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It never seems to fail that I end up having an extra guest or two (sometimes more) for Christmas dinner. This is when we open gifts, also. I try to keep something on hand that I can give them as a gift without them thinking they were forgotten. Most people have come to expect a handmade gift from me. Christmas Coasters

 

These easy to make coasters make a darling gift all wrapped up in Christmas wrap with a dainty bow on top. They are so versatile, the images can be anything from vintage to modern. It doesn't matter what the theme, as long as it is handmade. Makeup some extras for those in-laws, neighbors, or friends at work that seem to have everything. When they use them they will think of you and the wonderful times you have had together.

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Approximate Time: 20 minutes

Supplies:

  • 4 white cardboard coasters
  • 4 images that complement each other
  • 1/4 yard clear Contac paper
  • scissors
  • white glue
  • pencil
  • iron
  • old towel

Instructions:

    Cardboard Circles
     

  1. Cut out the four images you wish to make into a coaster. Using white glue, glue them in place on the coaster. Allow to dry for about 30 minutes in a well ventilated area. Handmade Santa Coasters
     

  2. Next trace around one of the coasters with a pencil on the back of the Contact paper. You can make each circle if you want, but I fold my Contact paper until I have all 4 circles that I need. I hold the Contact paper together or hold it with a paperclip and cut the circles out. Contact Paper
     

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  3. Next take the paper off one of the circles and adhere it to the front of your coaster where your image is. Be careful to work from top to bottom working slowly and smoothing out as you go. Continue until all four are finished. Contact paper being laid on a image of Santa
     

  4. Cut away any excess Contact paper from around the edges of your coaster. Next using a warm iron press the coaster between two pieces of a towel on medium heat. This will seal your coaster completely. Iron on white fabric
     

Now your coasters are finished and ready for use. For an extra special gift tie them up with a cute jute string and attach a card.

Tip: I like to pick different topics and find clip art or images that fit together. You may wish to make more than four if a family is larger. Just uses a few more supplies.

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By gem from VA

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October 19, 20110 found this helpful

That is so great! I would like to try this.

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October 19, 20110 found this helpful

They are so easy and fun to make.
Thanks. I had a ball.
Gem

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October 21, 20110 found this helpful

The end of the roll of Christmas gift wrap will provide several images. Stickers would be a good source of images also.

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October 21, 20110 found this helpful

These are great!

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October 23, 20110 found this helpful

Photos are also good to use, and I've created designs on the computer and used them as well.

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October 26, 20110 found this helpful

Very thoughtful and great idea. I do this all year, make and buy things that I put away for "emergency presents". Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea. PBP

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October 26, 20110 found this helpful

Great idea and tip! I am going to make these this weekend. I have almost everything. I am going to make seasonal and year round ones to send to family! Great gift idea. I have some old Christmas cards that did not get used so I will cut some of those up.

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I really can't wait to get these started! Ok so maybe I had a bit too much coffee today but I am excited! Finally a use for that clear contact paper.

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