Drinking wine and crafting are two of my favorite pastimes, and today I'm combining them into one fun, super simple DIY project. I'm sharing an easy no-sew felt wine coaster project that functions as both a coaster and a wine marker so you don't drink someone else's wine by mistake. Win win! Keep reading to check out the full tutorial... it's surprisingly easy!
- Felt in multiple colors
- Wine glass
- Bowl with diameter that's 2" wider than base of wine glass
- Hot glue gun
- Scrap paper
Begin by tracing around the bowl with a Sharpie. Be careful not to get marker on the bowl... if you do, wash it right away with soap and water. Trace a second circle next to the first one.
Cut out both circles just inside the marker lines.
Trace around the base of the wine glass on a piece of scrap paper. Cut it out and fold it in half.
Measure the radius of the circle (from the middle of the circle to the edge). To create the opening for the wine glass, fold one felt circle in half and cut a slit that is the same length as the radius of that you just measured. Unfold it and fold it in half the other way and repeat the same cut so that you end up with an X shape.
Place the paper circle in the center of the other felt circle and put a line of hot glue around the perimeter as shown above. Remove the paper circle and place the cut felt circle on top.
Put a thin layer of glue in between the unglued edges of the felt circles.
Draw a pattern around the outside of the circle (place the paper circle in the middle and make sure you don't cut inside of it) and then cut the excess off. Make sure to cut just inside the marker line so there's no marker showing on the final piece.
And your first felt wine glass coaster is finished! I did a number of different edge patterns... the easiest one was the zig zag, followed closely by the octagon.
I love that these do double duty - they act as coasters and drink markers so you don't accidentally drink someone else's wine. Plus, they add some color and character to your table!
You can also experiment with different color combinations... perhaps you might use two different colors on one coaster, or you might even consider embellishing them with pom poms or other lightweight accents. Have fun with it!