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DIY woven felt coasters

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DIY woven felt coaster with Gorilla Glue
DIY woven felt coaster with Gorilla Glue

A few years ago, I made this woven felt plant pot – and I still have it on my shelves today! It’s held up really well to wear and tear, and I still love the subtle texture that the woven detail adds. So I thought it was about time I tried the technique again… this time, woven felt coasters. 🙂

I took it a step further this time by using two contrasting colours for my coasters. The resulting checkerboard effect came out so well! And, because they’re made of felt, they’re incredibly durable and won’t deform when wet (essential qualities for coasters).

DIY woven felt coaster with Gorilla Glue

DIY woven felt coasters

Supplies and tools

Tutorial steps

Tutorial steps to make a DIY woven felt coaster

1. Cut out 10 strips of felt (5 in each colour). They should be 1.5cm thick and approximately 15cm long.

2. Take five of the same colour strips and lay them next to each other, with a small gap between them. Weave one of the other colour strips across the middle – go over one, under one, over one… etc.

3. Repeat step 2 with the other remaining strips. However, make sure that you alternate the over/under/over pattern for each adjacent strip. This will begin to build up the woven checkerboard design of your coasters.

4. When all 10 felt strips have been woven together, gently slide them all closer together to close up any gaps.

5. Trim the ends of the strips, so you have approximately 2cm excess on all edges.

6. You now need to glue the ends down so it doesn’t unravel. For each loose end, you will alternate between sticking it down and cutting off the excess, or folding the excess underneath and gluing it to the bottom. When you make your coasters, it will become very obvious which method to use for each strip – trust me!

To glue it down, I used Gorilla Contact Adhesive Clear. It’s super strong, works really well on felt, and holds in seconds. It’s also 100% waterproof and dries clear, so it’s perfect for these DIY woven felt coasters.

Simply apply a small blob of the glue to each square of felt, then wait for a minute for it to become tacky. Press the felt pieces together and wipe away any excess glue. Hold the felt together with a peg or bulldog clip, and leave to dry completely for 24 hours.

7. Once all of the felt strips have been stuck in place, cut a square of felt to the same size as your coaster. Glue it to the bottom of your coaster to hide the edges of felt that you folded over earlier. Use the same gluing process as outlined above – just make sure you add a generous amount of Gorilla Contact Adhesive Clear, so you get good coverage to the edges of your coaster.

DIY woven felt coaster with Gorilla Glue

Once you’ve made a few coasters, you could also use this technique to make woven felt placemats or a trivet, too. It’s such an easy way to add a splash of colour and texture to your home!

Happy crafting. 🙂 – Mike.

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Hello, I'm Mike! I started this blog in 2013, and it's since become a part-time job for me. I've always been obsessed with crafts (my very first memories are of making things... and I've never grown out of it!). So it really is a dream come true that I can now share this joy with people like you, every single day. Thank you for being here! READ MORE

2 Comments

  • claire
    January 2, 2021 at 7:15 am

    Hi
    Brilliant idea and great tutorial! I have linked to it in my blog, I hope that is OK
    Claire

    Reply
    • Mike
      January 5, 2021 at 12:22 pm

      Thanks Claire, and thank you for sharing it!

      Reply

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