How To: Make Your Own Coasters

Greetings Readers and Happy July!

As you recently read I am redecorating my apartment on a low budget. Well, recently I have been looking for great accessories, one of them being coasters. However, I don’t have a great amount of money to spend (on my college students budget) on something thats only purpose is to hold my drink. However recently I have found a bunch of blogs that have shown me how to make my own coasters and add personal touches to my apartment, without going over my budget!

If you are interested in funky geometric patterns, check out this blog with geometric felt coasters. Found on the Purl Bee, this how to will show you how to make bright and fun felt coasters inspired by the De Stijl movement. This how to involves sewing and involves materials that can be found anywhere! For more information check out the link below.
http://www.purlbee.com/the-purl-bee/2014/6/29/mollys-sketchbook-modular-felt-coasters.html

felt coasters

However if you’re not into sewing and want something more personal, in this How To Allison Hendrix shows you how to create coasters using your own photos! Its extremely simple and involves materials that you may already have. For more information check out the link below.
http://www.thehouseofhendrix.com/2013/02/02/photo-coasters/

photo coasters

Next, if you want maybe a more upscale, modern look, here is a how to for you! In this blog, it demonstrates how to create wooden coasters with designs from metallic stencils. The blog includes step by step directions and gives you different stencils. This how to is even more simple than the previous blog, you can finish this project in 30 seconds, its my personal favorite!
http://www.the36thavenue.com/2013/12/diy-coasters-tutorial.html

Stencil coasters

There are several other blogs I could continue writing about all with great ideas and designs! What are some of your favorites? Let me know in the comments below!

I hope you all have enjoyed todays How To, stay tuned for my throwback this week!

Lauren