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"Summer Social" Guest Project — The Surfer’s Poncho {tutorial}

15 Jun
Woohoo!!!
I can’t believe I’m here guesting for Jen on Tatertots & Jello! 
My name is Kyla and I’m visiting you from Funky PolkaDot Giraffe!

I feel like the kid from the Willy Wonka movie
who yells – “Look at me! I’m on TV!”
That’s seriously how awesome this is for me.
I adore Jen and hope to meet her in real ASAP!

I’ve lived all over the country.
Born in Las Vegas, jr. high and high school in Iowa,
a summer in Kentucky, college years in Utah and now I’m settled
in fabulous Orange County, California.
I’m married to my college sweetheart and we have two crazy munchkins.
I’m a second grade teacher, turned creative blogging enthusiast, and I tend to the
obsessive – just ask my husband 🙂
I have an Etsy shop, do day care full time, and love blogging on my crafty blog

Today I’m sharing a fun summer project that
I’ve been wanting to make for a long time.
 

I found the towels over a year ago at a Black Friday sale
and I just knew they’d come in handy one day.

It’s the Surfer’s Poncho –
or a new spin on the classic and much loved, hooded towel.

We have swimming lessons starting in a week
and one thing that drives me crazy is
the dragging of the towels across the parking lot or
the crying 2 year old because she can’t keep her towel
on and she’s “freezing”.
The insanity!!!!

So I was brainstorming with my husband about
the problem – he’s a good sounding board –
and he said, “You should make a surfer’s towel.”
And I was like, huh?
He explained that surfers cut holes in the top
of a towel so they have a makeshift changing room on the beach.
The towels don’t fall off – because they are poncho style.
So I changed the plans a little bit and this is what I came up with.

Surfer Poncho Tutorial:

What you’ll need: 
1 large towel 
1 hand towel 
thread 
sewing machine

 

  • STEP ONE:  Fold your hand towel in half.
    You can use the decorative edge or a finished edge of the
    towel to save you the time of having to “hem” the outside edge.
    Lay your pattern down and pin.
    I used a hood from a hooded towel we already had
    to make my pattern.

 

  • STEP TWO
    Cut your hood pieces out, cutting a little extra for seam allowance
    if you didn’t already allow for that in the sizing.
    I added extra, because the pattern was actually for my
    daughter’s towel and my son has a BIG-ger head 🙂

 

  • STEP THREE:
    Sew around the outside edge where the arrows outline.
    I sewed a 1/4″ seam allowance with a zig zag stitch
    and then went over the seam again with a straight stitch. 
  • STEP FOUR: 
    Fold your towel in half lengthwise to form the poncho.
    Then, find the center of the folded edge.
    You could measure and be exact, but I folded it in half again
    and marked with a pin. 
  • STEP FIVE: 
    Use the neck hole of a shirt and make a pattern
    piece for the neck opening.
    You can also estimate and eye it if you’re comfortable with that.

     

  • STEP SIX
    Open up your neck opening and pin down the front
    half of the ellipse.
    Then sew a 1/4″ seam around the pinned edge –
    again I did a zig zag and then a straight stitch. 

 

  • STEP SEVEN: 
    Find the center of the back part of the ellipse and mark with a pin.
    Then match the center of the hood to the center of the ellipse
    and pin the hood to the poncho right sides together. 

  • STEP EIGHT: 
    Sew the hood to the poncho with a 1/4″ seam.
    I did a zig zag and went back over with a straight stitch.
    Woohoo! Now you have a Surfer Poncho!
  • STEP NINE: 
    Time to add the pocket.
    I grabbed my son’s sweatshirt and took a pattern from the pocket.

     

  • STEP TEN: 
    Cut a little extra for seam allowances, then fold the edges
    under where the arrows are and sew down the raw edge
    so you have a finished edge.
  • STEP ELEVEN
    Position in the pocket where you’d like it to lay.
    Then, holding the top edge of the pocket in place,
    flip the pocket up toward the hood,
    so that with right sides are together now.
    Sew with a 1/4″ seam along the top seam –
    that looks like the bottom seam of the pocket right now. 
  • STEP TWELVE
    After you’ve sewn the top seam,
    flip it back down and sew the bottom portion down,
    leave the holes open for the pocket.
And there you have it – The Surfer’s Poncho!
 
And just in case you have a Surfette 🙂 
Thank you so much for having me, Jen!

I hope you’ll all come visit me at Funky PolkaDot Giraffe sometime.

Thanks Kyla!!! 
Those Surfer Hoodie Towels are just adorable!!
Kyla is one of my favorite bloggers and twitter friends!! 
It is incredible to me how much she gets done!! 
Here are some of my favorite Kyla ideas:
{And, if you don’t want to make one, Kyla sells them in her cute etsy shop}
{Check out her Rainbow Jello – so colorful and fun!}
{And Kyla makes the cutest Korker Hair Korkers – find out how to make them!}
Be sure to stop by Funky Polka Dot Giraffe – you will be glad you did!!
And, be sure to check back for more 
Summer Social Ideas
ALL Summer long!!
It’s going to be SO fun!!! 
xoxoxo

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Guest Project — Make Miniature Dollhouse Drapes!

1 Apr
Greetings, TT&J readers!
I’m honored to be posting here on Jen’s great blog today!

My name is Rhonda, aka Mrs. Greene, which is also the name of my blog.
  I live in a wee little town in Michigan with my awesome husband and our two kitties, Merlin and Abracadabra.

I dabble in all kinds of craft disciplines, including making dollhouse miniatures. Today I am going to share with you how to make some very quick and convincingly realistic lace curtains to dress up your dollhouse windows!

You will need:
  • Lace yardage (old lace curtains or a tablecloth will work well and can be found cheaply at thrift stores)
  • Lace trim
  • Bamboo skewer
  • 4 pony beads
  • Straight pins
  • Needle & thread
  • Glue
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors

Start by cutting two curtain panels to fit your window. They should each measure about 2 inches longer than you want the finished curtains to hang and at least as wide as the width of the window.

Place the panels so that they overlap slightly along the sides and place the bamboo skewer across the top.

Fold the top edge of the lace over the skewer and pin it into place.

Cut a piece of lace trim the same width as the pair of panels.

Flip the panels over so that the pinned edge is facing down. Lay the lace trim across the top of the panels and pin it into place. Carefully hand-sew along the line of pins through all three layers of lace.

To make a mounting bracket for your curtain rod, stack and glue two pony beads together as shown, with one on its side resting in the hole of the other. Repeat with a second pair of beads.

Glue the ends of the curtain rod (with the curtain on it) into the bead brackets. Be careful to make sure both brackets are glued to the rod at the same angle and make sure that the rod is trimmed to slightly wider than the window before gluing.

To hang the curtains, glue the brackets to the dollhouse wall just above the window. If desired, tie back the curtains with short lengths of ribbon. Your window is now dressed and ready to compliment the rest of your tiny decor!
 Wow Rhonda – that is so cool! 
Whenever I think of dollhouses it reminds me of this Sesame Street segment:
I was obsessed with those teeny tiny spoons!! LOL. 
Rhonda has a really fun blog with cool projects like:
{And if you love dollhouses, Rhonda has great tutorials on making realistic model miniatures like this Cotton Candy Stand}
 Be sure to head over to Mrs. Greene for some great ideas and visit Rhonda over at Dollar Store Crafts where she helps out as well!
xoxo
PS — It’s Friday!! Time for some Crafty Inspiration. Come link up YOUR ideas at the Weekend Wrap Up Party tonight at 6 pm {MST}. It’s my favorite day of the week because I get to see YOUR ideas!!!
xoxo



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Guest Project — "Rock of Love" Valentine Play Party!!

1 Feb
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Hello~ We are Amy and Bri, of The Savvy Moms Guide
{Two average moms who enjoy making the EveryDay SAVVY}

We have found that Spray Paint, Scrapbook Paper and Fabric can give anything a face lift. The Dollar Bin at Target is better than a Sale Rack at Nordstrom’s (well maybe not, but that is what we tell our husbands). Pictures of family are Priceless compared to Framed Art (and cheaper). And nothing is better than Starbucks……but you can live without it, as long as you have a good Coffee Creamer.

 We Love Play Dates and Parties, Decor and Design, and creating Perfection for Pennies.
But Play Dates are kind of our ‘thing’.

Webster defines a play date as~an arranged appointment for children to get together for a few hours to play. While this is true, we wanted more.

And so began our Savvy Play Parties…the Ultimate play date!!!
A Savvy Moms play party is one that is creative, interactive, educational, fun, healthy and delicious, all at the same time. And every month we host one! We always want our followers to feel like they can create the parties we share. Our Play Parties are filled with Penny Projects, EveryDay Finds and DIY creations.

With that we present to you our  
“Rock of Love” Play Party. 
A day filled with Savvy Stylings that we hope ‘Makes your heart Sing’.

For this Play Party we wanted to take the traditional Valentine’s colors and theme and incorporate a bit of edgy rock. We were able to use records that we had from home and accent with leopard scrapbook paper to create that Rock of Love look we were going for.
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We have been seeing glass bottles used in many photo shoots, parties and dessert tables lately. We love the look. So we had no problem buying a case of Starbucks Frappucinos and using the re-purposed bottles for the kids Strawberry milk. We added some leopard scrapbook paper from Jo-Anns and glitter heart stickers from the Target Dollar bins to create a sweet treat for the kids to enjoy. And the best part is we will use these bottles again and again!
 
We like to always include some sort of healthy snack for the kids that is fun and compliments the theme. So we cut up fruit and used a heart shape cookie cutter and placed them in fun plastic cups we found at the Dollar Tree and accented with leopard ribbon.
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Another Signature ‘Savvy Moms’ idea are Place mats.
We think it is a great way for the kids to get excited about what they are doing if they have something in front of them that is personalized and themed. To create these place mats, and usually all of our Play Party place mats, we use 12×12 sheets of scrapbook paper, usually found in the Target Dollar bins or what we may have laying around. We used our Silhouette to cut out each kiddos initials, place onto a doilie and covered with contact paper.
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We found these Valentine Trees at Jo-Anns and used them as our Rock Candy Tree, hanging Ring Pops off of them.
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Our cupcake topper printables were created for us by our talented photographer Donella, of Ella B Photography. These were a ‘rockin’ touch to our yummy cupcakes made by our good friend Jamie of Kolby Kakes.
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Kolby Kakes also made ‘Rock Of Love Records’ or Ding Dongs and fun and funky hot pink microphone cookies that the kids really enjoyed.
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The cupcake stand was also a DIY idea inspired by Skip to My Lou. 
We followed the tutorial on how to make a cupcake stand, replaced the plates with records and added a touch of leopard and glitter heart stickers from the target Dollar bins creating one Savvy cupcake stand.  

We also used records and turned them into serving trays for the cookies, clever and creative!

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The kids craft for the day were these adorable wooden guitars and hearts also found at Jo-Anns in the Dollar Bins.
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No Valentine’s Celebration is complete without a Valentine exchange.
When we saw these Adorable Heart Pockets on One Charming Party we knew they were perfect. Savvy and Simple just the way we like it!

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Happy Valentine’s Day……’I pick you’.
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Each of our Play Parties also includes a coordinating story. So we read ‘The Night Before Valentine’s Day’ while they ate their Valentine treats.
We found a great recipe over at Parenting.com for Cupcake Microphones that fit the theme perfectly!! Some serious faces, but they truly made their ‘Hearts Sing’!

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The kids got to rock out with their Conversation Heart microphones that were also a great DIY idea we shared as a sneak peek earlier in the month.  
These microphones can also be turned into Valentine topiaries. Just get yourself a metal bucket (found in Target Dollar bins most of the time) or a planters pot and stick into foam, rocks or sand and use for decor for your home or next party.
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Rock On Friends……..
And keep Making the EveryDay Savvy!
Smiles~
Amy & Bri

What a sweet party.
Thanks girls for such a great Kids’ Valentine Party Idea!!
The Savvy Moms Guide is a blog with all sorts of fantastic party inspiration like:

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 {Savvy Valentine Mobile}

https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/webre.jpg?w=231
{Gingerbread Holiday Party}


https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/sour252520cream252520apple252520pie252520tutorial252520pic2525201255b1255d.png?w=300
{Sour Cream Apple Pie}
 http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_l8l2-zkOiLg/TM9RddhvU2I/AAAAAAAAAZE/OeBnR442nkw/s1600/whoot+5.jpg
{Whoot of Thanks Party}

Be sure to check out Amy and Bri at The Savvy Moms Guide!!

xoxo


PS — Be sure to head over to Sew Dang Cute for this week’s
Crafting With The Stars voting.
Awesome projects!!

 

Guest Project — Make Whimsical Glove Purses {great party craft}

5 Jan
Hello!
  Hoot Photography Blog
My name is Chrissy and I’m thrilled to be guest posting on Jen’s Tatertots and Jello Blog. 
My blog is about to get a makeover and a name change.  Currently Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow but soon to be Hoot Designs.  

This super fun purse is great for a young girl or with a long strap can be worn to dress up an outfit of yours.
The supplies are super simple, many you might already have. Buttons, sequins, ribbon, felt, $1 gloves, oval glass beads and puffy paint.
 
     
In this photo it shows buttons as “rings” and dotted fingertips.  Really here is no right or wrong with this project.
Now you need your “flap” for the purse, which you will want to be able to get inside of.   This is simply cut from felt with pinking sheers and hand sewn to the back part of the opening of the glove.  Cut it as wide as the wrist of your glove.  I made it with a fold making it two ply which you will eventually hot glue together to seal the threads inside.  It also makes the flap more stable.  I hand stitched it to the glove edge across the fold of the flap.
The left photo shows the flap unembellished and on the right with the oval glass beads attached with E6000 glue and a few sequins added with a needle and thread.  The same paint on the fingers and dotted around the trim is also used to make the snowman’s buttons and face features.
Here is another variation, dots for a ring and the addition of the felt hat.  The colors you choose and the decorations you can add are endless!
After all your embellishments are added you can add a ribbon for your strap. This can be hot glued to the flap inside seams before you hot glue it shut around the edges.
Thanks Chrissy!!
How cute would these be to make for a Winter-Themed Party or a little girl’s Birthday Party craft??? 
Chrissy has a beautiful blog with gorgeous pictures!

Check out these fun projects she has created: 

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http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_gUrQB8fYVZc/TSOeweIm43I/AAAAAAAAAew/TT0idlVMVJo/s1600/Etched+Dish+2.jpg
{She made these fun Etched Glass Dishes with her new Silhouette}
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/ruffledscarf.jpg?w=300
{How flirty and fun is this Ruffled Scarf Chrissy made??}
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/collagehalloween.jpg?w=300
{Her Halloween version of my 2010 Burlap Wreath – I love it. I think she has made 4 versions of this wreath for different holidays and each one is fantastic!!!}
And there is so much more!! 
Hop over and say hi to Chrissy at
xoxo

PS — Shelley from House of Smiths is selling this adorable Simplify Decal at GroopDealz today!! For $6!!! Such a great deal!

to get your own, head on over to

Guest Project — make Frozen Outdoor Ice Ornaments!!

15 Dec
Hi everyone! We’re so excited to be here at Tatertots and Jello!
Let us introduce ourselves.
We’re Emily and Jaime, two sister-in-laws with a passion for pretty things! 
We’ve recently started a blog called Everyday Art where we share our, uh… well our everday art! We love to cook great tasting and great looking food, make cute and useful crafts, and take beautiful photographs.
Come on over and add some everyday art to your life!

Today we’d like to share our Frozen Outdoor Ice Ornaments with you!
Why not bring a little holiday cheer and color to the trees in your yard? I love these frozen outdoor ornaments! The way the ice sparkles in the sunlight, and the bright colors of cranberries and citrus slices really add some pizazz to our yard. They were an extra fun project because we made them as a family.
To make some for your yard, first gather your supplies: you’ll need various containers to freeze the ornaments in (I just collected the cans from a week’s worth of cooking: cans from tomatoes, beans, even tuna fish), some yarn or string, scissors, various slices of citrus fruit, cranberries, evergreen sprigs, pine cones, sticks—whatever you have on hand. I even added some cilantro to some and liked the way it turned out. I think bay leaves would also look lovely.



Then start filling your containers! This is a perfect project for kids—they can place everything in the containers haphazardly and the ornaments still turn out beautifully. Once the containers are full of the items you’ve prepared, then fill them with water.


For this ornament, I wanted to make it hollow so I placed a can full of rocks inside a larger can, then all around the edges I placed red sticks I clipped from a bush I have out front.

When your ornaments are ready to be frozen, place loops of yarn or string in them so that there will be a loop to hang them on the trees with. Place them on a tray and then either carry them outdoors if it is freezing or clear out a large area in your freezer. I left mine outdoors overnight and they froze solid.
Then in the morning, un-mold the ornaments (using some warm water if necessary) and voila! Beauty. I love the way the cranberries look with the orange and lime slices.


My kids and I then decorated the large pine tree we have out front.

 
Look how beautiful the ice looks in these!

 This ornament was my favorite—I thought we’d probably put too much stuff in it, but I was wrong! I love all the color.

This hollow one turned out lovely as well. I placed it on my front step with a candle inside. Wouldn’t it look festive to have a row of these leading up your walkway, candles flickering inside?
Happy ice-ornament making everyone!

You may also like some of our other favorite posts.
This recipe for Pasta with Roasted Butternut Squash is delicious.
These crochetted flowers make THE CUTEST hair clips for little girls. My daughters and I love them.
We love finding beauty in ordinary things. Not that there is anything ordinary about these beautiful leaves. 🙂


 

Thanks Jaime!!
Those Ice Ornaments are beyond cool! I want to make some for my home.
How festive would those look for the Holidays?!!
Thanks so much for sharing your awesome idea with us!!
Be sure to put Everyday Art on your list of must-read blogs!
xoxo

Also — check out the third day of the

hollybloggylarge
With more giveaways and a Holiday decor linky!!!
PS – We had such a fun time this morning at Pier1!! Shelley, Char, Becca and I will be at Pier1 again tonight, handing out another  $1,000 in gift cards. We hope you can stop by!!!   
Bring your friends — we’d love to meet you!! 
Free reusable gift bags and coupons too!!

Guest Project — Ruffled Coasters!!

12 Dec
I’d love to introduce you to an amazing blogger and crafter —
Maddy from Buttons and Bangles.
Not only is she so creative and writes great tutorials — but she’s 12 years old!
Amazing. Take it away, Maddy!!
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Hello! My name is Madeline, and I’m the crazy crafter from over at Buttons and Bangles. Ok, so first, I wanna tell you how EXCITED I am to be guest posting over here at Tatertots and Jello! When Jen contacted me a few months ago asking me if I’d like to be a guest blogger over there, I literally squealed with delight, and then of course said Yes!
So, First I’ll tell ya a bit about me. I’m 12 years old, I homeschool, I love the Lord Jesus, and I am absolutely ADDICTED to crafting/sewing! I started sewing around the beginning of this year, after finding Disneys’ blog, Ruffles and Stuff. I have just been sewing away since then 🙂 Also, This is my first EVER time to guest post, So I hope it makes sense 🙂
Today I’m gonna share with you how to make these cute Holiday Ruffled Coasters!
As most of you know, December is usually the busiest month of the year, and most people are always having having company over! So, I figured some coasters would be fun to do, just to use at your house, or to tie up in some ribbon and give as a gift!
What you need:
A few different fabrics, about 1/8-1/4 yard each
4 tiles(Hexogon is all I had, But I would’ve used square)
Cork(by the roll)
Mod Podge
All normal Sewing Necessities
1. Make sure your tiles are clean, and ready to go!
2. Measure around your tile, as for we need to figure out our ruffle strip measurements. My tile was 14 inches around, therefor my strips were 28 in. long, and about 3/4 in. wide. Cut all 4 strips.
3. Ruffle your fabric! Make sure you don’t make it any shorter than the length of your tiles.Mine was 14 in.
4. Now take all the fabric that you are gonna use for your tiles, and cut a square of fabric to fit each tile. We’ll mod podge it on, and trim the rest of later, once it drys.
5. Got everything ready? Now it’s time to Mod Podge
6. Spread a layer of mod podge on your tile, and put the fabric on it, then coat the top. Repeat with the next 3. Once the first layer of Mod Podge drys, repear with another 1-2 layers.
7. Now take a tile, and using an exacto knife, trace and cut out 4 cork bottoms for the tile. If you haven’t cut through cork before, don’t worry, as long as it’s not to think, it really isn’t hard!
8. Now it’s time to trim the excess fabric around the tile off! You can do this with either an exacto knife, or with a pair of good scissors.
9. The next thing you need to glue the cork to bottom of the tiles, You can use either Gorilla glue or Hot glue, Gorilla glue would probably hold better, although that takes longer to dry! I used Hot glue, But if it doesn’t hold up, then I’ll go back through with gorilla glue!
10. Now, take your Hot glue gun, and put a strip of glue about 1/2 inch from the edge, and glue the ruffle, just glue as you go! Complete with the rest of them!
You’re done! Pretty easy, right? I hope the tutorial made sense! Now, go find a place in your house for them, or wrap em up and give em as a gift!
Thank you SOOO much Jen for letting me guest blog over here today!
Y’all are all welcome to stop over at my blog anytime!

Thanks Maddy!! You are awesome!! Those coasters are a great gift idea.

Here are some other great ideas from Maddy:

 https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/pursetutorial1.jpg?w=245
 http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_WZR4_d6JcBw/S9T-B-jNO8I/AAAAAAAABRQ/rQxdgXiC-ks/s1600/cratff+215.jpg
Be sure to stop by Buttons and Bangles and say hi! 
I know Maddy would LOVE to hear from you!!
xoxo

Guest Project — Ruffled Coasters!!

12 Dec
I’d love to introduce you to an amazing blogger and crafter —
Maddy from Buttons and Bangles.
Not only is she so creative and writes great tutorials — but she’s 12 years old!
Amazing. Take it away, Maddy!!
Photobucket 
Hello! My name is Madeline, and I’m the crazy crafter from over at Buttons and Bangles. Ok, so first, I wanna tell you how EXCITED I am to be guest posting over here at Tatertots and Jello! When Jen contacted me a few months ago asking me if I’d like to be a guest blogger over there, I literally squealed with delight, and then of course said Yes!
So, First I’ll tell ya a bit about me. I’m 12 years old, I homeschool, I love the Lord Jesus, and I am absolutely ADDICTED to crafting/sewing! I started sewing around the beginning of this year, after finding Disneys’ blog, Ruffles and Stuff. I have just been sewing away since then 🙂 Also, This is my first EVER time to guest post, So I hope it makes sense 🙂
Today I’m gonna share with you how to make these cute Holiday Ruffled Coasters!
As most of you know, December is usually the busiest month of the year, and most people are always having having company over! So, I figured some coasters would be fun to do, just to use at your house, or to tie up in some ribbon and give as a gift!
What you need:
A few different fabrics, about 1/8-1/4 yard each
4 tiles(Hexogon is all I had, But I would’ve used square)
Cork(by the roll)
Mod Podge
All normal Sewing Necessities
1. Make sure your tiles are clean, and ready to go!
2. Measure around your tile, as for we need to figure out our ruffle strip measurements. My tile was 14 inches around, therefor my strips were 28 in. long, and about 3/4 in. wide. Cut all 4 strips.
3. Ruffle your fabric! Make sure you don’t make it any shorter than the length of your tiles.Mine was 14 in.
4. Now take all the fabric that you are gonna use for your tiles, and cut a square of fabric to fit each tile. We’ll mod podge it on, and trim the rest of later, once it drys.
5. Got everything ready? Now it’s time to Mod Podge
6. Spread a layer of mod podge on your tile, and put the fabric on it, then coat the top. Repeat with the next 3. Once the first layer of Mod Podge drys, repear with another 1-2 layers.
7. Now take a tile, and using an exacto knife, trace and cut out 4 cork bottoms for the tile. If you haven’t cut through cork before, don’t worry, as long as it’s not to think, it really isn’t hard!
8. Now it’s time to trim the excess fabric around the tile off! You can do this with either an exacto knife, or with a pair of good scissors.
9. The next thing you need to glue the cork to bottom of the tiles, You can use either Gorilla glue or Hot glue, Gorilla glue would probably hold better, although that takes longer to dry! I used Hot glue, But if it doesn’t hold up, then I’ll go back through with gorilla glue!
10. Now, take your Hot glue gun, and put a strip of glue about 1/2 inch from the edge, and glue the ruffle, just glue as you go! Complete with the rest of them!
You’re done! Pretty easy, right? I hope the tutorial made sense! Now, go find a place in your house for them, or wrap em up and give em as a gift!
Thank you SOOO much Jen for letting me guest blog over here today!
Y’all are all welcome to stop over at my blog anytime!

Thanks Maddy!! You are awesome!! Those coasters are a great gift idea.

Here are some other great ideas from Maddy:

 https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/pursetutorial.jpg?w=245
 http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_WZR4_d6JcBw/S9T-B-jNO8I/AAAAAAAABRQ/rQxdgXiC-ks/s1600/cratff+215.jpg
Be sure to stop by Buttons and Bangles and say hi! 
I know Maddy would LOVE to hear from you!!
xoxo