My new home is running out of disposable paper coasters, so I made some quick washable and reusable coasters with 2mm thick synthetic felt. Simply zest up the plain synthetic felt by a touch of stenciled prints on them. I chose an elegant French Victorian design to stencil on, you can have other design to suit your on theme.
These stenciled felt coasters as super absorbent, it will slurp up any condensing water that drips from the glass. Due to it thickness and the properties of the material, it is able to insulate heat up to certain degree from hot drinks to your table. It is tough and it holds its shape in laundry, but no brushing please.
I cut them into a 4″ circles for a classic shape of coasters. If you have heavy duty die cutting machines like a Sizzix, you may cut the coasters in various shape as long as it is big enough to hold your glass or cup. Be caution, a normal die cut meant for paper won’t be able to cut this felt.
If you don’t have this type of felt, you may use a normal craft felt as an alternative. Layer a few pieces of them and stitch them up to form a thick and stable coasters, then follow this tutorial to stencil.
This is a quick and easy DIY coaster with stencil method you can make for your home. Bring the prints on to zest up your drinking pleasure while protecting your table from water or heat damage!