Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Pretty, Practical & Fun to Make: Wearable Coasters



This holiday season my wineglasses are going to wear their coasters on their feet - no more nasty tabletop circles for me. These wearable coasters can be made from recycled holiday greeting cards, comic strips, newspapers, old cds, gift wrapping or even plain brown paper. The coasters are a fun, rewarding project - pretty and practical for your holiday entertaining.

In fact, relying mostly on my old holiday trims, I made dozens of the coasters in different designs, and the only thing I had to buy was the dimensional paint to finish the scalloped edges and add sparkle. I used FolkArt Dimensional Fabric Paint by Plaid, available online. Sigh.. take a look at these eight designs and maybe you'll agree - Recycling is sooo satisfying.








You can add see-through pockets to old cds for a WOW! wearable coaster, filled with confetti . Trim the wine glass with curled ribbons and tuck in a fun tag and you'll be ready to say you were "Born To Be Merry!"

See eight fabulous designs for holiday and casual party events following




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11 comments:

sandra/tx said...

Those are very cute and festive!

Sandra Evertson said...

Fabulous! Really Genius idea!
Sandra Evertson

celestina marie said...

Hi Devonia, what a grand idea and looks so stylish. You creative girl!! Thank you for sharing!
Blessings, Celestina
la rea rose

Brenda Kula said...

Well, so happy you commented so I found you! I have been very enlightened looking through your blog posts. You're quite talented in a number of areas, I see! This wine glass toaster idea is just incredible!
Brenda

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Siobhan said...

Hi Devonia, WOW...what a gerat idea! I think I might have to use that one for sure!!! Thanks for sharing.

Siobhan :)

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

That is so awesome!

M ^..^

Kathleen Ellis said...

What a clever "pretty & practical" idea, Devonia! You are so creative!
I've missed your blog posts...glad to see you're back! It seems many of us took a little time off the end of the summer!
Happy Autumn!

Kim's Treasures said...

These are so beautiful!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

wearable coasters....who'd a thought? what a clever idea Devonia!

Marie Antionette said...

These are fab!!! i love them.Marie Antionette