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This has been an exciting season for us. We have been building a tiny home for our oldest daughter that graduated high school last June. She left for the United States Army in October for six months and when she returns she will be attending college. To give her a place of her own, we constructed a barn style tiny home. To get ready for her quick Christmas holiday leave, we are putting the final touches on her home. I’m crafting items such as these personalized coasters and put together this new home gift basket.
DIY Personalized Coasters
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
- Wooden Letter – for personalizing
I wanted to personalize these coasters to give her first home a special touch. I started with her first name initial in a small wooden letter. When wrapping the jute around, you want to glue the first end on the side of your letter. I recommend first gluing the jute towards in bend in your letter. For example, I started where the top of the T met the middle. Then work outwards.
As you wrap the jute, slowly add a small amount of hot glue on the outer edge. This will hold it in place and form the coaster.
Add just enough glue to stick the next round of jute in place without having excess on the top of your coaster. If there is any excess push it towards the back of the coaster. After you are finished you can use tweezers to pick off any extra dried glue.
You can get as create with your customization as you like. I didn’t paint the letter T so it would look more natural, but you can paint yours. Remember to add a coat of Mod Podge over it as a sealant if you decide to paint.
Your DIY personalized coasters can be used in the living room to hold drinks or sit them in the bathroom with a candle on top.
While putting together her new home gift basket, I kept in mind that she will be living in a tiny home, which means less space. From cleaning supplies to home decor, I wanted to find items that would make her place will like home without making it cluttered.
I love shopping at Target. I walk in for one thing and leave with a buggy full. I cannot help myself. The store has everything and the items are amazing. The Target Dollar Spot already has out Christmas items that are a must-have! Perfect for putting together a gift basket.
In her tiny home the bathroom is small so I knew when shopping we needed to stay organized. This Scotch-Brite® Disposable Toilet Scrubber is perfect for her!
The slim design makes it easy to store right beside the toilet. Plus, the flexing head design allows maximum contact with the toilet bowl no matter how small your space is. No worries with trying to stretch to reach all the difficult spots.
Did I mention it stores the refills right in the back of the stand? No need to have extra cabinet space to store your toilet cleaning supplies. The Scotch-Brite® Disposable Toilet Scrubber has built-in bleach alternative cleaner with pumice that scrubs away rust and hard water stains. The shape is made specifically to access the stains hidden under the rim!
The disposable scrubber makes cleaning a breeze and easy to toss when done. You simply press the button to release the used scrubber. For a new home owner, this makes cleaning simpler.
When purchasing the Scotch-Brite® Disposable Toilet Scrubber Target allowed me to use the $2 coupon that was on the outside of the box immediately. Look forward the sticker that says “Try Me Now! Save $2”. If you download the Cartwheel app, they also have 15% off until November 12th.
You can find more cleaning inspiration here.
Speaking of small bathroom spaces, while shopping at Target I picked up this nice toilet paper rack and storage for her gift basket and a couple of candles to make her bathroom smell nice.
The other items I tossed in her new home gift basket were a few small Christmas decor items, a couple of ornament, a mug set for hot cocoa and a decorative pillow. I know she will love it.
Here is a sneak peek at her bathroom that is under construction. The upstairs loft area is almost ready to place her furniture and the downstairs is coming together nicely! They are building her closet today. Check back soon for more photos of the completed tiny home.