Sunday, 21 December 2014

Candy Box Crafts - When is an mdf coaster not a coaster? ....

... when it's a desk top calendar, of course!

I have been lucky enough to play with some of the Candy Box Crafts mdf coasters, now whilst I enjoyed painting and stamping them I wanted to see what else I could do with them. So with 6 mdf coasters and the addition of the new Time To Flourish collection by Graphic 45, a free 2015 calendar downloaded from the internet, a couple of hinged rings and some ribbon I came up with a desk top calendar,

I painted the edges of the coasters in black acrylic paint and let them dry, I then measured the coasters and cut a square of paper about a quater of an inch smaller than the coaster. I edges all the edges of the paper with black soot distress ink and then adhered th e suares  to the coasters using a wet glue.

I downloaded a free 2015 calendar from the internet and trimmed each month as small as it could go. I then rounded the edges with an ek success 1 inch corner punch. I then matted the months onto black card stock leaving a border of approx  1/8th of am inch all around and then rounded the corners in the same manner.

I was going to glue the calendars to each months picture, but I decided to use a clear plastic pocket to pop the month's into - that way I can reuse the calendar each year. I punched two holes into the coasters using my crop-o-dile and slipped the two hinged rings through the holes. I then decorated the rings with a few pieces of ribbon.
Hope you like it:



  1. Gorgeous as always & such a fab idea! I LOVE it. Thank you for sharing XX

  2. What a great idea. This is fab x

  3. This looks fab. Have a great Christmas xx Jan

  4. Hi Deborah this is amazing. Have a wonderful Christmas. Hugs Jackie

  5. What a brilliant idea!! Thanks for sharing.