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Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Before Christmas, my girl really wanted to know what she could get for me.  Considering her limited budget and that fact that I'd rather have something hand made by her any day, I thought about what she could make for me.

I'd had these fun coasters from Inspired by Charm pinned for a while hoping to make my own, and I knew that this would be the perfect project to pass along for her.   We altered our supplies a bit from Michael's inspiration and I rounded up some things so we could make our own version.

After a quick trip to the craft store, we had some cork circles and a variety of pom pom colors.  You could choose any color combination you like, but I really just wanted a crazy multi-color variety.

This could not have been a simpler project, and with a low-temp glue gun she was completely fine to do this project all on her own.  She started in the center with one dot of glue for each pom and worked her way out, varying the colors in random patterns.

That's all there is to it!

These are my new favorite accessory.  Cute AND useful... what could be better?

They remind me of something that would fall in the "Sunday School craft" category, and I kind-of love that.

We have a BUNCH of pom poms left over, so I'm already dreaming up another project to use them on.  Can't get enough!

Do you have a favorite gift that a little person has made for you?

Would you like to comment?

  1. those are adorable! and i love that you are teaching her to give handmade!

  2. Oh how cute are these and I agree, having something she made is so much more fun.

  3. Sooo cute! And I love most that she made them herself :)

  4. Beth @ designPOST interiorsJanuary 27, 2015 at 1:46 PM

    I was just thinking about how I need to spend better one-on-one time with my kids and this would be a perfect after school craft!

  5. Those are so durn cute! What a fun little project and I love the color they add :)

  6. Pam @ Simple DetailsJanuary 27, 2015 at 7:23 PM

    Super cute! Couldn't help but scroll down and check out her room again, wonder she loved this bright, colorful project! :)

  7. in MN we have the cutest store called Patina. They sell these coasters and matching trivets on a square of cork. I have been drooling over them for months but now I will just make my own! YAY!!!

  8. Well, yes, you should! I thought about making trivets too, that would be a big project but so fun. I have plenty of pom poms left!

  9. Julia @cuckoo4designJanuary 29, 2015 at 6:18 AM

    They are so cute. I'm still searching for an area to have some pom poms in my life

  10. Love love love!!! I'm not a big crafty person but I can get on board with these! They look great in your space and it's even sweeter because your daughter made them for you!! <3

  11. Lisa @ Shine Your LightJanuary 29, 2015 at 11:37 AM

    Oh my gosh, I couldn't love these more. I have 900 little pom poms rolling around my craft drawers, this is such a great use for them! My daughter loves anything to do with the glue gun, I am definitely going to have to pick up some of those round corks coasters so she can make these as gifts for her grandmothers and godmother. Perfect! Thanks for sharing.

  12. So adorable!!!! Love this idea and such a great craft for kids!


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