After my weekend, I needed a way to de-stress and I was feeling like being crafty so I decided to join up with Tara's Monday Made It. My craft is for the home, but I can use them at school as well.
I have been wanting to make some coasters for some time now because what I use is not very appealing at all: a folded up tissue.
I hit up Lowes and bought some little tiles. I got 4 tiles for just over a dollar. (I can't remember the exact amount.)
I grabbed my spray sealer, felt, scrapbook paper, cricut, and my trusty modge podge and got to work. I was a mess and didn't want to get my camera all messed up so I only have the end result to show you. I am super happy with how they turned out, that I might just make some more to give away as gifts.
They were really simple to make. I just started out by tracing the tiles onto my paper and cutting them out. I then adhered them to the top of the tile by applying a layer of modge podge on the top of the tile. I then applied a layer of modge podge to the top of the paper. I used my Cricut and cut out the D (for my last name) and the hearts. I adhered these using modge podge and then modge podged over the entire tile again. I used Modge Podge Clear Spray Sealer so that when something wet is set on them it will not ruin them. I finished them off by adding some felt on the bottoms so that they wouldn't scratch anything. Very simple and it cost me less than 2 dollars total since I already had many of the products on hand.
I also wanted to take a quick minute to thank Tori, at Tori's Teacher Tips, for being the winner of her Caught Reading Linky Giveaway. I got some awesome prizes from her and a few other lovely ladies. Thanks ladies :)
I had also mentioned about our weather and electric fiasco this weekend. Let's just say it continued to go out and stay out all weekend and even decided to while I was in the middle of baking a cake. Luckily the cake wasn't ruined and continued to cook when the electric came back on. The pictures I have are not too great, but you will get the general idea of what we have experienced the past few days.
The tree on our garage. Luckily the wires were there or we would have a HUGE gaping hole in our garage. It had some minor issues, but nothing major thank goodness.
The pole that held the lines the tree fell on. It completely snapped the wire that holds it into the ground. My fingers are crossed it doesn't come down before they fix it.
The gutsy tree trimming guys.
Thankfully they were nice enough to throw the branches on the ground for us. Apparently they are not required to do that.
Please excuse the DISGUSTING gas tank. It is a back yard eye sore. It doesn't look near as bad in these pictures as it does in real life, but just picture a forest throwing up in your backyard and this is what it looks like.
Our area was hit pretty good and a few neighboring towns. A tornado touched down about a half hour away so we were lucky that all we had was some limbs and a tree down and no electricity. It still stinks, but I am definitely thankful it wasn't worse. :)
Have a great day everyone!!!!