It’s an annual dilemma at family vacations: Where did I put my soda? or Is that your cup of coffee or mine?
With twenty of us gathered for a week in one cabin and lots of icy drinks and coffee cups standing around, it’s an extra challenge for us. But this year, when I found these small burlap squares [70% off at Michaels!!!], I knew I had found the solution.
But wait! There’s more!
These handy-dandy burlap squares also became a first-day-at-the-cottage craft project. 🙂
The first evening of our recent Hill family vacation, I made the grand announcement:
“Everyone gather around for a craft! Yes, men too.” (Since I’m the matriarch of the family, I have some clout.)
And what fun we had.
I put my supply of washi-type tapes in the center of the table and handed everyone a burlap-wrapped square. [Look at all those glasses and cans on the table looking for a home.]
Family members of all ages and sizes got their craft on–
All twenty of us now knew that this was Brian’s Diet Pepsi.
My son Ryan took a minimalist approach.
Son-in-law Rich, on the other hand, chose quantity over quality.
Some of our washi-tape coasters.
Teenage granddaughters, Kendra and Natalie, were a bit competitive in their efforts a create a too, too cute coaster.
And there you have it. A solution to the “Is this my drink?” dilemma and take-home memorabilia of our amazing 2014 Hill Family Vacation.
For those of you who haven’t met her, the Dollar Store Diva happens to be my Mom who has a special power. She can transform Dollar Store and other inexpensive finds into super fun gifts and crafts that would brighten anyone’s day!