Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Paint Chip Coasters

I have a HUGE list of blogs on my RSS reader.  It's actually so huge that most of the time I don't update my own blog because I am so busy reading everyone else's.  So many of my favorite blogs have mentioned Pinterest in the last month or so that I got really interested.  I didn't really understand what it was all about at first.  The fact that I had to request an invitation enticed me even more.  The few days that I waited for the email telling me I could join were like torture.  Once I got it, and was able to look around I was completely hooked.  What a great place to look for crafty inspiration!!

Lately, one of my favorite things to look for on Pinterest are Paint Chip projects.  I can't remember what made me first search for it, but there are so many cute things that people do with paint chips.  Check out a few of my favorites:
graceandlightstudio.com via pinterest
howaboutorange.com via pinterest
jos2ndact.blogspot.com via pinterest
My sister just bought a new house, and had a housewarming BBQ over Labor Day Weekend.  I figured that her housewarming gift would be a great opportunity to try making a paint chip craft of my own.  I made her a set of six coasters.

Of course I forgot to take pictures of the coasters before I gave them to my sister, so had to ask her to take a few shots for me.  They didn't turn out exactly as I had envisioned.  It ended up being kind of a mismatched set because I kept changing my mind as to what would look good.  I think what I really needed was a die cut so that everything would be punched out evenly and pretty.

For a first attempt though, I think they look pretty good.  My sister liked them, and that's all that matters right? The two that she shot by themselves are her favorites.

What do you think?  Are they "pin" worthy?


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