Hi all! Tami Mayberry here with you today to share another fun and easy upcycled project. Quite often I come across ceramic coasters at garage sales and thrift stores that are inexpensive but may not be something that will match my current decor. Fortunately, very little work. they can be altered to match the season for just pennies. Here is one example!
Snowflake Coaster Supplies:
- Old ceramic coasters
- Core’dinations Vintage Collection 6 x 6 cardstock (blue)
- Core’dinations Glitter Silk 6 x 6 cardstock (opal)
- Clearsnap Caribbean Surfacez ink pad
- Sizzix dies: Paper Snowflakes, Framelits Circles
- Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machine
- Foam brush
- Sand It Gadget or sandpaper
- Plaid Mod Podge matte decoupage medium
Step 1: Sand edges of coaster to remove paint.
Step 2: Ink edges of coaster with permanent ink. Note: the more coarse the sandpaper used the more white you will see when inked.
Step 3: Die-cut a circle slightly smaller than coaster surface from Vintage cardstock and large snowflake from opal Glitter Silk cardstock.
Step 5: In the same manner adhere snowflake to coaster and seal top by brushing a second coat over the entire surface.
Step 6: Let dry overnight. Seal with a waterproof sealer as desired.
I love creating holiday projects that are inexpensive and easy to make. That way, I don’t feel bad about throwing them away after the holiday is over, saving storage space. This project certainly fit my quick and easy/cheap criteria- but it doesn’t look like it!
Halloween Ghost Boxes Supply List:
- 12×12 sheet of Core’dinations Vintage Cardstock in Emberglow
- 6×6 (or scrap) of Core’dinations Core Couture Glitter Cardstock in Black Tie
- 12×12 sheet of Core’dinations Core Basics Cardstock in White Canvas Texture
- Google Eyes
- Wooden Skewers
- Floral Foam
- Green Tissue Paper
- Hot Glue Gun/Gluesticks
- Silhouette Cameo (or other electronic cutting machine)
Step 1. The first step in this project is to select a box shape for your electronic cutting machine. You could also select a box template, and hand cut it. You will need three finished boxes.
The best part about the project, is you can resize the boxes to fit three of them on one 12×12 sheet of cardstock. Even though Core’dinations Vintage Collection cardstock is textured to resemble worn demin- it cuts beautifully in electronic cutting machines!
Step 2. Assemble the boxes using a hot glue gun.
Step 3. Trim a small piece of floral foam to fit the inside of the box. It doesn’t need to fill the box, it will just be a base for the ghosts to sit upright.
Step 4. Adhere foam pieces to the bottom of the boxes using hot glue. Cut a section of green tissue paper to cover the floral foam. Adhere tissue paper to the top of the floral foam in the box.
Step 5. Using an electonic cutting machine, cut three ghost shapes from white cardstock. You could also hand cut your ghosts. Trim wooden skewers to desired length, and adhere ghost shapes to skewer using hot glue.
Step 6. Insert your ghosts into the boxes. Using an electronic cutting machine or dies, cut the letters “BOO” from black glitter cardstock. Make sure to save the centers of the “B” and an “O”, this is what I used for the mouths of my ghosts.
Step 7. Adhere “BOO” letters to the box fronts. Adhere the “B” letter centers to the end ghosts, and trim the center of an “O” for the middle ghost. Adhere google eyes to each ghost.
Admire your “BOO”tiful creation!