Wednesday, December 1, 2010

GIVEAWAY! & holiday DIY!

Well hello, and welcome to my new blog setup. It is still a working progress. I am still not 100% happy with the way my blog looks. So dont mind if you see a few changes throughout the week :) like promised I have a GIVEAWAY for you guys and a fun/cheap holiday DIY. You ready for this?

Im sure we can all use some tips on saving money this holiday season. At least I know I can. These are quick, cheap and easy to make. You really can make them your own with putting any type of design to them as you like. Add some printed fabric to them, hey maybe even some cute buttons. Okay so here is the break down.

What you will need:
1. any colored felt
2. scissors
3. different colored thread
4. sewing machine that has a variety of stitching

Step 1
Get your felt and cut them into squares. You will need 2 squares per 1 coaster (one for the front, and one for the back)

Step 2
Once you have your felt all cut out, you will need to pick out different colored thread you would like to use.

for mine I used red, white and blue.

Step 3
Put top layer of coaster on your sewing machine and choose the stitching you would like to use. For mine I used the triple stitch to make it stand out. And I used a swirl stitch for another one.

I sewed various patterns on mine. This is where you can get really creative and make them your own with coming up with a really cool design.

Step 4
After you have made your design on your coaster, stitch the back on to your coaster to cover up all unwanted thread and stitching to give it a clean finished look. Add a ribbon to them and they are done. A simple and perfect quick/easy holiday gift for anyone!

I am going to try and have as many DIY holiday projects up as I can for the month of December. So be sure to check back to get the scoop!

Now on to my GIVEAWAY.

To bring in the Christmas season I am giving away this handmade by me snowflake headband. Anyone can participate!
To enter to win all you need to do is:
1. become a follower (if not already following)
2. leave a comment telling me one thing you are excited for this Christmas
To earn extra entries:
1. blog about this giveaway and leave in a separate comment the link
2. facebook this giveaway and leave in a separate comment the link
3. visit my etsy shop and tell me one thing you like from it

I will announce the winner on December 15th (exactly 2 weeks) at midnight. GOOD LUCK! :)


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