It's party time! December is full of holiday events and family get togethers, and with them comes the ever present problem of figuring out which glass is yours. Especially if you've already had a drink or two :)
Wine charms are the classic solution, but they don't protect your furniture (and they're not as fun to make).
Why not make yourself, or your host a set of wine coasters? I'll show you how.
I got carried away with holiday spirit, and made two different styles of wine coasters. A stitched and cut wool set (above), and a fun mixed print fabric set (below). Both styles are quick to make and use minimal materials.
The wool coasters are made with one pack of 5" WoolWerks squares, and some contrasting thread. I love how they turned out!
I used the Merry n Bright color-way for my set. Each package has enough squares to make five coasters. I used two of my squares to test out stitch patterns, so my set only has four coasters.
To make the coasters, print the template and stitch through the paper along the pattern (1). Once you've removed the paper (2) all you need to do is trim (3-4), cut your bottom circle, and glue the two together.
We carry four color-ways of WoolWerks so you can go crazy making coasters and still have unique combinations.
Use a small (14mm) rotary cutter and a sharp pair of pointed tip scissors. They will greatly improve your results, and mood. We won't talk about what was said, when I tried cutting my circle out with a large rotary cutter. Also, be sure to use a good quality glue that is made for fabric. Ordinary glue will soak into the wool and not hold the two layers together.
The fabric coasters are even easier to make than the wool. In simplest terms: you cut 5 circles, sew one seam, clip and flip. I think that qualifies as easy, but they don't look it!
Depending on the fabric combination you choose, the coasters can look modern, classic, or funky. You can choose fabrics to match a theme (holiday, birthday, etc.), your favorite colors, or coordinate with your decor.
We sold out of the fat quarter bundle I used in my coasters, but there are so many options that would look great.
We have some fun holiday 6 packs, sophisticated white Christmas 6 packs, and a number of beautiful non-holiday options.
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