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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

burlap and lavender…

hope your weekend was great.  ours was busy in the fun way.  recently, I picked up a few things for a {give away}. 
***there is a cute burlap, (paris printed), covered bottle with a cork stopper, ***a premier copy of the romantic prairie style magazine, ***a piece of burlap ribbon printed with french numbers-(1, 2, 3, 4), ***a burlap lavender hanging pouch.
PicMonkey-Collage-give-away

simply leave a comment on this post, by midnight sunday, june 3rd and your name goes in:)
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and here’s a quick project:  I found a cute package of napkins at the springfield flea market.  I wanted to try to make the tile/napkin coasters that have been on my to-do list forever.  (and I actually need some coasters:)

shabby-story-napkin-coaster

here is my first coaster. (love it! I will never buy another coaster!)  I used travertine tiles from lowes—I think there were 8 for about $5 in the box. and each of my napkins made 4 coasters.
(napkins need to be separated before using.  most have 2 or 3 layers.  you only want the top printed layer for this project. just mod podge the tile, and lay the napkin down on the tile and smooth out carefully.  wrinkles add character:)

 shabby-story-coaster

when it’s dry add polyurethane to the top and add felt or cork to the bottom. 
I found a you tube video on the how to’s, if I can find out how to add it here, I will.   here it is:

 thanks for stopping by!

46 comments:

  1. My weekend was great - it was Mother's Day for me:)
    What a great give away! I'll love to enter!
    Kind regards from The Mouse House:)

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  2. Loooove the tiles! They are so shabby and beautiful! And thanks for a chance to win that awesome collection of goodies!!! =D

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  3. What wonderful coasters! I love them! Oh, and I am crossing fingers and toes to win your fabulous giveaway....my new home could use some treats!!

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  4. I'm guessing that doesn't include me Lynn !!! but I just wanted to say, that's a great giveaway, and good luck to everyone who enters.
    I love your coasters, they're gorgeous - what great napkins.

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  5. Love your coasters Lynn..can see why you'll never have to purchase a 'ready made' one...yours are so pretty!! What a fun, and generous, giveaway as well! :o)

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  6. Love the coasters you made--they are on my to-do list this summer with the Grandchildren. Love the give away--add me in...

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  7. Man what a fabulous idea. What a great giveaway. Thanks!!

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  8. Fantastic giveaway! count me as 'entered' thank you so much! xoox, tracie

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  9. What a great project! I have to remember this one!

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  10. ps - i have looking for some great coasters, i love your idea! do you plan so make some to sell?

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  11. I love the coasters Lynn, thanks for sharing! I am super excited about your giveaway, I just love the new Romantic Prairie Style magazine, and the burlap goodies are fantastical!!!

    Blessings,
    Irma

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  12. Hi Lynn: That is a beautiful project. I'm definitely going to try it..Thanks for letting us know..Hope you day is going well..Judy

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  13. I love the coasters! Perfect for my big old coffee mug. I'll put that project on my never ending list of things to make. Great giveaway prizes, too! I broke down and bought the Romantic Prairie "book" and I love it. Finally some houses with mis-matched trim, some painted and some stained. I'm hoping it becomes the newest trend. :@

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  14. Your coasters look great and love all the burlap ideas.
    Patricia

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  15. What a great project! I love the new Romantic Prairie Style magazine and all the inspiring homes in it. Great giveaway! Put my name in, love all the other goodies too! Hope you have a wonderful week...

    Jody

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  16. You do amazing work. Love your tiles!!!
    amandahuston33@yahoo

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  17. Very inspiring. Thank you! (dorene)at(pine)dot(net)

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  18. I have done this technique with the napkins. Your coasters came out cute. I haven't been able to find Romantic Prarie magazine in my area but it looks like a neat magazine.

    Danielle

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  19. Aaaakkk, what a great giveaway, love this!

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  20. Love your coasters. I made some like that using wedding napkins that I have saved for 22 years.

    Hope you are doing great.

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  21. Ohhh - I love the coaster idea. I'll have to try that - I already have leftover white tiles from my bathroom reno. You have a great blog! J

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  22. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway. Love your blog...

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  23. Your coasters are pretty, Lynn! Add my name to your list, sweetie. Thanks for the opportunity!
    -Revi

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  24. Great napkins, Lynn! I did not see them at Springfield! I am going to have to keep my eyes open at the next one. Love them as coasters.

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  25. Great napkins for the coasters! I must try this one day soon!
    Sheryl Butler

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  26. how sweet of you...love your coasters...tks for the video...have a lovely shabby Wenesday !

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  27. That is so cool. I see napkins all the time that I love. Gotta try this. What a "special" gift idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. What a fabulous project Lynn. It turned out perfectly. :)

    Hugs~

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  29. This is fabulous! Love this idea! Tks. for sharing!

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  30. What a wonderful giveaway! So sweet of you to do this. I really like the coasters. I too have made coaster and always have loved how they turned out. So easy to do too. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  31. You could easily sell these, Lynn! They are fabulous. Oh, and thanks for blog candy...and look how beautifully you photographed each, then placed all together in one pic. YOu're too much! :)

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  32. Fabby giveaway! Burlap is one of my faves.

    Love your coaster project too. I'm adding this one to my "Try This" list for the summer. This project is sooo super creative! :)

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  33. Wow! Great giveaway and wonderful project.I'm going to try and make the coasters next weekend. Thanks for the idea!

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  34. Lynn, gorgeous as always, I have never tried making coasters, they would make a great gift!!

    Carol

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  35. Lynn. this is such a GORGEOUS project and so doable! Is that a word??! Appreciate the link to the tutorial!

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  36. thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I've missed visiting yours and finally got around to signing up for updates. I love your style and those coasters. I'll be scrolling through older posts to take a look. Neat give a way!

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  37. What a fabulous giveaway! Your coaster is amazing... I had no idea this could be done. Thanks for sharing! I am always on the lookout for pretty coasters, so I will have to try this.

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  38. You did a great job!!! I am going to try this. Thanks for having the give~a~way :)

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  39. Just found your blog and I LOVE the things you do. Thanks so much for sharing all your beautiful things and for the chance to win. I look forward to going through your blog for inspiration.

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  40. Thanks for the giveaway, I have some left over travertine tiles from my kitchen, what a great way to use them.

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  41. I've wanted to try working with tiles - now I know what to do! You picked some great napkins to work with. I really enjoy this blog but I sure do miss your cards. :(

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  42. You have such creative ideas! Thank you for sharing!

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  43. Love your great ideas , thanks so much.
    Bernice

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  44. I would never like to fail out any chance to read out your listings.
    travertine pavers

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  45. the coasters are pretty cool! i just started following your blog after seeing some of your pins on pinterest. nice stuff!
    take care!
    debra

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