Peppermint Candy Coasters

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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.

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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)

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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?

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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!


{ 29 comments… add one }
  • Amy Mayen December 7, 2012, 6:45 pm

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

    • onceuponasewingmachine December 8, 2012, 8:19 am


  • Kristy December 8, 2012, 8:39 am

    Very fun! The perfect addition to a gift for sure!

    • onceuponasewingmachine December 8, 2012, 8:42 am

      Thanks! Would be fun with a nice bag of coffee or cute mug!

  • Erin @ Making Memories December 8, 2012, 9:55 am

    Oh how I wish I could sew. These are wonderful!

    • onceuponasewingmachine December 8, 2012, 10:43 am

      Thank you!

  • Jen aka The Mad House December 9, 2012, 6:34 am

    These are beautiful and would lovely in a larger size too

    • onceuponasewingmachine December 9, 2012, 7:34 am

      OOOh Placemats? Such a fun time of year!

  • Audra @ Renewed Projects December 9, 2012, 9:27 am

    Peppermint candies are so bright and fun! What a fun and festive idea!

    • onceuponasewingmachine December 9, 2012, 9:39 am

      Agreed Audra!

  • Kathy Penney @SparklesAndAStove December 9, 2012, 11:26 am

    These are really cute! They look so festive!

    • onceuponasewingmachine December 9, 2012, 12:02 pm

      Tnank you!

  • Cindy December 9, 2012, 4:56 pm

    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….:)

    • onceuponasewingmachine December 9, 2012, 8:02 pm

      My kids discovered they don’t get great air….

  • Ana Tejedor December 9, 2012, 5:03 pm

    Super cute coasters and lovely tutorial!!! Thank you

  • Ana Lopes December 9, 2012, 5:14 pm

    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

  • Feral Turtle December 9, 2012, 7:09 pm

    These are so cute. What a great idea. Cheers!

  • Jill December 9, 2012, 8:18 pm

    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

    • onceuponasewingmachine December 9, 2012, 8:42 pm

      Thanks so much Jill!

  • Crystelle Boutique December 10, 2012, 12:10 pm

    What fabulous coasters! Perfect for Christmas!

    You are so clever to think those up!

    hugs x

  • t'onna December 10, 2012, 10:07 pm

    Really cute coasters!!!

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  • Lucy December 12, 2012, 4:50 am

    These are just adorable. Thanks for sharing.

  • snafflesmummmy December 12, 2012, 10:44 am

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

    • onceuponasewingmachine December 12, 2012, 11:21 am

      Thanks for hosting!

  • Shannon December 13, 2012, 9:45 pm

    Love these coasters!! Thanks for linking up to the weekly creative 🙂
    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

  • Shanno December 17, 2012, 8:06 am

    Featuring you today! Have a great week 🙂

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

    • onceuponasewingmachine December 17, 2012, 8:29 am

      Thanks so much Shannon!

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