These DIY coasters are incredibly easy to make--so easy that even kids can do this project! Have the kids make these Christmas coasters as gifts for teachers, neighbors, or parents.
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Easy DIY Coasters (A Great DIY Present that Even the Kids Can Make)
I recently moved from Phoenix (where we never needed coasters) to England (where there is actually moisture, and I need coasters). I like coasters that are absorbant, and those are more difficult to find than I'd expect. But I have been having fun making my own coasters, including these incredibly easy Christmas coasters.
Christmas Coasters Materials:
- Self-adhesive cork coasters
- Christmas fabric
- Sharp scissors
- Mod Podge and paintbrush (optional)
Cut a piece of fabric slightly larger than the size of your self-adhesive cork coasters.
Peel the back off of the cork coaster to reveal the sticky side.
Stick the fabric to the sticky side of the cork coaster.
Trim excess material away from the edges of the coaster.
I sealed the edges by painting them with a bit of Mod Podge so that the fabric wouldn't fray. But I have coasters that I've been using daily for months that I didn't bother doing this to, and they're still in fabulous shape, with essentially no fraying at the edges. If you're trying to keep this project as simple as possible, you can really skip this step entirely.
Tip for Choosing Fabric for DIY Coasters
Look for fat quarter sets at the fabric store. A fat quarter is a pre-cut, 18" x 21" piece of fabric, and they're very commonly sold in sets of coordinating designs. All of the fabrics I used in this set of Christmas coasters came from one inexpensive fat quarters bundle. It makes creating a charming, coordinated set of coasters incredibly easy! I could make 20 coasters out of a single fat quarter sheet of fabric, and my set came with five different fabrics (so I could make 100 coordinated coasters with the fabric I bought for under $10).
My daughter and her friends have loved being my test subjects. I an tell you that this craft is fabulous for kids at least as young as seven. And I, as the adult in the room, had just as much fun crafting these DIY coasters, too!
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