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Stenciled Felt Coasters

October 5, 2013 /
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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 to make these stenciled felt coasters. I chose an elegant French Victorian design to stencil on, you can have other design to suit your own theme.

stencil felt coaster

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 the laundry, but no brushing, please.

no sew felt coasters

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.

diy coasters

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 coaster, then follow this tutorial to stencil.

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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!

stenciled felt coasters
Stencilled Felt Coaster - How To

Stencilled Felt Coaster - How To

Yield: 4" Diameter Felt Coasters
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Avid Beginner
Estimated Cost: $5 - $10

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!

Enjoy making them!



  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Adhesive tape
  • Kitchen Towel or Paper to cover your working table and for cleaning up



  1. Gather materials and tools as listed above.stenciled felt coasters materials

  2. If you are using other stencils, make sure the diameter of your felt coasters is slightly bigger than the stencil pattern, unless you want to have partial stencil design.stencil felt coasters 3

  3. Trace 4″ diameter circles onto the 2mm thick synthetic felt.stencil felt coasters 2

  4. Cut 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.stencil felt coasters 5

  5. Tape them down to secure the position.stencil felt coasters 6

  6. If you can’t make 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 32121 and Purple Martin 32119. I like the pearl paint that gives the sheen look that shimmering with a little blink.stencil felt coasters 4

  7. Dab 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.stencil felt coasters 7

  8. Pounce it vertically on the stencil repeated and move-on slowly. Replenish the paint if necessary.stencil felt coasters 8

  9. Try to cover all the cavities but don’t over paint. Overpaint will cause smearing and it looks messy.stencil felt coasters 9

  10. Flip to the back, carefully take out the adhesive tape and remove the felt from the stencil.stencil felt coasters 10

  11. Border 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 it is safe to work on the surface.stencil felt coasters 11

  12. Place the centerpiece stencil on the center of the felt coasters. This stencil has an adhesive backing, so it will stick on nicely, otherwise, use adhesive tape to secure it in place.stencil felt coasters 12

  13. Repeat the stenciling process on the centerpiece.stencil felt coasters 13

  14. Let the stenciled felt coasters dry overnight before using it.dual color stencil

  15. You 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 felt coasters 15

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

  17. The look of my whole piece of felt after stenciling with a symmetrical pattern.stencil print on felt

  18. I did another centerpiece stenciling after cut out the stenciled printed felt.stencil felt coasters 18

grey felt coasters

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Wednesday 18th of April 2018

Just found your site. Loving all the different crafts. Question: Can I use wool felt instead of synthetic?

Craft Passion

Wednesday 18th of April 2018

As long as it holds the shape and gives you the thickness, wool felt can be used.

Chrissy Corrado

Sunday 30th of November 2014

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!

Craft Passion

Monday 1st of December 2014

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.


Wednesday 16th of October 2013

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

Renata Ascenso

Tuesday 8th of October 2013

Quero lhe convidar a conhecer meu blog: É um blog novo, ainda não tenho muita experiência. Espero que goste. Bjs... Rê Ascenso!!!

Translation (by Google): I want to invite you to know my blog: It is a new blog, do not have much experience. Hope you enjoy. Bjs ... Rê Ascended!!


Monday 7th of October 2013

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

Craft Passion

Tuesday 8th of October 2013

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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