For my friends bridal shower, I wanted to create a simple and useable party favour. I purchased some tiny glass bottles from Michaels and filled them with Japanese Roasted Rice Tea. Then I designed and printed small labels to hang on the bottles with string from the dollar store. The photos explain it further.
This past Christmas I made a gift for a friend, knowing that she liked to play Scrabble. I couldn’t afford to buy fancy presents this year, so a craft project was a fun solution.
Unfortunately I don’t have step by step photos for this project, so hopefully my instructions are good enough. It’s really more about the idea, you could use just about any materials as a backing and use wood glue to set the tiles in place.
Here’s what the final product look like, 4 in total, each one has a hidden word. I used words that relate to drinking, “stir, pint, wine, brew.” I wanted to have 4 words in each coaster, but unfortunately it was tough finding enough letters to make lots of words.
Items you’ll need:
Scrabble tiles (16 per coaster)
Thick felt with built in adhesive backing
First layout the letters how you’d like them for the coaster. Then, peel off the adhesive backing and lay your tiles as tight together as you can onto the sticky side of your felt. Use your utility knife to trim off extra felt around the edges. They can be done at this step, but I decided to trim my edges with thin pieces of felt. Adhesive felt is very forgiving, just make sure you buy the super thick type so your coasters won’t be floppy.
I made this for my boyfriend. It’s the most perfect gift for Valentine’s, Birthday, Anniversary, or just because…
I created a template using Adobe Illustrator, measured the size of the card and filled in the type within. Once printed on card stock, I cut out each square by hand. I glued them to the cards using a thin layer of basic mod-podge, but you could also use rubber cement for a faster drying time.
A few people have been asking if I hand wrote the sayings. I’ve decided to provide a link to the font I used, it’s called Mari & David
I recently was made aware of an original source to this project, I in no way ever took full credit for coming up with the idea myself, I just wanted to share what I made for my boyfriend. Details on how to make this craft can be found here: http://www.52reasonsiloveyou.com/
I am the type of person that likes to be thrifty when wrapping gifts (and for pretty much everything else in life too). I especially hate buying wrapping paper, so I tend to recycle and reuse whenever possible. I try to add in a few fun touches here and there by using asian newspaper, string, or even random objects instead of a bow. This year I mixed brown paper grocery bags with small bits of wrapping paper instead of ribbon and topped them off with various gift tags i’ve found online. I am specifically in love with the tag designed by Brooklyn Limstone, it’s super fun and really well designed. Download the printable tags here.