Today I am sharing a quick and easy felt craft that even beginners can do! This is a great starter craft for kids, and when you are finished you have cute, functional coasters. I used puffy paint to add fun designs to the felt to turn in them into no-slip coasters too.
I am sharing this project as part of this month’s round of Craft Lightning. Visit Laura’s Crafty Life, 30 Minute Crafts and The Country Chic Cottage all this week as other creative bloggers share their super quick felt crafts.
I started this project by cheating just a little. I purchased pre-cut felt squares because I know with my poor cutting skills that it would take me forever to cut out a few coasters’ worth of felt, and the squares would likely end up all wonky. This is nice thick felt too, and I loved the variety of colors. I will include product links at the end of the tutorial, if you are interested.
Next, I sewed two squares together per coaster, using a blanket stitch. This is a really easy, beginner’s stitch… which is why I can manage it.
If you would like to see a blanket stitch in action, you can watch this video I made for MyPrintly.
After I had my coasters stitched up, I chose a few colors of puffy paint. I used them to add fun designs to ONE side of the coasters. When the paint dries, the rubbery paint provides some grip the bottom of the coasters. This way they don’t slip around on the table.
If you have never done a blanket stitch before, it may take you a little bit to get the hang of it. Once you get going, you can make tons of these coasters in no time. If you have a grade school aged kid who is interested in crafts, this is a fantastic project for them to start with.
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