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Guest Project — Ruffled Coasters!!

I’d love to introduce you to an amazing blogger and crafter —
Maddy from Buttons and Bangles.
Not only is she so creative and writes great tutorials — but she’s 12 years old!
Amazing. Take it away, Maddy!!
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Hello! My name is Madeline, and I’m the crazy crafter from over at Buttons and Bangles. Ok, so first, I wanna tell you how EXCITED I am to be guest posting over here at Tatertots and Jello! When Jen contacted me a few months ago asking me if I’d like to be a guest blogger over there, I literally squealed with delight, and then of course said Yes!
So, First I’ll tell ya a bit about me. I’m 12 years old, I homeschool, I love the Lord Jesus, and I am absolutely ADDICTED to crafting/sewing! I started sewing around the beginning of this year, after finding Disneys’ blog, Ruffles and Stuff. I have just been sewing away since then :) Also, This is my first EVER time to guest post, So I hope it makes sense :)
Today I’m gonna share with you how to make these cute Holiday Ruffled Coasters!
As most of you know, December is usually the busiest month of the year, and most people are always having having company over! So, I figured some coasters would be fun to do, just to use at your house, or to tie up in some ribbon and give as a gift!
What you need:
A few different fabrics, about 1/8-1/4 yard each
4 tiles(Hexogon is all I had, But I would’ve used square)
Cork(by the roll)
Mod Podge
All normal Sewing Necessities
1. Make sure your tiles are clean, and ready to go!
2. Measure around your tile, as for we need to figure out our ruffle strip measurements. My tile was 14 inches around, therefor my strips were 28 in. long, and about 3/4 in. wide. Cut all 4 strips.
3. Ruffle your fabric! Make sure you don’t make it any shorter than the length of your tiles.Mine was 14 in.
4. Now take all the fabric that you are gonna use for your tiles, and cut a square of fabric to fit each tile. We’ll mod podge it on, and trim the rest of later, once it drys.
5. Got everything ready? Now it’s time to Mod Podge
6. Spread a layer of mod podge on your tile, and put the fabric on it, then coat the top. Repeat with the next 3. Once the first layer of Mod Podge drys, repear with another 1-2 layers.
7. Now take a tile, and using an exacto knife, trace and cut out 4 cork bottoms for the tile. If you haven’t cut through cork before, don’t worry, as long as it’s not to think, it really isn’t hard!
8. Now it’s time to trim the excess fabric around the tile off! You can do this with either an exacto knife, or with a pair of good scissors.
9. The next thing you need to glue the cork to bottom of the tiles, You can use either Gorilla glue or Hot glue, Gorilla glue would probably hold better, although that takes longer to dry! I used Hot glue, But if it doesn’t hold up, then I’ll go back through with gorilla glue!
10. Now, take your Hot glue gun, and put a strip of glue about 1/2 inch from the edge, and glue the ruffle, just glue as you go! Complete with the rest of them!
You’re done! Pretty easy, right? I hope the tutorial made sense! Now, go find a place in your house for them, or wrap em up and give em as a gift!
Thank you SOOO much Jen for letting me guest blog over here today!
Y’all are all welcome to stop over at my blog anytime!

Thanks Maddy!! You are awesome!! Those coasters are a great gift idea.

Here are some other great ideas from Maddy:

 http://i2.wp.com/1.bp.blogspot.com/_WZR4_d6JcBw/S6m3lP2tytI/AAAAAAAABN4/zVjkRNmf7ts/s1600/purse+tutorial.jpg?resize=436%2C533
 http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_WZR4_d6JcBw/S9T-B-jNO8I/AAAAAAAABRQ/rQxdgXiC-ks/s1600/cratff+215.jpg
Be sure to stop by Buttons and Bangles and say hi!
I know Maddy would LOVE to hear from you!!
xoxo

Comments

  1. Maddy –
    You are truly amazing and these are so adorable! Encore, encore … more tutorials, more, more, more!!
    Thanks — you are truly talented!

  2. Maddy these are fantastic! I actually really love the hexagon shapes, maybe more than the squares you had planned. Thanks for sharing your project!

    Better Than a Milk Mustache

  3. Are you sure she's not your daughter??? AMAZING!!!!

  4. Lovin-Life-Piersons says:

    This girl is twelve and she knows what Gorilla Glue is?? My sister is 13 and can't even make boxed brownies by herself. Maddy you are super talented, I am way jealous!

  5. Thank you everyone for the awesome feedback! I'm sooo thankful to have been able to guest post on Jen's blog!
    Much Love,
    Maddy

    http://www.buttonsandbangles.blogspot.com

  6. Mod Podge Amy says:

    Are you kidding me?? She's absolutely amazing!!

  7. great job, maddy!
    i especially love your burlap ruffled pillow!

  8. What a cute girl!

  9. Ruthie's Girl Designs says:

    It's so wonderful to see young people take to the handmade movement in this ever evolving electronic age. Very talented and creative! Thanks for sharing her talent.

  10. Anderson's says:

    Great idea! Love the coasters, very festive!

  11. wow i love these coasters! She is sew talented.:)gina

  12. The Soladay Family says:

    How precious is she! I am super impressed. Jen, if blogs had been around when we were 12, you would have been just like Maddy. Ha!!

  13. Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya says:

    are you freaking kidding me?
    she's 12?!
    first of all, WAY talented.
    second of all, WAY pretty.
    third of all, WAY jealous.
    Love this project!!

  14. Love ruffles! what a cute idea =)

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  15. Great coasters, Maddy!

  16. What a talented girl! I love these coasters and may have to give this one a try. I don't have a sewing machine so may need to buy preruffled fabric though lol :)

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