Text and images by Sarita Rajiv
Have you started about thinking about Christmas gifts yet? I have, but then I’m thinking of gifts all year around; one of the hazards of being a gift blogger! Even so, there’s something special about Christmas gifting. The anticipation, the fun and the excitement of making and buying gifts this time of the year is something else entirely. The shops are buzzing with excitement, the Christmas decorations are getting readied and that contagious festive fervour is gaining momentum.
And so in the lead up to Christmas, I’m going share some ideas for a few homemade Christmas gifts. Today’s homemade Christmas gift is a super simple, doable handmade gift idea that you can gift your friends or the lovely women in your family.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- A set of cork coasters: I got these fun, leaf shaped cork coasters from Tiger
- Acrylic paints and paint brushes
- Acrylic varnish
- Scotch tape
Using the scotch tape design a pattern for your coaster. The untaped area is where the paint is applied. Like this.
Paint the untaped areas. Make sure your paint is thick and isn’t too runny or watery. Once the paint dries off, spray the varnish over it to seal in the colours. Allow the varnish to dry off completely.
Voila your homemade Christmas gift is ready!
It’s so simple that just about anybody can do this. And it transforms an ordinary looking coaster into something fun and vibrant. Play around with different patterns and colours to create a signature design of your own.
You might enjoy some of my earlier homemade gifts too. Check these out!
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