Thursday, September 1, 2011

Photo Frame Coasters

Hi everyone!

Today I have an easy peasy home decor project for you. I bought these beveled glass photo frame coasters at our local thrift store for $4.99. I had seen this cute project in the latest issue of Paper Crafts magazine and decided to use them to make my version of the project. I am going to enter them in the challenge over at Whimsical Wednesday. This week we are challenged to be inspired by words. Take a look at the photo. What word pops out to you first and what is the first thing you think of when you see that word?
So for the challenge this week create a card/project inspired by one of the words in the picture. Incorporate that word onto your card or project. I was inspired by all the words, so I incorporated 4 of them into my project.



The coasters have pockets in the back for you to insert your photos in. I simply cut some script pattern paper to fit the pockets. I attached some fall looking leaf stickers to each piece of paper. I printed out Faith, Hope, Love and Peace on card stock, inked around the edges, added a rhinestone and attached them to the script paper also. Then just popped them in the pockets of the coasters. So easy and now I have pretty fall coasters on my side table in the living room.
And the best part is I can just pop them out and change them to fit the season (I feel future posts coming, LOL).


I think they turned out pretty cute and took very little time! Just love when you find something at the thrift store that you can revamp and make into something special.


Supplies used: Coasters - thrift store; cardstock - cream; patterned paper - Script in Timeless by Kaiser Craft; ink - Amaretto by Powderpuffs; font - Engravers MT; rhinestones - Kaiser Craft; Leaf stickers - Martha Stewart





12 comments:

Mom said...

I LOVE these ! What a pretty way to welcome Fall. The soft colors, the words and the textures you have chosen make this extra special. It would be a very nice hostess gift. Excellent Job !

Dawn said...

Very nicely done. I love your idea, and "thrift store" shopping is always on my to do list...

liz at liz's paper loft said...

super cute! I love those coasters!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

These are wonderful Esther and a great gift!! Love the price!! I might just have to make some for Christmas:) I received the goodies today!! WOW thank you so much!!!!
Hugs

GiGi said...

What beautiful coasters! I love the leaves and great colors! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

Sherrie K. said...

Esther, this is a GREAT idea! I love how they turned out with the script pattern paper and leaf added. So festive for the fall!! I really like the fact that you can change them out for each season.
It also makes such a wonderful gift and not too expensive either! Great find and wonderful to share the idea!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Karen H said...

These are gorgeous coasters! Such a fabulous idea and you executed it beautifully. The pretty leaves look even more lovely against the script backdrop and I love that you added a little sparkle. :o) Excellent work! Thank you for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday! :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Stephanie said...

OMG this is an amazing project. I love what you have done with these inspiring words. Such a great way to bring a little bit a Fall into your home!!! I really need see if I can find some of these!

Stephanie said...

I got so excited with your project that I forgot to say thank you for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays.

Annette said...

These came out so lovely. It's fun to repurpose and these will be great for fall. Thanks fo your sweet comment on my card.
mymindsdustbunnies.blogspot.com

cklopping said...

My word that jumped out to me was "Faith" It seems like all the others fall into place once you have faith. I LOVE the coasters! In fact, I'd like to order some from you if I can! Great job and a wonderful project.

Cindy said...

AWESOME job with your project Esther!I LOVE the pretty leaves and colors,Thanks so much for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays!:)