Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Home Decor SU Style Blog Hop




Hello everyone 😊
Welcome to my blog. I am hopping today with a group of Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from around the world. We are sharing with you our ideas for Home Decor items, all created using Stampin' Up!® products.

I started with the idea of somehow using our gorgeous Copper Tea Tins that are available from our 2018/2019 Annual catalogue (page 14) and went from there.

I wanted to make a gift that could be given for any reason.
It could be a Get Well, New Home, Thinking Of You or a Birthday.

Here is what I came up with.

Tea Room Coasters

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I have created a set of 6 coasters that fit perfectly inside the stunning Copper Tea Tin.
I made six so that each coaster could be reversible by having the reverse side of the DSP.


I have a few shots of some of the processes I went through to create this gorgeous little gift set.

Firstly I covered my tin.
These stunning little Tea Tins come in a box of 4 and are part of the 'Tea Room' suite (pg14)and are perfect for creating gifts.
You can see from the pictures below that I cut a strip of the 12 x 12 'Tea Room' DSP at 3-⅛" (8cm) . I applied TomBow glue to the reverse side and glued it to the copper Tea Tin one side at a time.

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After I finished covering the tin, I created a label using the 'Stitched All Around' framelits and a flower stamped in 'Crushed Curry' from the 'Botanical Bliss' stamp set. I stamped the sentiment in versamark and heat embossed it with Copper embossing powder (refer pictures below) I held the label in place with dimensionals and tied 'Silver and Petal Pink Bakers Twine' from one side of the label, around the tin to the other side of the label.

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Once the tin was completed I moved on to creating my coasters. This took a little more work than expected, basically because my jigsaw cutting was...well to put it bluntly CRAP! 
I had been to my local hardware store only last week and picked up some MDF packing board (for free). And purchased a new jigsaw at the same time. Now I haven't actually used a jigsaw since High School Wood/Metal shop class 😱
How hard could it be....right!
HAHAHA It turns out that it's quite difficult.  Keeping the darn thing in a straight line was near to impossible to start with. So, loads of sanding had to be done just to smooth the bumpy edges off the first couple of coaster bases.
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When I had cut and sanded all 6 coasters, I applied the 'Tea Room' Specialty DSP. My coaster bases are 3.5" x 3.5" (8.8cm x 8.8cm) The DSP was cut ⅛" (3mm) larger there were 12 DSP pieces. To adhere the paper to the bases, I painted TomBow glue all over the MDF and placed my pre-cut DSP pieces over the top. When the glue had dried, I sanded the excess paper away from the edges. I then coated side edges of the MDF with Versamark Ink and Copper Embossing Powder. Once heated it gives a sweet copper finish to the coasters edges that matches the tin beautifully.

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I needed to make the coasters water resistant so, I sprayed a Krylon Acrylic sealer over them. Around 10 layers was applied. I left it to dry and then did the same to the reverse side. This means that the coasters can now be wiped with a wet/damp cloth to be kept clean.

You could store the coasters in this cute tin or fill the tin up with tea bags/leaves and and be prepared for a cuppa anytime with family and friends, all while keeping your table/bench tops drip/cup mark free 😂


I do hope you have enjoyed my little home decor gift idea. There are plenty more ideas to be seen just by following the hop list below.
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34 comments:

  1. This would make a wonderful gift!

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  2. Fabulous. Did you allow each layer to dry before spraying the next?

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    1. Hi Anne with the Krylon it only takes a minute between each layer. Then leave 10 minutes to handle. I left it 20 just to be safe before turning over to spray the other side.

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    2. Thank you. I have been thinking about doing coasters with my class for a Crafternoon Tea. Need to get my head round how to sort that part out. Was originally going to use tiles, after seeing yours I'm torn. X

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    3. Hi Anne, tiles are great for stamping and sealing...not sure that paper would stick long term to them though.....I think it depends on what effect you are after. All I know I am definately going to make more :)

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  3. Impressive, Kim! I love that you were deeply involved in the creative process. Well done!

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    1. Thanks Jenny :) I was feeling very constructive as I had just finished building my chooks a new home lol

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  4. Love these, what a great gift these would make.

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  5. Kim ~ I love that you thought of covering both sides of the coasters. It's like getting/giving two sets in one! What will you and your new tool come up with next?

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    1. Hahaha my new tool...sorry that just cracked me up Sara

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  6. Fabulous project! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. You are a handywoman! I'm super impressed with your coasters, Kim. Just AMAZING!

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    1. So was I Bronwyn lol wasn'y completely sure I could do it hehehe

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  8. Wonderful gift idea. I love the way you coordinated the coasters with the tin. The designer series paper is perfect for this project. :)

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  9. So clever! I overlooked those tins - thought they were big ones - so cute & such a lovely gift set

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    1. I thought the same Anna until I re-read the details lol and there are 4 in the box!

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  10. This is a really cool project. I love it. Thanks for all the details.

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  11. Wow you did an amazing job. Thank you for the idea! Now I can use my ready-to-go coasters in a proper way with this beautiful paper. It is so thin!

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  12. So very nice this project :) thanks for sharing

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  13. Wonderful gift ideas! Thank You so much!

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    1. Thanks Paula and you are most welcome x

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  14. I love these. What a beautiful gift idea and fab colours. TFS x

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  15. Beautiful Kim, i had not even noticed these tins :-o

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  16. What a wonderful project, love it Kim.
    Danielle

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  17. What a cool idea, and your results are just lovely! Thank you for sharing!

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  18. That is an awesome gift and fantastic instructions. Thank you and well done

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  19. This would be a great house warming gift or even a part of a wedding gift.... Thank you!!

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