Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Inexpensive Paper Craft Ideas

As promised in my newsletter, this month I am posting some creative ideas for inexpensive gifts for teachers, mom and grads. (Post a message if you'd like to receive my newsletter.)

Today's idea is a Coaster Clip Board. You'll need a heavyweight coaster to start with. Restaurants like Chili's may be give you a few coasters if you ask them.

  • Cut printed paper to fit the size of coaster you are using and then adhere to the coaster. I like using Bonding Memories glue from Close To My Heart. If you are using printed coasters from a restaurant, you will want to cover both sides of the coaster with decorative paper.
  • Sand the edges of the coaster (tip - sand 'down' towards the edge so the paper does not pull up).
  • Attach sticky notes to the decorated coaster and secure in place with a 1-1/4" binder clip.
    You can decorate the binder clip with coordinating paper (1-1/4" x 3/4"). Adhere the paper to the clip with Tombow adhesive or similar two sided tape runner.
  • Use ribbons, paper flowers, sparkles, etc. to jazz up your Coaster Clip Board.

Let me know how yours turns out.


Valerie Ipson said...

That is so freakin' cute! Karla and I may need to make some for the lovely sisters we visit teach. ;)

Anonymous said...

Or instead of visiting teaching this month, let's have all our sisters over to your house and we can do a class and make them. Love it! :>

Anonymous said...

Super Cute!