Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Coaster Frame

Here is a quick and easy project using 3 coasters. I got the idea from Small Pig Pig at our Innisfail stamping weekend in July! Man, you should have seen her wipping these out at top speed!! They would make great presents for teachers or grandparents!!
They are extremely easy. You take your first coaster and using a ruler, measure to make a square in the middle of one coaster by marking the back of the coaster. Then cut it out with your hobby knife. I made my opening 2 1/4 x 2 1/2 here. Then glue a 2 1/2 x 2 3/4 sheet of transparency to the back of the coaster (the same side as the pencil marks)!! This is the front of the frame. Next, cut a "square U" in the second coaster so that the bottome of the U lines up with the bottom of your first square. This becomes the slot that you slide the picture into and the bottom of the U holds your little picture in place. The back of the frame is a plain coaster. You should decorate the front of your frame before glueing the 3 coasters together, especially if you want to tie ribbon around it or use brads.
The paper on this frame is from 7 gypsies - Angelo 6x6 variety pack. The ribbon I picked up at Michaels in the $1.50 bin (remember, I live in Canada and even though our dollar is now more than the US, we still have $1.50 bins while you enjoy your $1.00 bins). The entire coaster is sponged with Close to Cocoa (SU) using a dauber. I also dragged the edge of the frame on my Close to Cocoa stamp pad to make the edges all brown. I think this "finishes" the frame! You could really make this much more decorative using stamped and colored images.
Enjoy this quick and easy project!

1 comment:

Debbie said...

What a great idea! I think I need to try this. Thanks!
Debbie Olson