It’s that time again; time to start thinking about school books, fall decor, and food for cooler weather. Autumn is one of the best seasons for bakin’ and makin’ stuff. If you’re like me, and you enjoy creating your own decor, this is the right moment to pull out those material scraps and make some DIY Fall Fabric Coasters. Crafters cannot wait until the season is upon them to start preparing. My inspiration for fabric coasters was my dislike for sweaty glasses. I spent years drinking only out of Tervis cups before I decided to find a solution for the condensation that collects on the outside of regular tumblers. Hard-surfaced coasters (like wood or marble) did not solve the problem. So, I made some Fish Tails Beach Towel Coasters this summer, and loved them! The beach towel material absorbed the water from the bottom of my glass, and the rubber base (made from a yoga mat I never used) kept the moisture away from my furniture as well.
- fall fabric (I had three different kinds)
- natural rope
- desired embellishments- I had some felt leaves, but did not like the way they looked.
- Sharpie marker for tracing
- fabric scissors
- glue gun and glue sticks
- burlap material
- a round item to use as a tracing pattern- I used a candle
These no-sew coasters are super-simple, and can be made very quickly. First, heat up that glue gun. Do not touch the hot glue with your hands. I’ve been blistered by my high-temp glue gun more than once. Trace the candle outline (or whatever you choose to use as a pattern) onto the fabric with the Sharpie marker, then cut. I made 6 coasters altogether, making two coasters from each fabric type.
If you want to embellish your fabric, glue those adorning pieces on first. I did not like the way the felt leaves looked on the fabric. They looked “tacky” as we say in my native state of Tennessee.
Next, place a ring of hot glue on the outside back of your fabric ring, then place it over the burlap circle, and press down. You’re basically just gluing the fabric circle on top of the burlap circle. The burlap layer will be a good moisture-wicker.
Once your fabric layer and burlap layer are glued together, place a ring of hot glue around the outside of the fabric layer. Glue on the natural rope, cutting it when you get close to the end, so that your measurement is more accurate. You can see where I removed the felt leaf. Place a little bit of glue where the two ends of the rope met, for security (see last picture).
As I mentioned earlier, I made two coasters from each fall fabric (the 6th coaster is not pictured- my son is using it in his room. He doesn’t like moisture near his gaming computer.
You’re all done! I hope you have great fun making your own DIY Fall Fabric Coasters.
Happy Almost Fall Y’all!
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