If you're looking for a fun afternoon project to work on while you're stuck inside (thanks, winter!), take a look at this easy and quirky coaster idea!
"Use a coaster!" were the words of my mother throughout my childhood. There are plenty of DIY coaster projects out there and these stitched ones are tugging at my coaster-lovin' heart strings!
Fabric scraps, old sheets, t-shirts that have seen better days: give these textiles a new shot at life by turning them into colorful DIY coil coasters!
I'm on a concrete kick these days, exploring all the unique ways you can use it in home decor. From accent walls to candle holders, its possibilities seem endless... and these DIY coasters might be the simplest and easiest of them all!
The last two days I showed you a fabulous...
When I was a little girl, my grandpa would keep us spell-bound by inexplicably pulling off his thumb and putting it back on again. I remember when he revealed the secret that his thumb was simply bent and hiding behind his other fingers. I suddenly could see the illusion (and realized that's why his actual stump of a ring finger could never be put back together!) and it was easy to replicate his little trick.
When I saw these modular coasters from How About Orange, it made me think of good ol' grandpa and his finger trick- except this time, it is all in felt.
Like twist ties, chopsticks, seem to multiply in the junk drawer. Here's a great idea from Gaiam for using those extras as well as the leftover ones from takeout night: turn them into ornamental coasters. Besides the chopsticks, all you need is some decorative
"We're talking serious attention to detail here - not content with creating coasters shaped like the more common 3.5-inch floppy disks, Supermandolini has gone back even further in time, producing a coaster range including 5.25-inch diskettes.
Yes, we're in the land of 70s computing with the Soft Sector coasters. But this isn't just an exercise in geek, it's really sharp design, with each 9cm x 9cm coaster having its own colourful and...
After living with my paint can lid coaster for a few days, I realized it only looked like a coaster when my coffee cup was sitting on it. Otherwise, it looked as if, somewhere, a paint can was missing its lid. So, in the spirit of beautification, I held the lid. I let it speak to me.
"Beads," it said.
"Perfect," I said.
I flooded the lid’s rim with my favorite tacky glue.
I sprinkled into the glue ring leftover silver and black...
The title of this post needs explanation. It’s something country folk my mother’s age say when referring to butchering pigs. And although as a vegetarian I find the origins of this edict revolting, I couldn’t agree with it more.
Snout to tail, nothing was wasted; everything but the squeal was used.
Fast Forward to the 21st Century
Which leads me to the leftover paint can lid from a previous post. It was a nice little paint can lid. It wasn’t...