Colorful Framed Fabric Coasters

Colorful Fabric and Felt Coasters

I’ve been having so much fun setting up our new house, decorating, arranging furniture – and just in general getting all settled in. It’s been years since we have owned our own house and I can’t tell you how much fun it is putting just as many nails I want in my own walls.

Easy Fabric and Felt Coasters

I’ve been so focused on the big stuff – getting everything in its place and hanging things on the wall. And while that’s been really fun, it was so nice to sit down last week and make something cute and little! These colorful framed fabric coasters are so sweet and they were so fast to make!

Vintage Fabric Coasters

I used some little decorative frames from Michaels and backed them with vintage fabric and wool felt, all in different prints and colors. I love the way the felt shows through the cut outs in the frames.

Fabric and Felt Coasters

Wood frame and fabric coasters

These are super easy to make up – here’s what you’ll need:

Begin by painting your wood frames. You only need to paint the front and sides. You probably need a tiny brush to get in all the little openings.

Painting wood frames white

Measure the opening of the frames and cut four pieces of fabric just a little larger than the opening.

Small fabric squares

Did you know Elmer’s makes a hot glue gun? I didn’t! They kindly sent me one and I tried it out on this project.

Glue fabric to wood frame

Glue the fabric to the back of the frame. Don’t worry about the paint showing through, we’ll cover that up in a bit.

Fabric glued to frame

Place a small square of batting in the center of the fabric.

Batting on fabric

Trace the outer edge of the frame. Cut out a piece of felt a little smaller than the frame edge. Glue it in place around the edge of the frame.

Felt backing on coaster

Now you’ve got one coaster done!

Fabric and Felt Coaster

Repeat for three more – or as many as you’d like to make!

Wood and Fabric Coasters

They make such a fun little splash of color on the table! They would be great gifts too!

Fun DIY Wood and Fabric Coasters

Vintage Fabric Coasters

Cute and Easy DIY Coasters

I hope you make up some – and if you do I’d love to see a photo!

You can find out more info about Elmer’s and their handy-dandy new glue gun by following them on Instagram and Pinterest – and you can find all sorts of cute projects on their Craft-It Newsletter!

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23 Comments

  • Reply October 12, 2015

    Helen Gullett

    GORGEOUS coasters ever!! Thank you for the tutorial, they will make sweet gifts for house warming!

  • Reply October 12, 2015

    Maya

    Oh my Gosh! These are the most beautiful coasters I have ever seen! A fabulous idea!

  • Reply October 12, 2015

    Monica

    These would even look cute with pictures in them as fridge magnets. I love the solid wool behind the edging, it makes it stand out so much more!

  • Reply October 12, 2015

    Anne

    Cutest coasters EVER!! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for later this morning that links to your tutorial: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-no-sew-vintage-fabric-coasters/2015/10/12/ –Anne

    • October 12, 2015

      Beverly

      Thank you so much Anne!! You are the best!

  • Reply October 12, 2015

    Deb

    I love them but I don’t know that I would use them as coasters as the first coffee or tea stain on the material is gonna make for a sad coaster. I love the idea of a fridge magnet or even hanging them in a little group on a wall. They are adorable and so easy.

  • Reply October 12, 2015

    MariLynn

    These are so cute.

  • Reply October 12, 2015

    Pat C.

    These are so adorable, Bev! In fact, they are so adorable that I would hang a group of three or four of them on a wall. How sweet they’d look with nursery-themed fabric in a baby’s room! Five-inch charm packs would work quite nicely for any theme, sparing the expense of buying yardage for each fabric.

    Thank you for sharing your versatile idea! xoxo

    P.S. Congratulations on your new house!

  • Reply October 13, 2015

    Jen

    Cute! I think I would make some and hang them on a wall.

  • Reply November 12, 2015

    Dottie Lou Crisp

    Love these coasters – I cannot find such frames. Could you help?

    • November 12, 2015

      Deb

      I have only seen them at Michael’s.i would look at their site online if you don’t have a store close by. Have you tried Amazon? I swear if something is not at Amazon, it does not exist! Good luck.

    • November 12, 2015

      Dottie Lou Crisp

      Thank you very much, and I agree with you about Amazon!!

  • Reply November 15, 2015

    creativejewishmom/sara

    lovely project! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling sunday!

  • Reply November 15, 2015

    Linda at Mixed Kreations

    These turned out so pretty! I’ve seen these little frames at Michaels, i may have to make some for Christmas gifts. Love them! Thanks for sharing! Pinning!

  • Reply November 16, 2015

    Robin

    ok…ok…really…you’re absolutely BRILLIANT! I couldn’t love a project more than this one!!! Thanks for linking to Monday Funday~xo

  • Reply November 19, 2015

    Ela

    Really, these are beautiful stands !! I really like these colorful gadgets !!
    Greetings

  • I just love the fabric prints you found! They are SO colourful and fresh. And what a great way to use scrap fabric. Thanks for the inspiration:)

  • Reply November 21, 2015

    Stephanie, Somewhat Simple

    Love these!!!

  • I love these coasters! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty!

  • Reply November 24, 2015

    Raquel

    These coasters are so cute Bev! Love these for gift ideas too! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  • Reply November 24, 2015

    Cathy

    These are really cute and very creative. Love how easy they are to make. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  • Reply April 24, 2016

    Jenny

    Would you mind sharing with us where you found that fabric?

    • April 24, 2016

      Beverly

      Hi Jenny,
      They are all vintage fabrics – cut from vintage sheets! :) My favorite fabrics to work with. You can find them often on Etsy, even in little fat quarters or charm squares. Hope that helps!

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