- rent and utilities
- cable and internet
I have found myself upping my creativity and thrifty shopping skills. Lots of antique shopping and garage sale hunting, and even more making things myself. This is one project that I am really happy with the end result... and it's keeping my grandparents furniture safe. Cute and functional! Win!
Lesson: Patterned Coasters
- Cork coasters (I got this pack for $1.37 at Hobby Lobby)
- Masking tape
- acrylic paint and brush
- Modge Podge
1) Use scissors to cut masking tape in fun, geometric patterns and adhere them to the coasters. Make sure to press them down and smooth them out completely to eliminate bleeding (note: there will be some bleeding because the cork is absorbant. I decided I didn't care about that, but if it bothers you, try wood or other materials)
Extension activities: This procedure (relief painting) couldn't be easier. It could be used to embellish any kind of unfinished object. I'm thinking about doing it on a wood serving tray and maybe some wooden spoons. If I use it to decorate things that are going to have more food/liquid on them, I need to buy a sealer that is a little more heavy-duty. Great, one more thing to add to the shopping list :)
I was really pleased with how these turned out. My mom tried to steal then when she was over the other night!
Bonus, Bubbe and Zayde's furniture is safe from glass rings!
Here's to making my house a home... on the cheapest budget possible!