Thursday, April 14, 2011

Cool Coasters and a Budget Friendly Holder

I told you guys last week about my end table makeover, and then I showed you some photos of them back in action in my living room.  In that post I shared a cool Etsy shop called MonikaDesign, where I ordered some coasters to protect my awesome newly made over tables. 

Well, they're here!

They came packaged in the most adorable way.

They actually came in a few days ago, but I'm just now getting this post together.  :)  I'm very pleased with them, and I think they will look super cute on my end tables.

What do you think?

Since I had these adorable little coasters now, I needed a "holder" for them.  I thought about several options for making one, but I wanted it super simple and low-key.  With a couple of vague ideas in mind, I went down the street to the craft store nearby.  

I just happened to find the perfect thing!  They had these little round, clear, plastic containers that happened to be the perfect size.  (Plus they were only $1... It doesn't get much better than that.)    I bought one of the containers and a piece of brown felt.

I cut the felt to be the perfect size for the bottom of the container, and then again for the bottom of the inside.

Then I glued the felt to the container with Tacky Glue and let it dry.

Voila!  My perfect little coaster holder! (Not too shabby for about $1.50)

Hope everyone is having a great week!  I know I've been trying to soak up every minute before Kent leaves for a while.  : (  We've been having a blast the past couple of weeks though-- working on different projects, riding our cruisers in the evenings, working out, dinner dates, movies, days at the beach, and lots of other little adventures.   I just try to appreciate it all!  

P.S.  Don't forget about the giveaway coming next week!  Check back in the next few days for instructions on how to enter! :)


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