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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

a heart-felt coaster ((DIY))

Since I've been working out of the guest room a lot lately, I've been sitting at this old secretary's desk. It was my grandparent's and I'm not really sure how old it is, but I'd guess it's at least fifty years old. Sitting there with a cup of tea makes me a wee bit nervous and I decided I need a coaster for the spot to protect its pretty wood surface.

I wanted to make something quick and simple, so I scanned my craft supplies and chose felt and twine as my main materials.
>> With Valentine's day around the corner, a heart seemed logical, so I  drew heart large enough for a mug to rest on.
>> I cut out the heart shape and then I chose a contrasting color to mount the felt heart on.
>> I used tacky glue to adhere the two felt pieces together.
>> Lastly, I traced the outer edges of the heart with glue and  then put twine around the heart to give it a more finished look.

I was really happy with the end result of a heart-felt coaster and it's perfect for my little desk :-)


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