Most of us like to coordinate the colors in our home, don’t you think so? Or make a little change without spending a lot of money. Today’s post will show you how to make stylish no sew fabric coasters with minimal fuss and expense. That is not a bad thing at all. And in the end, you have a little accessory for your home or to give as a gift. This is the fabric that inspired the paint for this drop leaf table I painted.
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I have so much upholstery fabric samples that my neighbor gave me. Because I am a thrifty person I hate to throw them out so I am always trying to come up with a craft to use them. I pulled out this piece of fabric for something else and then decided it was a great color inspiration for a table I was painting. Then I decided on coasters.
I am always looking for ways to use the sample material. It is too nice to throw out. So far I have made fabric pumpkins, a little pouch for whatever, the pumpkin patch garland and the most recent is the carrot garland. And now the coasters.
That led me to decide to use it for coasters. I think I have a thing for coasters. For summer I made a coastal set and for Christmas, I made some to give as little gifts. They were made the same way but you can see how each set looks different based on the fabric that is selected.
Cutting Foam and Fabric
Cut the foam the same size as the cork tiles. Set aside.
Use a small plate that is larger than the cork and draw 4 circles on the fabric. Cut them out.
Putting the Coaster Together
Use the cork tile as a guide and draw another circle on the fabric. Then cut all the way around to the circle.
Peel off the backing on the foam board. Carefully place it on the fabric, trying to make sure it is centered. Run a bead of glue on the fabric tabs. Wrap the clipped part of the fabric around the foam.
Paint on the Mod Podge. I used 3 coats, letting each one dry before doing the next.
The next step is to glue the cork to the bottom of the fabric wrapped foam.
After the Mod Podge is thoroughly dry it is time to glue on the rope. Take the rope and glue the end. Glue a small area and press the rope into the glue. Repeat until the rope circles the coaster. Take the utility knife and carefully cut the end as close to the other end. Glue the tip of the rope and to the other end.
Then repeat until you make as many as you want to make. I have heard many furniture stores will give you last year’s samples if you catch it just right. But you can always buy a remnant or have a small piece cut. And if you do get a piece of fabric cut from the bolt get enough to make some pillow covers.
So that is how to make stylish no-sew fabric coasters. Do you think you will give it a try? The possibilities are endless. Don’t forget to see what my blogging friends made this month from their craft room destash challenge.
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Materials and Supplies
Foam Sheet Upholstery Material (Sample is 11” x 17”)
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