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Monday, February 23, 2009

An Etsy find turned mini scrapbook.

When I came across these letterpress coasters from Sarah Parrott's Etsy shop, I knew there was no way I could actually use them as coasters. They're just too good for holding wet beverages. ;) Instead, I turned them into a meaningful gift for my musician hubby.

To make my mini album, I first ordered a handful of 3.5 x 5 reprints of meaningful music-related photos involving my DH in some way. I included shots of us at a show, one of him leading Christmas carols, another of him singing at our wedding... you get the idea. I then adhered the photos to the back of each coaster using a strong double-sided stick tape and trimmed off the excess with a pair of fine point scissors. On the back side of the final coaster, I adhered a little music-related love note that I printed at home.

The whole project took less than an hour and was quite a hit when I gave it to him for Valentine's Day. For more details, click each photo to enlarge. Enjoy!


things are better with a parrott said...

wow! what an amazing idea and even more amazing gift! I am so glad the coasters inspired you. :)

Nicole-Lynn said...

Those are so adorable!

Jessica said...

I love those

Anonymous said...

Awesome as always!

h.Lo said...

Thanks everyone! =)