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More Coasters Made -FRUGALLY!

September 11th, 2012 at 06:55 pm

I am making coasters for Christmas gifts this year - I showed photos in a previous post. It involves scrapbooking pape, modge-podge, ceramic tiles & acrylic spray. SUPER easy to make!

I made 11 set of 4 tonight. My mom has requested holidy ones (snowmen, clovers, hearts, santas, ect) so for her birthday & Christmas, she is getting a LOT of coasters!

The paper usually costs 19-59 cents each (with coupons). 1 page of paper will make four coasters. I bought the modge podge on sale for approx $3. Coasters are $0.16 eah at Lowes and I purchased a BIG roll of felt adhesives for the bottom (so to not scratch furniture).

I made more tonight becuase I finally went to Lowe to get more tiles. I am glad that I waited because I was able to get a $10 of any purchase coupon by signing up for their MyLowes program. I used that coupon to purchase a box of 100 tiles. Seemed like a lot, but I went through 44 of them tonight! My out of pocket was $6.00 or $0.06 per tile. Not too shabby!

The best part is that I am picking paper that goes with the person's own style, so the gift itself is pretty personal.

4 Responses to “More Coasters Made -FRUGALLY!”

  1. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Nice job! Way to get ahead of the rush and get an early start on the homemade gifts!

  2. HouseHopeful Says:

    Thanks - they are actually fun to make and I just do them in front of the tv!

  3. Jerry Says:

    That is a really cool idea, and I like the fact that it leads to a personalized gift that is also handmade... plus, having some insurance that you are only dropping 6 cents per tile isn't half bad, either! Smile Nice one! Post some pics?
    Jerry

  4. Jerry Says:

    Ha, missed that reference to the previous post! Will check out the pics there. Oops!
    Jerry

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