Friday, November 9, 2012

Coasters Turned Into Ornaments: A Christmas Craft

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!
Erica  :)


21 comments:

  1. Thank you my dear. The ornaments are so cute. Loved the little house.

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  2. I still need an address. For some reason I am not getting the emails from my partner. I think if she just types in my email and not click on it from my blog, it should work. My house is waiting and ready to mail.

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    1. Debby, I don't understand. I keep sending you e-mail? And I haven't got your address either? I am thinking that maybe Erica can swap our addresses for us? I have a sparkly little house over here, too! I really don't understand?
      Susie :/

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  3. Darling ornament. Great embellishments. I bow to Martha and Erica!

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  4. You are killing me! I am going to have to block Maddie from your blog because once she sees these beauties, she is gonna drag my butt all over town gathering supplies! I do love these ornaments though and really do appreciate the awesome tutorials that you do. I am going to pin it right along with your Putz house tutorial.

    Erica

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  5. Sweet wonderful Erica, You are a genius! I just opened my mail, and was coming to visit you. Here are these wonderful coaster ornaments! I love them! Thank you for the fun swap and thank you for being a wonderful hostess! I love my card. PS. I have no idea why me and Debby's letters are not making it back and forth? I have sent here multiple letters? Can you help us trade information?
    Blessings,
    Susie

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  6. Too adorable are your ornaments!! Love them!! xo Heather

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  7. I think you really are feeling better, you're crafting up a storm! They're so cute!

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  8. Very nice! When you think about it long enough you WILL find a use for those cute coasters (wink,wink)
    Chris =]

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  9. These are great Erica! Happy weekend! :)

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  10. They turned out fun and cute! If our house deal doesn't go through, I'm going to totally immerse myself in crafting for Chirstmas! ♥

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  11. Erica, what a cute project. They are so fun-gotta love the little houses!

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  12. Oh Erica, your ornaments are so cute, I love mine!! Thank you, thank you!! I opened your mail first when I got home from work, and hung it right up on the mantle. You're a sweetie! I'm about finished with my house, am mailing mine out Tuesday (I want to make sure they are completely dry before I pack them).
    Thanks for hosting the swap, I enjoyed being a part of it.
    Hugs from Dorothy and Ms.Wilma

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  13. What a cute idea, Erica! The ornaments came out really nice!!! And easy peasy!!!

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  14. I had no idea these were coasters...I love that polka dot wire. Such a great touch. I hope to have my houses in the mail by Tuesday...smiles...Renee

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  15. Those are so adorable Erica! :) Have a wonderful creative weekend! xo Holly

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  16. Lol! I thought I recognized the Martha coasters! I love mine...it's hanging on my German office tree! Fits right in. =D

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  17. Hey Erica,
    THANK YOU for mine! How very sweet to send me one because I joined your swap! They are darling! We should get together and "create"...I could learn so much from you!
    Went to 2 estate sales and only 1 was "okay"...I could have stayed home and worked on my Thanksgiving cards, which I "should" be doing instead of visiting friends!!!
    Warmly,
    deb

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  18. yes,yes,yes! so adorable and inspiring.......x

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  19. Erica,
    ThAnK YoU for my ornament!! I love it.
    Chris =]

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