Monday, July 20, 2009

'Sweet Summertime' Drink Coaster

I am sure that we have all received promotional CD's in the mail from companies trying to entice us into subscribing to some fabulous program or to a great internet service. It has always felt so wasteful to me to just toss them into the trash.

This sweet summertime coaster has a CD center and 2 rounds of flannel to absorb excess moisture.

This would also make a wonderful candle mat or a doily to sit beneath a pretty flower arrangement.

I prefer to use it as a coaster while having my morning cup of tea.

A couple of days ago I received a wonderful surprise in the mail from Sandra. She sent me the sweetest embroidered and scented sachets along with some chocolate. She lives in Portugal and both items come from her homeland. The chocolate was especially divine. My son came to me twice to tell me how delicious it was. Sandra, thank you again for your kindness.

Have a wonderful day.



crafty diane said...

Hi Lettie,
I love the coaster! What a neat idea. I am gonna have to remember this one!
Have a Blessed Day,

Plum Blossom Lane said...

I've been making coasters out of CD's for years. But yours are much prettier than mine. :)

Janine said...

What a sweet idea, but how to wash it, with aCD inthe center?
I allways make a mess when I drink my coffe, my tableclothes could tell you.
Have a lovely day

SG said...

I'm glad you enjoyed!
The coasters idea is great! Thank you!

sweetiepie said...

Great ideas, Lettie! You are always thinking outside the box. I love that.

Have a great day.

Kristin said...

What a great coaster!

Stephanie D said...

Great idea! I have a whole stack of CDs that I couldn't bear to throw away, thinking there must be some use for them. So far, all I've come up with was to hang above the garden to keep birds away--except there's nothing there the birds want.

My Life and Quilting said...

Hi Lattie... What a great idea... I will have to make some for myself and a few friends... You are so tallented and I love you Blog and the thing you make... Keep up the great work.. :)

Suze said...

Very pretty. Hmmm, we need coasters...I'll just add it to my list of things to make. lol.

Busym1 said...

How pretty is that? What a nice gift for someone! Thanks so much for your share! Hugs, michelle

Janine said...

Dear Lettie,
I want to say thank you again, for you share all that sweet ideas with us.
I want to invite you to join my giveaway if you like.
Have a good start in the week

arlette said...

Hello!, we have the same name, and you're the first Arlette that loves the same things I do, lol, funny thing!...
I love your blog and tutorials!

Unknown said...

What a nice gift for some one.... very pretty.....thanks for sharing...

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