Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Keeping Busy

Ever go looking for coasters at the store.....they can be expensive, or not fit in with your decor, or if you live somewhere remote or small (like me) where stores don't carry them. Here is a quick and easy way to make your own personalized coasters.

You will need:

  • One 12" x 12" square of cork material.

  • One sheet of 100% wool felt (craft felt will work as well, just may not hold up as well).

  • e-6000 adhesive.

  • Dimensional fabric paint.

  • Tools to cut and measure.

  • Your imagination!!


Start by cutting your 12" x 12" Cork into nine 4" squares, and cut the felt into 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" squares (one sheet will make 6 squares).

Using the E-6000 adhesive, glue your felt to the cork. For best results spread the glue in an even layer. It is also easier to apply the glue to the cork instead of the felt. One more thing...you can use lots of adhesive. I chose the E-6000 because it is water proof and very strong.

You now have the base for your coasters. At this point it is up to you to be as creative as you feel like.

Using Dimensional Fabric Paint, I decided to go simple with three dots in each corner. Feel free to go crazy, just remember you want your glass to sit on an even surface.