Don't buy new coasters, MAKE them! Incredibly simple DIY coasters create a decorative touch to any room as well as excellent gifts!

I love the idea of adding design with function since I try to keep to a more minimal decor style. That’s why having decorative diy coasters is right up my alley. And a DIY? Well that’s something I couldn’t resist.

I found these coasters at Goodwill (for $2!!), although you could start from scratch using cork board or white bath tiles.

Don't buy new coasters, MAKE them! Incredibly simple DIY coasters create a decorative touch to any room as well as excellent gifts!

SUPPLIES

  • Coaster material (whether old coaster or cork board or bath tiles)
  • Painters tape
  • Clear protecting spray (I’ve used this for quite a few DIYs, such as this)
  • Paint brush
  • Acrylic paints
  • If you’re using cork board or bath tiles, I would recommend adding felt pads underneath to prevent coasters from scratching your table

Here’s some of my favorite coasters …. great for DIY inspiration!

INSTRUCTIONS

First step always is to wash and dry your coasters.

My next step was to paint each coaster white, including the sides. You may or may not choose to do this step, depending on the design you make.

Don't buy new coasters, MAKE them! Incredibly simple DIY coasters create a decorative touch to any room as well as excellent gifts!

Once the paint dried (overnight), start placing the painting tape on the coasters in whatever design you choose! Personally I like the look of each coaster with a slightly different design, yet all being in the same color pallet. You really cannot go wrong with whatever design you choose!

Make sure your tape is long enough to wrap down the edges and underneath to help it stay adhered through the painting process. Press the tape down hard before moving onto the next piece.

Don't buy new coasters, MAKE them! Incredibly simple DIY coasters create a decorative touch to any room as well as excellent gifts!

With each color you choose layer on at least two LIGHT coats of acrylic paint, waiting a minimum of 1 hour in between coats.

After putting the last coat of paint on I let them dry overnight before removing the tape just to ensure its completely dry. Then slowly and carefully remove the tape.

Don't buy new coasters, MAKE them! Incredibly simple DIY coasters create a decorative touch to any room as well as excellent gifts!

Best practice to protect the coasters with a waterproof sealant.

Don't buy new coasters, MAKE them! Incredibly simple DIY coasters create a decorative touch to any room as well as excellent gifts!

If you used cork board or tiles, your last step will be to add on a felt pad to each corner so they won’t scratch your table.

Don't buy new coasters, MAKE them! Incredibly simple DIY coasters create a decorative touch to any room as well as excellent gifts!

Now your only job is to decide what beverage to place on top!

 

 

 

Don't buy new coasters, MAKE them! Incredibly simple DIY coasters create a decorative touch to any room as well as excellent gifts!

 

Don't buy new coasters, MAKE them! Incredibly simple DIY coasters create a decorative touch to any room as well as excellent gifts!

 

Some of the links in this list are affiliate links. It doesn’t cost you any extra, but I earn a little commission if you decide to purchase. Regardless of whether or not I receive a commission, I only recommend products that I personally use and genuinely recommend!

 

Don't buy new coasters, MAKE them! Incredibly simple DIY coasters create a decorative touch to any room as well as excellent gifts!

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Think making pillow cases is difficult? It doesn't have to be! Just follow this simple envelope pillow case tutorial that walks you through each step!

I recently got tired of our guest bedroom decor and decided to spruce it up in more of a ‘mid century modern’ style. I was looking for pillows to add a touch of color and texture, but couldn’t find anything reasonably priced. (Since when have pillows gotten so expensive?!?!)

Realizing that I already have many pillows from past room designs, my most economical option was to create my own pillow covers. The fabric that I bought was under $10/pillow at Joann’s Fabric.

Think making pillow cases is difficult? It doesn't have to be! Just follow this simple envelope pillow case tutorial that walks you through each step!

Now my sewing skills are on par with my cooking skills, which means my capabilities with a sewing machine are equivalent to mastering the crock-pot. But don’t worry, I have mastered a mean BBQ in the crockpot as well as these easy sewing envelope pillows!

This tutorial will show you how to whip out an envelope pillow case cover in under 15 minutes!

What you need:

  • 1 pillow or pillow insert
  • Fabric (I opt for one yard per pillow and always end up with more than enough. Better safe than sorry.)
  • Tape measure
  • Sewing scissors (I prefer Fiskars)
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine (I’ve had my Singer for over a decade!)
  • Thread (with a color that matches your fabric)
  • Iron
  • Iron-on adhesive tape (optional)

1. Always iron your fabric before you dig in to any sewing project! Measuring and cutting wrinkled fabric can get you in to trouble later within the project.

2. If you don’t already know the width and length of your pillow, measure it with a fabric measuring tape. Mine was 18 x 18.

3. You’ll need to cut 3 pieces of fabric. I use the Fiskar Rotary Cutting Set to help measure and cut my fabric. If you’re a rookie sewer and don’t plan to do more than these pillows, it likely isn’t worth it. But if you do sew somewhat often, I HIGHLY recommend it. Well worth the purchase. It makes cutting and measuring WAY easier.

  • First piece should be 1 inch longer than your pillow on each side (so mine was 19 x 19).
  • The second and third pieces should be 1 inch longer than your pillow on one side and 5 inches shorter (so mine was 19 x 13). These pieces will be the ‘envelope’.

Think making pillow cases is difficult? It doesn't have to be! Just follow this simple envelope pillow case tutorial that walks you through each step!

4. On EACH of the smaller envelope pieces you’ll create a nice finished seam on ONE of the longer sides. Instead of sewing I prefer to use the iron-on adhesive tape, but you can definitely opt to sew. Regardless of which option you choose, first fold & iron down about 1/2 an inch. Then either tape/iron or pin/sew the seem.

5. Now you’re ready to compile your fabric and sew. Lay down the larger first piece of fabric right side facing up. Then put one of the smaller pieces on top, right side down (finished seem in the middle). Finally place the last small piece on top of that, again right side down & finished seem in the middle. Your two smaller pieces should overlap in the middle as this will be the ‘envelop’.

6. Now pin along all the edges about 1 inch in. You won’t pin the middle at all since that’s the envelope.

Think making pillow cases is difficult? It doesn't have to be! Just follow this simple envelope pillow case tutorial that walks you through each step!

7. Dust off that sewing machine, because step 7 is all about the sewing! Make sure to use a thread that is either the same color as your solid fabric or a predominant color within a patterned fabric. If either white or black is largely predominant, I prefer to use thread that’s either of those colors. Sew at a 1/2 inch around the edges.

Think making pillow cases is difficult? It doesn't have to be! Just follow this simple envelope pillow case tutorial that walks you through each step!

8. Turn your pillow case right side out.

Think making pillow cases is difficult? It doesn't have to be! Just follow this simple envelope pillow case tutorial that walks you through each step!

9. Now my favorite part: stuff your pillow inside and you’re done!

Think making pillow cases is difficult? It doesn't have to be! Just follow this simple envelope pillow case tutorial that walks you through each step!

This is an easy way to completely transform an out-dated pillow. Even if you’re not planning on doing a room make-over it can be fun to swap out your pillows during different times of the year!

I hope your pillows are as good as my crock-pot meals!

 

 

 

 

Think making pillow cases is difficult? It doesn't have to be! Just follow this simple envelope pillow case tutorial that walks you through each step!

 

Some of the links in this list are affiliate links. It doesn’t cost you any extra, but I earn a little commission if you decide to purchase. Regardless of whether or not I receive a commission, I only recommend products that I personally use and genuinely recommend!

Think making pillow cases is difficult? It doesn't have to be! Just follow this simple envelope pillow case tutorial that walks you through each step!

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