There's something about a simple, inexpensive DIY project that I can't resist. Maybe it's just the lure of getting something for less, maybe it's the fun of doing and completing the project or maybe it's taking control over my stuff, rather than relying solely on retailers to present what's already been made. This project to design my own coasters encompassed all of the above qualities. With a trip to the hardware store and fabric store, I was able to gather up the coaster materials on the cheap. Who needs Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware (for the small stuff) when you've got some DIY know-how? See below how I made these darling additions to my personal home decor.
A contributing writer to theFashionSpot, Marisa has penned articles and features in over a dozen online and print publications. She's worked as fashion critic and creative director for papierdoll.com, been the managing editor for Caribbean-based Ocean Style Magazine, and worked with Set Magazine, a luxury lifestyle magazine based in Zurich, as a contributing editor. She splits her time between New York, Los Angeles and her hometown as a freelance fashion and cultural copywriter, editor and journalist. You can find out more at her site marisaswanson.com and follow her on Twitter @mraswan.