Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Charming Christmas Coasters

Finally, I found a use for the Christmas charm squares I received in a swap last month...





Christmas Coasters!


These things are a doddle to make (another typically Brit word for you Erin, enjoy!), they look really cute, and make a great last minute gift when you are running out of time (and energy)...




I followed this tutorial, although if I made these again I would make a slight modification. The first square to stack in the pile would be an extra charm square, right side down. Just because when you fiddle around to get a wine glass into the coaster, you end up seeing quite a bit of the batting. Which doesn't look so great.




These are now pressed, stacked, tied and wrapped.




And ready to put under the tree. Which, by the way, I bought and decorated last night :o)



15 comments:

  1. I didn't know you were supposed to stick the end of the wine glass inside the coasters. I was given some earlier this year and just thought they hadn't been finished off properly!

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  2. Oooh clever, a coaster thats SUPPOSED to stick to the bottom of the glass... lol Great idea!

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  3. so cute, and I love the wrapping job too

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  4. I love your wrapping, and those coasters are so clever! x

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  5. Cool. Now I do hope that was a paws for thought... ;o)

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  6. Those coasters are such a great idea and I'm loving your wrapping :-)

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  7. I had no idea you put the glass in either - lovely make LJ!

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  8. what a great idea! I made a christmas quilt with all my squares - altho it wont be ready for christmas because i am having to undo my dire fmq'ing :-(

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  9. What a good idea! Love the wrapping, very stylish!

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  10. Fab pressie idea! Great way to use those charms. Jxo

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  11. I'm yet another who didn't know the coasters were to adorn the glasses. Cool!

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  12. doddle!!! that's great!
    those are bloody cool coasters!

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  13. Love the coasters and the kitty paws! Think you need a kitty paw on your wrapping paper to mark your cats contribution! Hehe!

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