Stenciled Felt Coasters

DIY easy felt coasters

Stenciled Felt Coasters

Make: 9 with 4″ diameter each

Materials & Tools:
1. Synthetic Felt, 2mm thickness, Grey, 12″ x 12″
2. Pre-cut plastic stencils (I used Martha Stewart 32258 Medium Stencil, Eyelet Lacestencil and Martha Stewart 32268 Adhesive Stencil, Scrollsstencil)
3. Foam brush (I used Martha Stewart 32243 Foam Pouncers, Set of 6pouncer) or stencil brushbrush
4. Acrylic paints (I used Jet Stream 32121paint and Purple Martin 32119paint)
5. Fabric Medium (optional, I didn’t use)
6. Scissors
7. Pen
8. 4″ round card (you can draw it with compass)
9. Adhesive tape
10. Kitchen Towel or Paper to cover your working table and for cleaning up

stenciled felt coasters materialsGather materials and tools as listed above.

felt stencil sizeIf you are using other stencil, make sure the diameter of your felt coasters is slightly bigger that the stencil pattern, unless you want to have partial stencil design.

draw circlesTrace 4″ diameter circles onto the 2mm thick synthetic felt.

afix felt to stencilCut out the circle felt and place it at the back of the stencil.
Holding them to the light to check if the alignment is correct.

tape felt to stencilTape them down to secure the position.

check colorIf you can’t made up your mind which color to use, sample the colors on the felt and pick the most appealing to you.
I chose to use Martha Stewart’s Acrylic Pearl paint in Jet Stream 32121paint and Purple Martin 32119). I like the pearl paint that give the sheen look that shimmering with a little blink blink.

foam pouncersDab the paint with the foam pouncer, don’t over saturate the foam but just wet enough to do the stenciling.
If you would like to add fabric medium, add it to the paint and stir well before dabbing the paint on the foam pouncer.

paint dabbingPounce it vertically on the stencil repeated and move-on slowly. Replenish the paint if necessary.

outline stencil doneTry to cover all the cavities but don’t over paint. Over paint will cause smearing and it looks messy.

remove tapeFlip to the back, carefully take out the adhesive tape and remove the felt from the stencil.

stenciled borderBorder completed. Set aside and do the other pieces.
Wash stencil if needed especially when the accumulated paint on the stencil is too thick.
It is safe to touch the stenciled acrylic paint after about 10 minutes, though not thoroughly dry but it is safe to work on the surface.

center piecePlace the center piece stencil on the center of the felt coasters. This stencil has adhesive backing, so it stick on nicely, otherwise, use adhesive tape to secure it in place.

stencilRepeat the stenciling process on the centerpiece.

dual color stencilLet the stenciled felt coasters dry over night before using it.

purple coasters

stencil print on feltYou can also stencil the felt before cutting it out. This will give you asymmetrical and random print, just to make things more fun and interesting.

stencil print on feltAlign the stencil carefully in correct spacing to get a symmetrical print pattern, otherwise, just stencil randomly.

stencil print on feltThe look of my whole piece of felt after stencil with symmetrical pattern.

stenciled felt coastersI did another center piece stenciling after cut out the stenciled printed felt.

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stenciled felt coasters

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  1. wonderful coasters, thank you so much for sharing! I will give it a go, they will do nicely as holiday gifts.

    • Thank you, Anne. You are absolutely right, they are great as holiday gifts. You can also stencil them in holiday theme too, by pattern and by color theme. Have fun with the creations!!!

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  3. Those look great! and I love simple they are to make, Thanks for sharing!

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  5. These are wonderful! I had just a few questions: What is fabric medium and what does it do to the paint if you add it in? Also, when you remove the stencil in the middle of the coaster with the adhesive backing, will it make the felt all fuzzy? Thank you!

    • Fabric medium is a kind of liquid to mix into the acrylic paint to make it more flexible so that the paint won’t crack. The adhesive is not strong so it is ok to stick to the felt.

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