tag: coasters

make your own polaroid coasters when i saw this project over on darkroom and dearly i thought, what a great way to bring photos to life! personally, i haven’t printed photos in a very long time (i just keep them digitally), but sometimes i miss having the hard copies to flip through. i think this project would be a great way to show them off, as well as make for some good conversation starters! head on over to darkroom and dearly for the full tutorial!

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birch wood diy

March 24, 2011

Hello everyone. I’m so glad being here on GHTR today to show you one of my easy project tutorials I’ve made recently.My name is Lou and I live in Frankfurt, Germany. I have a blog named Happy Serendipity which is all about crafty inspiration, handmade markets, I have a DIY tutorial each week and a free digital download as well. Being a sewing addict I have an Etsy shop – named HappySerendipity as well. Please stop by and have a look. I will donate 50% of all purchases to the German Red Cross these days to support the victims of Japan. Thank you.

Materials needed:

– Slices of birch tree (available in craft stores or flower shops, I found these at Dawanda)
– Acrylic paint or crayons or sharpies
– Printout of artwork
– Tracing paper
woodblock diy
Trace the artwork on the wood by laying the tracing paper between the draft and the wood.
Use a pencil to draw the lines.
woodblock diy
After tracing everything it should look like this.
woodblock diy
Now you can start to paint. For some I drew a black outline with a black sharpie before painting but that’s
totally up to you.
yay paint
I used either acrylic paint and crayons.
yay paint
The final result looks like this.
you can even use them as coasters!
The final result looks like this.

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hi lovelies!  have i mentioned that i missed you over my break?  i’ve been getting a little sentimental about you all lately so i wanted to do something special for you.  today is the day of my readers!  find today right here on the blog, on my facebook and on my twitter some of my favorite finds from no one other than you! sorry to get all mushy…

to kick things off, i’ve got two special features coming today from blogs and shops that i found during comment time yesterday. they are so splendid i had to share them with you!  yes, i click over on every shop or blog when you comment, and am always blown away by what i find.  i’m sure you’re tired of hearing me saying “oh, cute bloggie” or “love your shop!”- so today, i’m going to do something to show you that not only do i adore, appreciate and love you, but that your talents absolutely astonish me! here’s to you!


top row :: crafty acorn card, hoot owls, don’t worry mug

middle row :: keys coaster, bird’s nest, crafty mouse card

bottom row :: free spirit bicycle notebook, nico initial mug, bicycle card

i found rock scissor paper yesterday and have been obsessed with their *adorable store ever since.  this sister-sister team has some of the cutest items- and they are all right up my alley! i’m talking owls, woodgrain, woodland animals, and feel good sayings.  they are affordable and the perfect solution for gift giving, invites, coasters, cards, and more!


yup, you guessed it.  not only is their store amazing, but they have a fabulously inspiring blog to accompany it.  make something happy certainly makes me happy! every post is filled with inspiration, craft projects, art, recipes and the like. grab a cup of tea and go get inspired!

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hello! did you have a good weekend? i’m on a bit of an extended weekend getaway, but will pop in a few times between today and tomorrow to say ‘hi’!

check out this bright and lovely shop, the hot dish, for eco friendly (and pretty!) kitchen goods.  all of their products are made from recycled wool felt!

recycled wool coasters in citrus

recycled wool cast iron handle

recycled wool oven mitts

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