When I was a little girl, my grandpa would keep us spell-bound by inexplicably pulling off his thumb and putting it back on again. I remember when he revealed the secret that his thumb was simply bent and hiding behind his other fingers. I suddenly could see the illusion (and realized that's why his actual stump of a ring finger could never be put back together!) and it was easy to replicate his little trick.
When I saw these modular coasters from How About Orange, it made me think of good ol' grandpa and his finger trick- except this time, it is all in felt.
With a little snip here, and a tuck there, what begins as a piece of felt can become these clever little felt coasters.
With a little more snipping, folding, bending, and tucking, you can make an even bigger piece that can be used as a trivet or place mat. What looks like a difficult puzzle suddenly becomes easier when you use the helpful template she provides for each project.