Of course, you could frame the coaster but that was kind of ho hum. I thought it would be cute to find retro fabric and use embroidery hoops as the frame. They are so much cheaper than frames, too. I buy mine from the local fabric mill for $.50. Simply punch a few holes in the coaster and hand stitch it to the fabric in the hoop.
I decided to make it a threesome and added two more hoops with a cute contrasting fabric. I created a small "home sweet home" image (I even made the silhouette match their house) on the computer, printed it, cut it out, and stitched it on the fabric as I did the coaster. The three hoops together make more of an impact, don't you think?
You can do this with anything: menu, vacation graphic, photo, postcard, etc. If you have something you've been holding onto but don't know what to make of it, send me a picture. I love a good challenge!