It’s that time of year again! The time we start scrambling for good little gift ideas for our quilting buddies. My friend, Benita, gave me this idea, and I just had to share it. A cup and saucer turned into essential quilting room tools. They are quick, cute, and super useful!
You will need small tea saucers (and their matching cups if you like), and large extra-strength disc magnets, these were about 1½” across. Make sure your magnets fit inside the divot at the bottom of the tea saucer.
I went to my local thrift store to see what kind of tea sets I could find. I found so many cute little plates that could be used for this idea, but I settled on some basic-looking ones to which I could add a bit of personality.
For a bit of personality, I added these beautiful big blossoms that I cut out of a Kaffe Fassett fabric. I centered the blooms in the middle of the saucers for size and trimmed them where needed.
Use Mod Podge and a sponge brush to coat the middle of the saucer out to about where the flower edges had been.
Center the flower in the saucer again and gently press in place. Use the sponge brush and more Mod Podge to coat the top of the flower, especially around the petal edges, making sure none of them curl back or flop over.
Here you see both saucers and flowers as they were drying. You’ll want to leave them to dry until the Mod Podge is smooth to the touch and no longer tacky.
Turn the saucers over and use super glue to stick the magnets to the underside, right in the middle of the plate.
Add pins and notice how they all stick in the middle.
Fill the teacup with Wonder Clips and give this as a cute gift set. Plump it up with a couple of fat quarters and some chocolate and whoa, you’ll make their day ;) Haha! And thrifty too!
Oh, and I wanted to tell you all how the charity auction went last weekend! We raised just shy of $6,500!!! That's just incredible! I am so thankful and blown away by your generosity! Thank you, thank you, and Merry Christmas!
Happy Sunday everyone,
A few notes:
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