I've been a busy girl! I have been wanting to do a giveaway for Fall, and when my fab friend Heidi revealed that her Monthly Craft Challenge for October would be Fall-themed crafts, I thought "YES! I will do a giveaway of Fall items - handmade by me!" So today I'm linking up with Heidi, and introducing my Handmade For Fall Giveaway as I show you what I've made for Heidi's party! Sound good?
First, a while back I showed you some coasters that I made, but it was clear back when I first started blogging, so I'm going to show you again with this new seasonal set! This idea has been floating around blog land, and I've seen several different variations. Here's how I do it.
You will need: paper napkins, 4x4 ceramic tiles, 4x4 cork squares, MOD PODGE (what else?), sponge brushes (not shown), and polyurethane (not shown).
Start by cutting your napkin down to a manageable size, slightly bigger than your tile.
Next spread a layer of mod podg onto the tile. Smooth your napkin in place, and brush some mod podge onto the sides and fold the napkin down. Please excuse my disgusting fingernails...I got brown spray paint from one of my other projects under them!
Spread another few layers of Mod Podge over the top of the napkin (on the sides too). It will wrinkle up...that's okay! Wrinkles add character! When the MP has completely dried, do several coats of the polyurethane over the top and sides. Let dry thoroughly...like overnight.
Once your coasters are completely dry, finish them off by attaching the cork squares to the bottom with E6000 or other permanent adhesive.
This Halloween set is actually for my sister in law...but I have a fall one for you too! Just scroll down to see!
The first item in my Handmade For Fall Giveaway is this fun set of Fall Coasters!
You need: wooden clothes pins, Mod Podge, sponge brushes, scrapbook paper, magnets and embellishments.
Next, attach your embellishments however you like. Here's how mine turned out: The picture doesn't show how cute they actually are...the leaves are sparkly!
The next item I actually already posted about here. Go check it out if you want to see how I made it.
Last, if you know me at all, you know I LOVE these Mod Podged letter blocks. I showed how I made them at my very first edition of Mod Podge Mania... you can check that out here if you want. For my giveaway I knew I had to do a set for fall! What do you think? Do ya wanna win 'em?
So lets review everything that is included in this giveaway:
So, you know the drill, but lets review:
Please leave a separate comment for each thing so I can use random.org! The giveaway will be open until Tuesday, October 6 at 11:59 p.m. MST. Cool?
Okay so back to the party. I also had fun doing these fall crafts...click on the titles if you want to read about them! Then head over to Heidi's to see what everyone else has done!