These are safe to post since none of our guy friends have even the least amount of interest in reading my craft blog. :)
I don't know about you, but it is a lot harder for me to come up with great handmade gifts for the men on our Christmas list than the women. I was about ready to give in and just buy something for the guys when I had a revelation the other day. I spotted this tutorial (want to make some for our house now) on One Pretty Thing and it got me thinking...and after running through several different variations I came up with the idea for beer coasters (using the tried and true ceramic tile+Mod Podge method...the tiles were only 16 cents each at Home Depot!). I backed the tiles with felt squares using Tacky glue.
Even my husband said they were cool so I definitely have a winner with these.
Tip: I would use matte finish Mod Podge on these if you make them. I used glossy on some and matte on others but the matte was much better as the felt backing didn't want to stick to the others when stacked.
And, of course, I couldn't stop there so I made a couple of other variations based on friends' particular interests. My sewing table is now a coaster making assembly line. And I love it. Hopefully, the guys will, too.