Handmade felt coasters + free printable gift tags |Keeping it Real

Monday, June 19, 2017

Handmade felt coasters + free printable gift tags

Welcome to another quick tutorial, this week for handmade felt coasters. This is a project I'd been meaning to make (and share) for a while. It was actually part of my handmade Christmas gifts list last year but then I ended up postponing it for so long that I never finished it in time. I finally decided to give it a try and it went so well that I just had to share the tutorial.

Handmade felt coasters + free printable gift tags


To make these felt coasters you need: 
  • the pattern - download here
  • felt in two contrasting colors
  • fabric glue
To "package" the felt coasters in a gift bundle I also used a patterned thin cardboard (the kind you get for scrapbooking, for example),  a bit of matching ribbon and the printable gift tags which you can download here.

For each coaster you will need to cut one square of each color. Initially I decided to make a set of six coasters, although later I added two more to have a set of eight. 

Handmade felt coasters + free printable gift tags

Then you need to decide which color you want for the top and the bottom of the coasters. I tried both ways and ended up going with the red-on-white look. Use disappearing ink or chalk to draw the flower on the top square (making sure it is centered) and then cut out that shape. In my experience this is the most difficult part of the whole project. If you don't feel comfortable with the flower shape, you can always decide to go with a simpler shape. 

Handmade felt coasters + free printable gift tags

Once you have all your squares cut out, you just need to glue top and bottom: 

Handmade felt coasters + free printable gift tags

Handmade felt coasters + free printable gift tags

Easy, right? Now make as many as you want: 

Handmade felt coasters + free printable gift tags

Handmade felt coasters + free printable gift tags

Handmade felt coasters + free printable gift tags

To bundle the coasters I cut an additional square out of a matching patterned cardboard for the bottom: 

Handmade felt coasters + free printable gift tags

And printed a gift tag onto the back of the same paper: 

Handmade felt coasters + free printable gift tags

Handmade felt coasters + free printable gift tags

Gift tags here, in four different colors. 

And here is the complete set: 

Handmade felt coasters + free printable gift tags

These felt coasters are probably one of the easiest handmade gifts you can make and are perfect for every occasion. And you can make a set for you too, of course.


Happy Monday!

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13 comments:

  1. SO cute! Love this!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Thank you Jess, for all the opportunities to share!

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  2. so pretty and easy to do! Love the tags to go along with it! Would be great for a teachers gift too!

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  3. What pretty coasters! I bet an cute Accuquilt die would work well for that center cut. xI'm seeing these in blue and yellow for summer, then in fall colors....Thank you - and yes He is! I sure appreciate your prayers! So far, so good on Patrick's Strength!
    Thank you for visiting!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. I'm glad to hear he's doing well. Before making these coasters I thought about using my Sizzix, but I didn't have die cuts large enough and decided not to spend money on them just for this project. But in retrospect, if you're making more, it probably would make sense...

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  4. I love your cute coasters Teresa! Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J!

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  5. Those are really pretty!! Thanks for sharing at the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party!!

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    1. Thank you, for hosting and for stopping by!

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  6. These look awesome! Felt crafts are fun :) Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg :)

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  7. I like that you can make these felt coasters in any color combination you want to match party schemes or holidays. Thank you for linking up with us at the #HomeMattersParty this week.

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    1. Yes, and you can also change shapes too, you just need to find a shape that fits and go from there!

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