Thursday, October 30, 2014

DIY Coasters

Our dog hasn't ruined many of our things during his puppydom (knocking on wood as I type this), but one of the things that he has destroyed is our coasters. Once every single one of them bit the dust, I decided to start looking around for some new ones.  I was shocked at the prices of some of them. $30 for a set of four?  No bueno.

I have tons of upholstery fabric samples that I've ordered for numerous projects over the last few years.  I've been keeping all of these samples just hoping that some project would come up where I'd be able to put them to use.  I also have an obscene amount of burlap leftover from our wedding decor.  Finally a reason to use it!

I was inspired by this post that I found, and used their method to put together a few coasters for our living room.  It was pretty simple, I just cut out 5 inch squares of the burlap and the upholstery fabric, pinned them right sides together, and stitched around each side, leaving a 2" gap.  Flipped the coaster right side out, and whipped the opening on the side shut.  I made three using this method, and for the fourth, I stitched together remnants of all three samples, to give it more of a patchwork look.

The project took me a total of about 15 minutes, and now we've got four cute coasters that didn't cost me a dime.  George better keep his paws off these babies.


  1. umm, so this is awesome!! I have scoured my brain thinking of ways to use fabric scraps in a discreet way, and this is so the ticket! thanks for sharing lady!

  2. Laura! Great idea. I am going to do this. Would be a great hostess gift, too! Pinning it.

  3. This is fabulous idea - so cute, and so simple!! A great gift idea for sure!


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