Hi Everyone – a couple of fun projects to share today.
Not only fun, but this first one is super cheap and definitely one that you can do with older kids too. Take a look at these coasters – they look “designer” but in fact I reckon you could make a dozen of these for less than $20!
I was going to make a tutorial for these, but I quickly realized I could not possibly improve on the fabulous tutorial shown on the website where I originally saw this idea which was here at the Cottage Home Blog.
I have used papers from the Echo Park “For the Record” Collection (available here in New Zealand) and if you have not seen Echo Park’s 6×6 paper pads I definitely suggest you check them out. They have the scaled-down designs like many manufacturers BUT they are also double sided which gives you many more options for use.
I followed the instructions shown on the tutorial above, with a couple of exceptions. I used Spellbinders squares to cut my squares (I am somehow challenged when trying to cut squares with a paper trimmer!) and instead of felt pads I bought a pack of cork circles to adhere to the bottom ($2.99 from any hardware store)
The steps are basically:
- Cut squares of paper to right size
- Mod-podge the squares to the tiles making sure to get right to the edges
- Apply 3 coats of Mod-Podge over the top of the paper
- Spray with acrylic sealer
Here are some close-up shots. These were supposed to be “rustic” looking so I was not concerned with the unfinished edges of the tiles, but you could of course paint them if you wanted a more even look.
Folded Mini Album
I have shown this type of album many times before (album made from one single sheet of paper – see here for my tutorial) but this time I wanted to demonstrate how the “Noteworthy” Paper from the For the Record Collection was perfect for creating a special little notebook
I am a listmaker – so these little titles from the Element Sticker Sheet were perfect for accenting the front of the album! The elements from the Noteworthy paper fit perfectly inside the 4″x3″ size of the finished album
Each page has a spot for a list, note or little photo
Please post a comment with any questions