9/27/09

flab to FAB coasters!

I am a blog FAILURE! Ok, that's all say about my hiatus.

I want to thank Amanda at Imperfectly Beautiful for giving me a shout out on her blog about the pumpkins. They really did turn out fabulous didn't they? I only wish my everyday life were filled with creating wonderful things like that.

I get so many ideas but I never finish them. I need motivation.

Today I want to share with y'all some coasters that I am in the process of finishing.

I bought these not very adorable fourth of july coasters at the dollar tree. I don't know how I saw potential in them they are seriously hideous. But not after I modge podge'd some of my favorite K & Company paper on them [pictured below].

[is this not great? it's called Urban Rhapsody and it's a paper pack by K&Company I found it at the Hobby Lobby where my parent's live. I think I got it half off too. $12.99 + 1/2 off = LOVE]

Anywho, These are the supplies I began with:
  • Decoupage/Modge Podge
  • Diamond Glaze [that's the triple thick thing i <3>
  • Paper
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Cheap-o foam brush [these were recently on sale at Michael's for 20/$1]
  • The lovely Fourth of July coasters from the Dollar Tree
  • Scrapbook paper of your choosing [I chose Urban Rhapsody paper by K&Co.]

I'm not going to go through all the steps of what I did, If you have questions feel free to email me.

This is the almost final project:
[I still need to seal them with the diamond glaze so that putting a drink on them doesn't ruin them, because that's kind of the point of a coaster.]

It's good to be back and blogging, I have so many more ideas to share with you all. Don't forget to check back!


9 comments:

Susan B said...

Hi!! Come on back and blog girl!! I enjoyed yours today!! Manda sent me.I think you are very creative so keep it up !!

Susan S. said...

Just popped over from Imperfectly Beautiful! What a talent you are! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Black and White look....it's spooky without being gruesome. GOOD JOB! Also like your idea about the coasters. You are VERY creative. Happy Fall Ya'll from Houston.

mommynoodles said...

Manda sent us over to help you get out of your blog slump mood!! lol We want to see all your wonderful ideas as well!! So keep them coming!!
Natalie,

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

YAH...she's back!!! And what a great comeback post this is. Those coasters are so stinkin adorable I can hardly stand it. I want that owl, even though he IS creepily starring at me! Your photos look fab too. I can't wait to see what other creative craftiness you have to share with us! Cause you are one mucho talented chica!

Love you
~Manda

Adie said...

Love the coasters! I also love the pumpkin that you did over at Imperfectly Perfect!

jojo said...

I'm glad to see all that 'nudging brought you back. Love the coasters, I've never thought of doing something like that, now you got me thinking...

Savannah Smiles said...

Becca! These are seriously adorable!! I'm very jealous!

Heather's Haven said...

Love the coasters! FYI- totally stealing the idea.

I only hope I can find that paper, because I have recently started to like owls. Keep on blogging!

mississippi artist said...

These coasters are too cute! Loved the pumpkins you did for Manda.

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