Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Coaster Idea

I see these silver coasters all the time in flea markets and antique stores.  There are all sorts of different styles but I liked these because the middle was smooth and the edges had little cut outs.  Plus, they were only $1 each.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them when I saw them.
 Are you not surprised?!  :)  Chalkboard paint!  The notches were perfect for threading ribbon through. 
 I used them as labels for our stockings for awhile but knew I didn't want to pack them up with the Christmas decor.
 Right now one is hanging in our kitchen reminding us to do what we do best.  Ha!
There really are endless possibilities for these!  Food or drink labels at partys or even place cards.  What would you do with them?

Thank you!
Common Scents
Twice As Nice Lettering
Stella and Dot-Danielle
Studio JRU
Willow House with Carmella Fryar


Musings Of A Gem said...

This is such a cute idea!! I have never seen these coasters in the UK.

Gemma x

Jules said...

You are SOO creative.... I would have never been able to look at those and find such cute ways to use them :) Very fun!!

Meg said...

Gosh, Those are adorable! I havent seen them around here. Those would be a good "Tag" for gifts to friends or family, like a bottle of wine or a gift basket! Thanks for Sharing... Im going to keep my eye out for those!

AdoptedbyGrace said...

I agree, Shannon, you are so creative! I would have taken a quick glance at those and walked away. HA.
I would put one on the door of my bedroom with a "do not disturb" message! hehe
Now we'll all be looking for little silver coasters at flea markets. :)

Laura Burciaga said...

Such a cute idea! These would make adorable Christmas ornaments!

Cory said...

Great idea! Now I'd like to find some! :)

The Branches said...

You are so crafty! I will fly you to Texas for real to come help me out! My house is bare!

hi-d said...

So cute! I love all of your chalkboard paint could write a little coffee table book...101 things to do with chalkboard paint. :)

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

Those are darling. I love how you add such cute and creative touches to your home.

Toni said...

Oh that's cute! I got some metal trays at the dollar store in all shapes and sizes and painted them in chalkboard paint and use them for magnet boards. Turned out cute. I like that those are small. I'll be on the look out for some smaller ones to paint!

Cuddles and Chaos said...

I'd put one on each of my kids' doors with their names on them. I know that they'd love that. Or I'd make one side "enter" and one side "do no enter" and hang on the bathroom door...since the kids don't completely understand that a closed door means "DO NOT ENTER".

Oh, I don't have any historical fiction. I am enjoying Christian fiction as well as mysteries or crime scene stories. Honestly, it's a struggle to read right now so it takes a while.


The Provincial Homemaker said...

Such a lovely idea! Too cute and I am impressed you can execute these inspirations with Westin under foot.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

How cute!!!!

Maryellen said...

Oh my gosh, I love them.
So adorable.
I think I'd make three

Faith, Hope & Love

Thanks for sharing.
You always have amazing ideas.

Seizing My Day said...

I love love chalk board paint on anything these days! those are fun... and clever! I am currently using chalk board paint on jars... oh the fun!

AMW said...

SO cute! LOVE these! What a great idea... I'm on the lookout now for some! Are you still using the chalkboard paint in the can? Did you know they make it in spray paint now?!?! So exciting! I also just bought the chalk markers, and love them!

Southern Fried Gal said...


Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

I'm an IKEA nut! I live about an hour from the one in Canton, Michigan. I've been there about five times since I moved here a little over two years ago.

I love their cubby units. If you purchase any of the Expedit units, the fabric cubes at Target fit them (the newer, larger ones, not the smaller ones that fit the cubbies they sell). IKEA doesn't sell a fabric cube for them and the plastic ones don't work very well, at least for us. I broke two trying to assemble them. The cubby units are so versatile and great for toy storage.

You can check inventory before you go too. Just go to the item you are interested in and then check the store you are going to.

Theresa said...

I love these they are so cute, such a wonderful Idea!