Saturday, January 10, 2015

A Little Snowflake Fun

 

Evening to all!

I saw this cute idea in the
December issue of Better
Homes and Gardens Mag
and decided I need to make
some.

They call them coasters and
the pic shows them as such
but I think they would also
work well with mugs too.


 

They suggest using a coffee
filter and folding it half, then
in half again keep folding so
that you end up with a long
triangle.

In the pic above I have my
coffee filter pattern, the base
pattern, the base and snow-
flake cut out. I pinned my
snowflake pattern to my felt
and then cut them out.




Here is the finished product.
These are a birthday present
for a friend. I'm going to make
more but make the snowflake
and base a bit smaller.
For me cutting out snowflakes
is fun, I just kept cutting snow-
flakes until I came up with a
design I liked.

*Word of warning--if you make
your own or use their's realize
that the more intricate the more
you have to cut, I made mine
as basic as possible. Even mine
involved a bit of cutting.

Enjoy!

You can find the instructions
and snowflake templates at
BHG.com/coasters


~Keep on Dreaming~

18 comments:

  1. Neat idea and not only does it make for some wonderful gifts, but they can be so useful.....

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    1. Thanks, I just thought they were darn cute.
      They would be fun in different colors.

      M : )

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  2. That's so funny, after Christmas we watched two of our younger grands one night, and we made snowflakes! Next year we are going to have a snowflake party and make them BEFORE Christmas!

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    1. Ooo, a snowflake party sounds like fun!
      Put these on the plan for next year.

      M : )

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  3. So cute! I'm saving this activity for the next snow. Thank you for sharing this idea.

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    1. You are welcome.
      Be sure to post them
      when you finish them.

      M : )

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  4. These are adorable. You did a great job with them.

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  5. They are great Melinda. Your friend will love them!!! I have got my card making date set for the 25th ~ You'll be receiving them right after!! : )

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    1. Thanks! They were fun to do.
      Looking forward to your cards.
      Today's post will be about the card shower.
      If you know of other bloggers thst might be interested let them know too.

      M : )

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  6. What a great idea! You did an excellent job & I'm sure your friend will love them!

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    1. Thanks, she will be getting them
      this weekend.

      M : )

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  7. Very cute. Good job, Melinda!

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  8. Adorable ... and thank you for the link to the BHG winter crafts - so many good ideas.
    :-)
    January is looking better - I have paper, scissors, and I know how to use them.
    Happy New Year! Cass

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    1. Glad you liked them.

      Happy New Year to you!

      M : )

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  9. Replies
    1. They are cute aren't they?

      Thanks for stopping by.

      M : )

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