Young and Crafty Sisters: March 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Where in the world are Young and Crafty Sisters?


As you may or may not know, our last post was way back in February. And you also may or may not know that this blog is a hobby for both Brittany and I. I (Hannah) work full time as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology and Brittany works full time as a Registered Dietitian. Our jobs keep us pretty busy during the week. What else have we been up to? Just living life! We post plenty of pictures of everyday life on Instagram (hannahyoungandcrafty and brittanyyoungandcrafty).


I can’t speak for Brittany, but I honestly have lost all creativity. I’m not really sure why that is but I’m hoping that I find it soon! I’ll be moving again in April. The cost savings will be amazing but I will be in an almost completely furnished place.


Brittany has been extremely busy planning a wedding that will be here in 3 weeks. She will have a few posts after the wedding for some DIY things that she’s done.


Here’s a little picture recap of what our lives have looked like lately:




My boyfriend (Chris) and I went to Breckenridge, CO for a ski trip.




Brittany and I went to Houston for a bridal shower that included the rodeo and Miranda Lambert.




I spent my spring break in New York, DC, and Pennsylvania with my main squeeze.




Brittany crafted up this really cute sign for the wedding.



We both spent the weekend back home for Brittany’s bridal shower. There we our with our beautiful mom!



Brittany and Brent officially have their marriage license!



And lastly we spent the weekend in Austin, TX for Brittany’s bachelorette party. So much fun! I’ll be posting a few things about what I did to plan it.


Hannah Signature

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

DIY Tile Coasters

Tile Coasters

As you may  know I am getting married in April.  That means lots of Thank You cards and gifts for people who worked so hard to make the big day special.  I had a shower back home with 9 hostesses…that’s a lot of people to buy gifts for and stay on a budget.  I decided to make DIY Tile Coasters.  They are creative, easy, and most importantly budget friendly.
Things you will need:
  1. Ribbon
  2. Mod Podge (the glue and the transparent sealant)
  3. Scrapbook paper (I bought 2 pieces of paper per set of coasters, which is 4 tiles)
  4. Paper cutter or scissors
  5. Tiles (I bought mine from Lowes; 48 tiles for $6 total!)
  6. Ruler and pencil

Tile Coasters 2

I had so much fun picking out the scrapbook paper from Michaels. 

Tile Coasters 1

I measured and cut the paper to the exact size of the tile.  My new paper cutter made this project such a breeze!!  Place a generous amount of Mod Podge on the tile, place the paper down and smooth out, ensuring to smooth out any air bubbles.  Paint on a layer of Mod Podge on top of the paper.  Once the Mod Podge glue dries, I sprayed the tiles with this transparent sealer.  I let it dry between each layer and sprayed on about 3-4 layers just to ensure a wet glass doesn’t stick or ruin the paper.
I love how they turned out.  Each hostess got a set of 4 coasters.  I stacked them and wrapped them with the white grosgrain ribbon (which I forgot to take a picture of, likely due to 1,000,000 other wedding details in my brain).  I also gave each hostess a homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub made from coconut oil, sugar, peppermint oil, and a tiny bit of green food coloring in a jar with a cute chalk label.

Tile Coasters 3

Brittany signature (1)