Monday, January 24, 2011

DIY Valentine Fabric Coasters

Hello & happy Monday!
Today, I want to share a project I made for less than $5. This would make a perfect hostess gift or it's a cute gift for yourself! It adds the perfect splash of Valentine cheer! :)
Today I made some Valentine cork/fabric coasters.
You will need some fabric or felt. You can make Valentine, Easter, or no theme coasters...any fabric or felt will do! I just so happen to have pink fabric & left over valentine fabric from last year. I paid $1.75 for my Valentine fabric.
You will also need cork coasters. I found some at the 99 cent store. 4 for a $1. Hot Dog!!! I also had the vintage lace lying around. My mama buys me vintage lace and ribbon whenever she sees it at yard sales, estate sales...etc.

You also need a trusty sewing machine. If you don't have one, you can always hand stitch.
Here is what I did for the felt coaster. Cut a square, fold in half and cut a heart out:
Sew a fabric square onto the cork. It does not matter if it's straight or not because it will be hidden under the felt.
Place the felt on top, and sew around the coaster edge.
Cut the extra felt off. This is the mess on the back of the coaster. shhh no one will ever know. :)Have fun with each coaster. I sewed lace on one, stitched pieces together on another (gave it a quilted look)...just be creative! Here they are all finished and looking pretty:
Well hope you enjoyed! Oh and a quick shout out...to my own website- if you love crafting with cuuute tags, we just posted 16 new sets in our SHOP.
Have a good one!
xoxo, Veronica

5 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

How lovely! :)

Janeen Best said...

I am so ready to break out my sewing machine even though I haven't figured it out yet! lol

Shabby Chic Crafts said...

Thanks Ladies!

Janeen- yes, bust that thing out!

mommy2alex said...

Those are so stinkin cute!!
Your mom is sweet, picking up bits n bobbles for you!

Erin Erb said...

One ?. Is the back covered with fabric as well? Or do you see the stitching through the cork pieces? But that on the bottom so no one is suppose to see the bottom. Im assuming I could do the same thing with the bottom as the top, just do it before then cover the stitching with the top fabric. Right?