Sunday, November 7, 2010

Great Handmade Gift Idea – Burlap Coasters

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Anyone who has read any bits or pieces of my blog probably already knows that I love my burlap and I love my number stencils. It might be hard to believe but I never quite go around to making a set of numbered burlap coasters until now.

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These are so easy to make. Cut your burlap into squares that are 5 x 5 inches square.

Take two of your squares and and place them on top of each other and run a stitch about 1/2 inch inside all four edges so that they are sewn together.

Fringe your edges by pulling the burlap threads around all 4 sides. Use scissors to trim all edges so that the fringe looks about the same length on all sides.

Burlap is messy! Be forewarned.

Now you are ready to stencil.

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I used black craft paint and stenciled numbers on one side of all four coasters.

These will be fun to use for Thanksgiving this year.

And they make a great hand made gift for the holidays.

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I made a set of Burlap Placemats with numbers on them about this time last year. They are easy to make as well.

Click here for a blast from the past and a link to an easy How-To for my Burlap Numbered Placemats. The coasters and the placemats are basically made the same way. And before anyone asks….Here are my two favorite online sources for stencils.

Maison de Stencils

Stencils Online

I am linking this post to the Countdown to Thanksgiving Party over at Domestically Speaking. Lot’s of other great ideas over there!

And I am adding to Make It For Monday over at Cottage Instincts. Come by for a visit.

And I have added this post to Transformation Thursday over at The Shabby Chic Cottage and Thrifty Thursday over at Tales from Bloggeritaville. Lots and lots of fun projects at these parties too!

20 comments:

Mel said...

These are adorable as well as the placemats. Do the numbers have a significance to you or did you just choose random numbers?

I have a whack load of burlap and am thinking up clever ways to use it; thanks for the inspiration.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Wow, this are just so cute. I have always wanted a burlap tablecloth for my dining room table. I love the fact that burlap is so rustic and yet you can set a table with your best china and have it look amazing. At least it always does in magazines. Great job, you are very creative.

peggy said...

I saw some red burlap not long ago, these are just very creative. I never stenciled anything but maybe it's time to try. Thanks.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

These are really cute! You could stencil so many different things on there too. Love the idea!

julie king said...

i love anything with numbers. these are just great!!

The Inspired Nest said...

I just love these coasters. I checked out your placemats and I just may have to whip up some for my house! I have enjoyed browsing your blog, but I think I may have gained 10 lbs from all the food! I also think that I am in love with your dog. He is too cute! I am glad I found you!
Lacy

Amy Kinser said...

Love these coasters! I'm with you, I love anything and everything burlap.

Jane said...

Very cute!! I love your stenciled, numbered projects and this is another one that I'm going to have to try. Thanks too for the link for the stencils.
Jane

Kristen White said...

What a cute idea....love anything with numbers!
Kristen

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hi Lisa! I'm your newest follower and I'm just loving your blog! Great, easy, crafty ideas, girl! :) Those coasters are just wonderful! Can I ask what font the numbers and letters are? They look so French, which I love!

xoxo laurie

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Thanks for all the kind comments! The font for the stencils that I used is called "Industrial" and I got them from the Stencils On Line link. the "No:" stencil was part of the set I got from the Maison de Stencils link. Hope that answers a few questions.

Denise said...

They look great, I can't even see the stitching around. I always love your stencils :)
Have a great Monday.
Hugs
Denise

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

Great coasters - I love decorative items with letters and numbers :-)

I bet you could use the same idea to create some fun Christmas stockings.

Thanks for visiting my blog and entering my Fifi Flowers giveaway. Good luck!

Kelly

Kim said...

These are very cute. I like the stencils you used, thanks for letting us know which ones they are.

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

How cute are these you fellow NC transplant. I may have to whip some up as I like me some burlap too. I love to make ruffled runners.
tammy

Rambling Girl said...

I saw your placements and love the coasters...this looks like another great gift idea I could use...I want to make homemade things for my daughter this year.

Gracefully Vintage said...

LOVE IT. I will try today..
Thanks for sharing.

Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

I just love these! I am obsessed with burlap too! I'm your newest follower...loving your blog!

Bargain Princess said...

Great blog! I'm a new follower... Just gotta love burlap! It's perfect for any project. I'm hoping to incorporate more burlap for the seasons...

Amanda said...

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