Peppermint Candy Coasters

christmas coastersIt’s December and we’re actually getting a little crafting done! Today we’re going to show you how to make these little peppermint candy Christmas coasters. These little coasters will work great if you are looking for handmade Christmas gifts, or if you are going to have a house full of people mingling about with drinks.

These are done with some minimal sewing, and really you could probably manage them without a sewing machine if you like. Here is what you will need.

handmade christmas gifts

We used scrap fabric of different whites, reds, and greens we had. Since we didn’t finish the edges with the sewing machine we used pinking shears the create that zigzag edge. In addition we’ll need Wonder Under and Insul-Bright. Insul-Bright is a fun product you can use for other kitchen projects too, like these Christmas trivets. To make this easier we’ve included a template for our peppermint DIY coasters HERE.

We are going to make these coasters two at a time.


  • 4 Base Circles
  • One Accent Color Circle
  • Two Wonder-Under Circle
  • Two Insul-Bright Circle

(This will be enough to make 2 coasters, if you would like to cut more at once simply multiply from here)

diy christmas coasters

christmas sewing projects

quick sewing projects

Missing a picture here…so use the one above for reference. You are going to arrange your accent fabric wonder-under side facing the right side of a base circle like above. Remember one of the accent circles you cut will be used for two coasters. 3 wedges on each. Iron them down.

Now you are going to make a sandwich.

homemade Christmas gift

Trim your Insul-Bright circle so it is slightly smaller than your two outer circles. You want your wrong sides together. Your sandwich should look like you want your finished product to appear.

Candy cane coasters

We finished them by stitching a zig zag around the edge and then around each wedge for decoration. This would be a fun place to play with decorative stitches!

Are you hand making any Christmas projects this year?

Christmas Sewing Projects Once Upon a Sewing Machine

This post is part of the 2012 Christmas homemade advent bloghop hosted by Snafflesmummy. There’s a new link to a crafty blog post every day. Check out all the posts!



  1. Love these! Would be great as ornaments or garland too!

  2. Very fun! The perfect addition to a gift for sure!
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  3. Oh how I wish I could sew. These are wonderful!
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  4. These are beautiful and would lovely in a larger size too

  5. Peppermint candies are so bright and fun! What a fun and festive idea!
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  6. These are really cute! They look so festive!
    Kathy Penney @SparklesAndAStove recently posted..Holiday Craft: Make Your Own Snow GlobesMy Profile

  7. These would be a perfect addition to the holiday decor! Now if only I could make sure the kids would actually use them as coasters and not fling them at each other….:)
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  8. Super cute coasters and lovely tutorial!!! Thank you

  9. So lovely!!! Love the colors and fabrics! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! I’d love for you to visit my blog.
    Happy week !

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
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  10. These are so cute. What a great idea. Cheers!
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  11. Such cute little coasters – and a great tutorial too!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
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  12. What fabulous coasters! Perfect for Christmas!

    You are so clever to think those up!

    hugs x
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  13. Really cute coasters!!!

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  14. These are just adorable. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Thanks for joining in. These look great. Cant beat anything in a peppermint candy pattern.

  16. Love these coasters!! Thanks for linking up to the weekly creative :)
    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot
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  17. Featuring you today! Have a great week :)

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot


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