Coasters in a Snap!


My sister-in-law made me a masking tape coaster. It’s awesome, and it has my name on it. I’ve been seeing rainbow Japanese masking tape all over the internets and thought, wouldn’t it be neat to make a coaster in every color and serveĀ  orange soda and rainbow cake?


Then, tonight, since I left the tapey coaster at the in-laws (oops. blerg!) I decided to make some of my own. Disposable coasters from discarded (and absolutely adorable) wallpaper are a snap and super smart. I’m getting really excited to decorate for Penelope’s first birthday party that’s coming up!!


Also, instead of using regular cups for dinner, it was FAR more fun to use old food jars. All you need to do is drill a hole in the top of the jar, sand off the rough edges and you’re ready to rock an roll without spilling your drink! I think this will work great when Penelope gets old enough to start using cups. The idea was inspired by’s article on daisy cutout mason jars. Aren’t those daisy lids just adorable?!?

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    1. carina says:

      sippy cups for mojitos, yes please! i’m also swooning over the rainbow of japanese masking tapes – i want them all!

      btw, your blog re-design looks oh, so lovely…

    2. linda says:

      Now I know what to do with the old jars. Thanks for the great idea. Brooke and Shelley and her friends will love them.

    3. Jenn says:

      I wish it was warm enough where I am to drink fruit-sodas. Something about them requires a warm climate in my mind.

      I was looking around the blogover and think it’s awesome!

      Also, Penelope’s birthday is 3 days after Jackson’s! Man, kids grow up fast!

    4. Melissa says:

      Thank you, Jenn & Carina!!

      I agree, warm, breezy weather is a must in order to drink fruity drinks. It’s been perfect weather here for that. Sorry about the crummy weather.

    5. I feel so inspirational!!! I think coasters just come naturally. And the blog is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! And the drinks are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And the baby is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What about you isn’t gorgeous? Now THAT is the question!

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