Monday, April 5, 2010

A Grown-up Idea

Do you have a hard time finding a gift to make for grown-up people?  Because I do.  (And no, this isn't an infomercial).  When my friend celebrated her birthday a few weeks ago (Happy Birthday Gen!) I went scouring through blogs trying to find something I could make, and I came along these.

They were super easy to make and I love how they turned out!
Instead of using napkins, I made some cute designs in photoshop and printed them on to cardstock.
They were simple and inexpensive...the only thing that took time was the drying.  Her tutorial is great, so make sure to read hers if you're going to make them.  The basic idea is you mod podge paper to the front of the tiles and also over the top of the paper to seal it. Then hot glue corkboard to the bottoms.  And to finish, you spray with an acrylic sealer.
And yes, you can buy most of this (except tiles) at Walmart.  The finishing spray was with the craft things and the corkboard was in stationary!

Voila!  I am so happy to have a grown-up gift idea to add to the list. Linked at Today's Creative blog, Reinvented, Craft Edition, Silly Little Sparrow and soft place to land!

20 comments:

Fresh Poppy Sisters said...

Super Duper cute Meg! Love them. Turned out cuter than I had imagined when you were explaining them. Good on you mate!

Anne said...

So cute!

The Baldwin's said...

yay!! I feel so special to have my name on your blog :) i love my coasters and can't wait to have mad parties so I can use all 4 of them....or i guess when the babies get older they can set their root beer on them too...if I let them :) love you!!

Mandy said...

I love these - so simple but cute! I'm having my first link party today if you'd like to join in: www.craftedition.blogspot.com

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

absolutely delightful! I can't wait to make these little pretties! I hopped over from Strut Your Stuff and am so happy that I did. Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day this week when you get a moment. I have become a follower and I hope you'll do the same. until later...

Cottage Dreamers said...

Very cute! I need to make some of these for myself! (and good gift idea!)
☺ Celeste

Heather said...

Really cute, love how you personalized them!

Its So Very Cheri said...

Hey I just came by to check in and see what you have been up to and to ask you to come over to my new site and re-Sign up to follow me over there. Google doesn't let you take your followers with you. I'm still following you.
I have a give-a-way that ends Friday and another that starts on Friday

Cheri

Sara said...

soo cute!
cant wait for you to make me some ;)

Rebecca said...

Those are really cute! I don't know any grown-up who wouldn't love them!

Alison said...

These are so darling!! Fabulous idea. I definitely want to make me some of these. I found you on Take-A-Look Tuesday. Thanks for sharing!

Alison
http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/

Meg said...

Those are very cute. And I love the paper. I do have a hard time finding gifts for grown ups! ;)

I would love for you to check out my site for a spring block give away! alittleknickknack.blogspot.com
Have a great afternoon!

Holly said...

These are great. I love they way they look...and what an inventive idea for a present. I have to try these. I am a new follower.
Holly
504 Main

Amy said...

Really ♥ these, one day I'll get crafty....

aimee said...

So cute. Brilliant! Now you've got me motivated.

L Johnson said...

Nice idea!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Very Cute! Great gift idea.

Tamara Jacobs said...

sooo cute!

Cori said...

This is so fun and cute!
I hope it's okay that I featured it as an inspiration on my blog, More! Than Scrap.
Thanks so much for sharing your creation :)
Cori, morethanscrap.blogspot.com

A little bit of this and that... said...

So cute! got all the materials and will be working on it this weekend!