One thing I love about what I do is being surrounded by crafting supplies! Yay! Today, I am meeting up with a friend and it’s her birthday. I thought some fun, cute coasters would be great in her place.
To get started, just start hot gluing (or E6000ing) your tiles onto your cork-board. Be sure to push extra hard on the letters just to make sure they are good and in there….
After you have assembled all of your scrabble tiles, simply cut them down to your preferred size.
After you have finished cutting them, find a nice outdoor space where you can put a light coat of Polyurethane spray onto the coasters. I used my backyard, and it only took five minutes.
Although this brand of polyurethane was a bit expensive, I was impressed with how well it worked, especially in terms of dry time and quality.
Spray them down with a light coat. Try not to put this on heavy because even a light coat will add the necessary water protection for coasters. Let them dry for about 24 hours, and then you get a nice, polished gift for a friend.
COOL! My friend is going to love these.
Do you have any fun crafts you make for friends on birthdays?
I’ve been going through a mason jar obsession as of lately, and recently had a beach vacation. I added all the seashells I found from the beach into the mason jar…. I thought a beautiful monogram of my name would add the perfect touch….
I am super excited to say that I got to show off my skillz at this last Sunday’s New Mexico Railyards Marketplace. It was a great opportunity to unveil all my work to the Albuquerque area, including some of my cool scrabble tile magnets that I only make for craft fairs. A craft fair EXCLUSIVE. Check them out:
A cute couple who just moved here from Oklahoma started laughing when they saw the “Albuquirky” scrabble tile magnets – – – and I sold a lot of them! It really does capture the city of Albuquerque in a way that we all can embrace : ALBUQUIRKY! Its time to embrace it burquenos! The CLEAN/DIRTY dishwasher magnets sold really well too.
(Aren’t the windows beautiful there?!?!?)
It was such an honor to able to sell at the marketplace, I got in by a hair this time. I got on the WAITLIST, and I thought “Man, it’s not going to happen.” But it did! Going to the Albuquerque Railyards market was an amazing way to learn about the craft fair business in general. I am always blown away by how much set up/breakdown has to happen.
Getting the materials to help your booth look good is also difficult. Luckily, since I am doing another craft fair at Mama’s Minerals this upcoming Saturday, I was prepared and found some pallet boards I could hang my art on. If it wasn’t for those pallet boards, I don’t know how much business I would get! Thanks to the awesome couple on craiglist who gave them to me for free!!!!! You guys rock! It really made the Railyards too.
It was just an amazing day in general. I think people who like to make art and connect with the world in general can really have an awakening experience at shows like this. And also, another thing to note, there is ALWAYS an alternative to craft fair equipment. Like I said, I got these pallets boards for free. THE UNIVERSE IS GOOD!
Lots of <3, hope to see you all again at the next craft fair!
(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Peace, love, light, harmony, and hope to all!