Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Need a Last Minute or Hostess Gift?

Even though I have been woefully behind on everything this holiday season from shopping to baking to Christmas cards and especially cleaning up that drywall dust that is everywhere, etc., I have been working on a little craft project too. It's so much more fun to do than cleaning! I saw this on Shell in Your Pocket (and Sandy Toes generously allowed me to borrow her photo above). So, I have been making some coasters for neighbors and family as little holiday and/or hostess gifts. Aren't they adorable! I've already given some to neighbors at two different holiday parties and the recipients thought I was the craftiest, sweetest neighbor ever!! Here are the two different designs I've done! Who can resist a Fleur-de-Lis?

I made these on a travertine-type tile. It also works on shinier ceramic tile. The image is definitely sharper on ceramic tile, but I like this look better. If you use the ceramic tile, I think you need to spray the tiles with an acrylic sealer as the stamp may run if you put down a wet glass (and I know I would). Then, as the Queen Bee would say, tie it up with some ribbon and you've got yourself a great little gift! :)

And -- woohoo -- this is my 100th post!! Who knew I could write 100 posts in a year! What a great way to keep track of what's been going on in my life -- which works for me since my memory is not that great! Bonus -- it's been so much fun meeting and making so many new friends in bloggerland. More fun awaits, I'm sure in 2009! Now back to my baking and wrapping!
Merry Christmas to All!


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Happy 100th Post!!

I love that little gift.....I have wanted to try it ever since Sandy Toes posted it, but of course, never did it!! I love the stamp you chose...beautiful!!

Merry Christmas Jan....and here is to another 100 posts this year!!


Erin said...

These are soooo cute. They look so professional. I love them... thanks for passing along a great idea! Merry Christmas!

Michelle said...

What a great gift idea! Thanks for sharing.

Merry Christmas & Happy 100!!

Lucy said...

Those are so cute, I may have to tuck away that idea for anytime of the year. Great hostess gift, thanks for sharing it!
Happy 100th post!!! Love checking in on you and thank you for all of your sweet comments on my blogs.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful wonderful Christmas!

Jodee Leader said...

These turned out soooo cute! I love the ribbon too. You are getting so creative on us!

Happy 100th post! I am looking forward to the next 100 in 2009!

Happy Holidays!

Felicia said...

Happy 100th!

I love your tiles and you're right, who could resist a fleur-de-lis? :)

Merry Christmas

Dawn said...

Happy 100th!!

Love the coasters...I love the fleur di lis also!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

Lisa said...

Very cute!!! Great idea for next year...thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

They are adorable!! What a great idea, and thanks for the tip about sealing them...that could be a bit of a disaster:)

Merry, merry!


Jennifer said...

Happy 100th POST!!!

I love this as a Hostess gift. I want to try them! What a great idea.

Finally catching up in the land of blog. Hope you had a Merry Christmas!


Rhonda said...

Soooo, is all you did was get those travertine tiles, and simply stamp them? If that is all, how easy and wonderful is that?! They are sooooo cute! That's a great gift idea! Let me know if there's more to it.