Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Handmade Wedding Gift

In addition to another (less personal) gift, I wanted to give Karley and Jimmy a wedding present crafted by yours truly.  Why not, right?  I figured a set of crafted coasters would be a nice addition to their home.  The biggest challenge was coming up with a theme for the images.  I wanted it to touch them on a personal level but didn't want to do something cheesy like plastering their faces on the tiles.  In the end, I conjured up the genius idea of mapping out their relationship by location.  They met in NYC, currently reside in San Francisco and are honeymooning in Rome.  Such a great mix of places to create coasters out of, which will remind them of how their path in life together began.  I hope they love them!




I painted the bottom and side of the tiles a shimmery gold color:


 I used Hard Coat Mod Podge to waterproof the images:



Linking up to the following parties: New Nostalgia, Silly Little Sparrow, Its So Very Cheri, DIY Showoff, All Thingz Related and Sugar Bee.

4 comments:

  1. Very sweet, I'm sure they will love them!!

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  2. I can't wait until you get your etsy account set up so I can order some of these great coasters. What a great personalized gift idea!

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  3. Thank you for posting such a useful, impressive and a wicked article./Wow.. looking good!
    Wedding Gift Ideas

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