Sunday, October 17, 2010


Hubs and I were at Home Depot the other day looking for mouse traps (yup...we have an infestation going on) and we wondered onto the tile aisle.  I grabbed up two plain white tiles and told Hubs we were going to make coasters out of them.  He had some reservations, because apparently he hates the sound of tiles rubbing against each other and other things.  I didn't know this about him at all.  I told him quietly and sympathetically to deal with it and assured him that all the tile would be covered when we were done.

Yesterday, we went to Paper-Source and searched for inspiration of what to put on the tiles.  We bought this great orange paper that almost felt like linen and some glittery bat stickers.  Later in the day we went to Target and I found some cool Halloween stickers in the dollar spot.  I got those too.

Now, Hubs is not very versed in crafting.  His crafting skills, and I'm so not saying this to be mean, are incredibly below normal.  He's a lawyer.  He's used to being logical and analytical and he has absolutely no patience.  I know that I need to plan really easy crafts for him.  Keeping this in mind, I covered the tile with paper for him, and just left the sticker placement as his duty.  His coaster turned out wonderful I have to say. 

Hubs used the glittery bats and I used the stickers from Target.  I'm really impressed with how they turned out.  Especially Darren's, since as I explained, he has absolutely no crafting skills..

What do you think?

Hubby's Creation....I <3 it!

My Coaster, it's supposed to look like subway art

My coaster festively keeping my $7 ikea side table ring free :)



RACKS and Mooby said...

Very creative! Nice!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Very cute! I love the one that looks like subway art...and I'm impressed you got your hubby to craft with you:)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Margie, those are awesome! I clicked over to your link b/c I thought that the photo looked like tiny subway art. Fun!!! :) What a cute idea for a hostess gift! I'm visiting from The CSI Project. Hope you might stop by my blog to say hi. :)

Shannon said...

I'm loving these coasters! I just barely made some for the first time yesterday and I'm feeling like such an amatuer looking at these beauties. (notlamecrochet.blogspot)

Suzanne said...

Really cute coasters -- so original!

The Trouts said...

I love these coasters! I love it when husbands jump on the crafting bandwagon. You were so smart to give his coaster a headstart. :) The both look great!!

Sawdust and Paperscraps said...

Subway art coasters! So cute!!!

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