10.19.2012

Friday Find: DIY




For my boyfriend's birthday, one of the gifts I gave him was personalized map coasters.  I ordered highway maps (free) from the states we've been to together... and then cut out the cities that were special to us (first date, trips together, hometowns, etc) and glued them to coasters I bought at the dollar store. It's an great DIY gift that is thoughtful, useful, and unique.  I also made the card... just grab a candle and use that as the "i" in "wish" - so easy!

45 comments:

Vanessa. said...

Wonderful present! I'm sure he will like a lot!

xoxo

Mica said...

What a cute gift! So nice and personal :)

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Amy Shaughnessy said...

What a CUTE idea! I love this!!

Amy


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TheTinyHeart said...

That's a really cute idea! I bet he loved it :)

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Lia {Smart n Snazzy} said...

What a great idea! I may have to do this!
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Lia
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Rebecca said...

Awwww what a sweet & clever present...I'm sure your BF loved it!!!

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Angie Ang said...

That's pretty neat, thanks for sharing!
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Lauren said...

Such a cute present! I've seen so many DIY projects using maps lately, and I've been dying to try one out!
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Rachel Lynne said...

This is so incredibly cute Heather! I love this idea and may have to steal it for the upcoming holidays! The bf and I took a road trip from here to South Carolina and that would be fun to highlight! Happy Friday dear :) And kids together soon, yes pleaseeeee!

Bethie The Boo said...

That is a very cute and thoughtful gift! I love it! Not to mention, it's cool to see all the places you've been!

Nicole said...

You are soo pretty! love your blog soo much! Great idea for a DIY :).

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For All Things Lovely said...

I love this idea! So fun and thoughtful! :) xx.
Megan

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Always Maylee said...

These are so cute, what a great gift!

xo, Yi-chia
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SarahJane Miller said...

This is the cutest idea! I love it! Thanks for the idea, definitely pinning this one!

Cambria said...

These are darling!!! I love, love, love them!!! Great DIY gift, totally gonna do this.

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Morgan Liti said...

so adorable! I love our DIY ideas - so thoughtful. :)

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Laura said...

So cute! I love that you combined a few of the same things I have on pinterest (maps of special places + DIY coasters) for one thoughtful gift! I did the same DIY coasters with my marathon bib and they turned out awesome, and it's so easy!

Chris Ed said...

What a great idea! Amazing DIY gift!
kisses chris

Kelly Ann said...

This is adorable and I just pinned it!

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Kelly
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NATALiJA WANTS YOU! ♥ said...

awesome <33333

Shea Sayers said...

This is an awesome gift idea, I love it!!

Whitney Cosgrave said...

how sweet and thoughtful! i bet he loved it.

newpetite said...

I love personalized gifts!!

Kristen said...

I love this idea! Just might have to steal it for my guy!

The_Leather_Skirt_Blog said...

Aww... such a thoughtful gift.

What a cute and meaningful idea.

BTW... thanks for the anniversary congartulations!

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Sam Morgan said...

I'm really into maps lately, so this is perfect! Where did you order the maps for free?

fleurani said...

Thougthful and personalized gifts are priceless. I bet your bf feel very special and loved Heather :-9

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Milna Mandusic said...

Wow that's a wonderful present!
Lucky BF!!

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ashley said...

What a fun DIY. Love it!!

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Christine Yun said...

Love DIY stuff, the personalized map coasters is such a good idea. Yours turned out so good too, great sentimental gift =)

Christine
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Mira said...

Very cute gift. Great DIY <3
xo

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Ember Drake said...

What a cute gift idea! :-) They would be perfect as a Xmas stocking filler for my Grandad this year!

Em
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Outside Looking In said...

What a special and VERY creative gift! Love the card too! Hope your bf loved them!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

That was a really cute idea and it had meaning. Like that!
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Count To Four said...

awww that is such a sweet and creative idea! i LOVE it!

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Tie Bow-tie said...

Such a brilliant idea for a special gift!
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Lyosha said...

very cool giveaway!

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Julye said...

such a sweet DIY!!! you are very creative :D!!

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Kym said...

This is a fantastic idea and one that I am sure to borrow since my boyfriend has an intense love of maps. Did you use anything to seal the maps after you glued them on? And also, can you please tell me where you ordered the maps from?
I can't wait to try this out!

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Kym
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Object of Maya*ffection said...

SO cute, clever and sentimental!! Did you modpodge to protect them?

Go For The Glam said...

Aww so cute!! I love this idea!!

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Anonymous said...

I love this idea of the map coasters! My (future) sister-in-law made me coasters of pictures of my fiance and me last Christmas and it meant so much to me.

Rachel
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LeeAnne, Style N Season said...

It is easy! Yet so creative. Never thought to use the tiny candle on a card.

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