I really like giving Christmas gifts that are handmade. I also enjoy giving practical gifts. There are two very sweet moms who have watched my three youngest children this year so that I could volunteer in the GFA office two days a week, and we wanted to do something special for them. This project was the perfect practical, handmade gift that the kids could have a hand in making, and I think they turned out really nice!
For this project, we followed the Coaster Tutorial at Two Hippos Blog. We bought 12 four-inch ceramic tiles, glue, varnish and scrapbook paper. I precut the paper into four inch squares, and we layed them all out.
Samantha and Allen glued the paper squares on to the tiles. Then they added a second coat of glue to the top of the paper.
Once the papers were dry, I painted them with another coat of glue.
When that was dry, we added three coats of varnish to seal the coasters. We allowed them to dry and added some felt “feet” to the bottoms, and they’re all ready for giving!