Remember this card I made for my dad for Fathers Day? I used it for inspiration to make some coasters for him, using photo coasters I purchased at Bed Bath and Beyond. I started by making four small drawings.
Each coaster holds a 2 1/2 inch square photo. Before I colored the images, I had to reduce them on my copier. I find it difficult to draw very small images, so mine were too big to fit in the coasters. Stamped images would have been a lot easier, if I had some that would be appropriate for my dad.
Next, I cut the images down and backed them with Close to Cocoa cardstock. Below are each of the completed coasters.
For this one, I used the same photo as I did when drawing the fly for my card.
This was the first one that I colored and it didn't come out very well. I had never used water colors on a photocopy before and didn't realize how much the ink would run. So it is a little smeary.
This is the box that the coasters came in. They were only $9.99 at Bed Bath and Beyond and I understand they can be found in several department stores, like Mervyns or Gottschalks.
I have to give my mom credit for this idea. She had some of these coasters and used her A Good Egg set (Stampin' Up) to decorate them for Easter. She plans to change them out with each season. Isn't that a good idea?
I think this would make a great house warming gift. You could create inserts for all the major holidays and some seasonal inserts for in between holidays and give it as a completed set. Might be a fun make and take idea for demos, too.