It’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.
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)
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.
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.
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?
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!
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