I have this thing about crafting useful things. Pretty things that are useful make me exuberantly happy. Period. And I always want to incorporate fabric in my crafting if at all possible.
Enter in: These fabulous GREEN coasters.
I have seen this type of craft done with a sewing machine before but my instant gratification self...who is still frightened of her sewing machine...decided her pal the glue gun would be much more user friendly. I am actually completely in love with the sewing version where you can make fabric bowls (how cool is that?) so here is the tutorial that inspired this one over at Craft Stylish.For these particular coasters, I was feeling the color GREEN. So I gathered as much green fabric as I could that would work together, cut them into thin strips, and grabbed a plastic clothesline purchased from the dollar store. I recommend using the cotton ones (if you are sewing this, the sewing needle needs to go through the clothesline) but I am
1. Place a dot of hot glue on the end of your clothesline.
2. Begin with a strip of fabric and begin wrapping.
3. Wrap it on an angle to make it tight with no gaps.
1. You will start and finish each individual strip with a dot of hot glue.
2. I found it easier to wrap down the clothesline with each strip and alternated different fabrics for interest.
3. To start each coil you bend down the end and then begin creating a coiled circle around it.
4. I then coiled it up using hot glue as I went to secure it.
STEP 3:When you have it made it the size you need, cut your line on an angle so it will lay flat when you glue it against the coil.
Now you are done!
I like how they are each different and end up with a unique pattern.
Have a Sweet and Blessed Weekend Friends!