Every year I try to do a little crafty gift for the many people that I buy for.
I also like having something to bring to parties for a Hostess gift. Times have changed and it is hard to buy for everyone but when you can do a little something it makes the giving fun and memorable.
This year I decided to make ornament coasters. I know you have seen the popular wood slices made into ornaments but they can be costly and time consuming.
This little trick will be easy and inexpensive.
I purchased bamboo coasters from Old Time Pottery for $4.99.
You get four to work with.
Paint the cork or remove it. I used a chalk based paint in black and a chalk marker in white.
You already have a perfect circle so you just fill it in. I added trim to some and ribbon to others.
Using the white chalk marker, I drew and hand lettered different sayings. I added a brass eye hook to attach my ribbon on for hanging.

 

There are so many ideas you can use!
I love the way they look! What a great idea for a quick gift. You can hang them on a wine bottle or top a wrapped gift too!
I also painted some and used them for there intended use, coasters. Painting them gives them an added touch and makes it personalized.
Wrap the coasters in a pretty ribbon and you have another one of a kind gift that doesn’t break the bank!
Now we have some extra money for other things!
Merry Christmas!
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Written by DreamingInColor
Deneen is the owner/designer for her business Dreamingincolor located in Historic Murfreesboro, TN where she showcases her furniture, DIY's and artistic creations that she writes about on her design blog Dreamingincolor. She has always had a passion for thinking outside the box and creating something affordable and beautiful.

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  1. Danni@SiloHillFarm December 4, 2015 at 6:30 AM Reply

    very clever!

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