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A Thanksgiving Gift You Can Give as a Christmas Gift Too

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The benefits of DIY projects are clear:
1. They add personal a personal touch.
2. They are a labor of love.
3. They can save you money.
The question remains. . how can I make an inexpensive coasters when entertaining or to give as a thoughtful gift?

If you need a nice hostess gift, a little something extra, consider making these coasters that you can pair with a mug and a beverage as a gift. This could come in handy if you need an extra gift in a pinch.

Here’s a tutorial for making DIY chalkboard coasters:

Materials:

Wooden Plaques
Chalkboard Spray Paint
Permanent Marker
Felt or Cork
Scissors
Chalk
Purchase plaques from a local craft store. I bought these at Michael’s Craft Store. Check your local craft store if Michael’s isn’t in your area.
They came in a pack marked “Bundle of Plaques”.
They cost $4.99. There are 25 plaques in 5 different shapes.

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I thought they would make excellent coasters.

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I sprayed them and let them dry. I didn’t fuss over spraying the edges.

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I just colored that part in with a black permanent marker after the spray paint dried.

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I used them back in November but these can be used for any occasion. I think they make a great hostess gift.

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This was my request at Thanksgiving.

Cut out felt or cork to put along the bottom. Use the coaster to trace the shape. Cut it out and then adhere underneath.

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This will be my Christmas request. ; )

Use these year round and write whatever festive message fits the season.

 

I tried them out with my Tweet, Pray, Love mug while serving dessert and warm drinks. they were a hit at Thanksgiving. so I’m going to make more and give them with the mug and a refreshing beverage.


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