Thursday, June 23, 2011


I do not know if I am now partial to wedding gifts but now being on both ends I 1. do not have a lot of money 2. prefer handmade over store bought and 3. hate returning items for what ever reason thus I hate buying wedding gifts. I think i have now found my go to gift and its super cheap (less than $10, but no one else needs to know that).

So here is the box, simple but LOVES IT!

So inside the box you have two ( yes I was too lazy to unwrap both) over sized mugs and a set of 4 handmade chalkboard coasters.

Pier 1 mugs $4.00 ea (i think)
0.50$ for all the tiles
0.25$ for the felt 
chalkboard paint, twine, and chalk .. already owned

I primed my tiles because they are very slippery and you want your paint to bind as much as possible especially because you are going to write on them etc. 

Than wait til it is completely dry and spray the chalk board paint. I have the spray and the regular and i like the spray better because you dont get line marks from a brush ( if i used the right brush i probably wouldn't get lines, oh well) and spray a few coats, drying in between and all the way after. It only takes about 10 minutes to dry.

I used a hot glue gun and glued the felt on the back so that your coaster can slide on your table or whatever with out scratching it

and your DONE! how easy was that?

What is your go to wedding gift?


  1. you are insanely creative!! i usually just pick something off the wedding registry.

  2. I'm boring and usually just pick something from the registry. But I want to try being more's more fun to do a personal gift rather than something like a toaster!


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