Every time I see these Peppermint Coasters by Martha Stewart at JoAnn Fabrics, I'm so tempted to get them! They're just so cute, but there must be something to do with them besides soak up a drippy drink.
Then last week, all the M.S. items were 25% off! I needed about a dozen handmade ornaments for friends. I wanted them to be flat so that I could ship them easily, and I wanted them to have a "HOUSE" theme (hmmm I wonder why???) :)
As luck would have it, Martha also had this great package of die-cut houses and shops! I grabbed them, along with some cute 3-D Christmas trees.
It turned out that there were exactly enough houses for my ornaments. Now I can use all the other pieces (Santas, Trains, Trees, Snowmen etc) for other projects.
I gathered my washi tape (Target), Snowflake Confetti (Wal-Mart), and Silver Tinsel (Michael's), and I was set! See, I give my money to all the retail giants! :)
Each coaster received a washi tape "road" before getting it's house or shop. I then added a tree, a star, and wrapped it with the silver tinsel. I used hot glue for the tinsel.
I added a little polka dot wire hanger and a piece of the snowflake confetti to each.
And there we go! Coaster Ornaments!
I think these coasters could be used for lots of things. Tags, banners, etc.
I hope you enjoyed my little post, and it has inspired you to create something yourself!