If you're looking for a fun afternoon project to work on while you're stuck inside (thanks, winter!), take a look at this easy and quirky coaster idea!
"Use a coaster!" were the words of my mother throughout my childhood. There are plenty of DIY coaster projects out there and these stitched ones are tugging at my coaster-lovin' heart strings!
Fabric scraps, old sheets, t-shirts that have seen better days: give these textiles a new shot at life by turning them into colorful DIY coil coasters!
I'm on a concrete kick these days, exploring all the unique ways you can use it in home decor. From accent walls to candle holders, its possibilities seem endless... and these DIY coasters might be the simplest and easiest of them all!
These are really easy and really inexpensive to make so you can create them in any color for any season.
- 4x4 ceramic tile
- Ceramic paint (available at the craft store)
- Sticky back felt
- 1/2 inch paint brush
- Lip print stamp (optional)
Step 1: Paint your lips carefully with ceramic paint. If you aren't comfortable coating your lips with paint, use a lips print stamp.
Step 2: Kiss the tile carefully leaving a print. Or use the stamp.
Step 3: Bake tile according to paint package instructions. Remove from tile and let cool.
Step 4: Cut sticky back felt into 3.75 x 3.75 inch square. Apply felt to the bottom side of the tile. Press down well.
Step 5: Place cocktail on and enjoy!
Stay tuned this week for the rest of the party including more recipes and more crafts!
Alexandra Hedin is a Lifestyle and Entertaining Expert based in the Pacific Northwest. In Winter of 2010, Alexandra's debut book was released. Entertaining at Home features ten complete parties including menus, simple recipes, crafts and helpful tips for hosting your own event. Alexandra grew up in the bustling kitchen of a home economics teacher helping to feed a large extended family for holidays and regular weekends together. She still spends her free time cooking in her Seattle kitchen for her husband and two young children.
Learn more at alexandrahedin.com
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