These DIY coasters were another of our Spring Break crafts that kept us busy, but I think they would also be a great gift for Mother’s Day that is quickly approaching. And older kids can easily make them all by themselves!
4 inch cork coasters
Large sized needle and yarn for stitching
Use the pattern provided to draw dots for the heart shape on each of the 4 inch cork coasters. I did mine about 1/4″ apart. I used a pencil but it will mostly be covered so use what you have to mark with.
Then, take your needle and yarn and make a knot at one end. Starting at either the bottom left or bottom right pull the yarn up through the coaster on one of your dots. Make sure the knot is on the back of the coaster. Then go up to the top hole that matches closest on the top. Repeat until you have stitched the whole heart.
My only disclaimer is that if your stitches get too close together they can rip through the cork. Just go slow and be careful. We had a few rip through on ours but on the finished coaster you don’t notice 😉
After you have finished sewing and knotting off the yarn on the back, hot glue a piece of felt to the wrong side of the coaster to hold your stitches in place and also to make the bottom pretty.
And you are done! I love the idea of these east DIY hand-stitched drink coasters for a beginning sewing project too…they would be great for little hands. Happy Stitching!
What size/type needle did you use?
I used a thicker, sharp yarn needle with a bigger eye. Sorry it was in my pincushion so I don’t know a particular size ;(