did you get the wooden coasters from??

    I would love to have a go at this with my kiddes :0)

    Ange

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  3. LOVE that idea. So smart. I have christmas coasters I bring out only for the holidays (it's when we have the most visitors. :))

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  4. I think this is such a cool present idea for the teacher's Sharmaine, love it!
    Melx

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  5. That look so fun!

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  6. love all the coasters!!! so pretty! :)

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  7. what cute ideas!

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