Remember the fun felt citrus coasters I made last summer? While on my recent craft room spring-cleaning frenzy, I was surprised to find a whole set already made, just waiting for their little citrus fabric drawstring bag to live in! Don’t you just LOVE it when that happens??? I whipped up the bag in nothing flat, and now I have a another set ready for a summery hostess gift. Here are the instructions again:
- Cut out three sizes of circles. The smallest and largest are from colored felt, and the middle is white. (I used the bottom of a yogurt carton, a peanut butter lid, and a random lid from my container drawer for templates.)
- Handstitch the small circle onto the white circle using matching embroidery floss.
- With white embroidery floss, stitch three criss-crossing lines across the colored circle.
- Glue the now-attached pieces to the larger circle to cover up the stitches, and trim all the way around with pinking shears.
- For a gift, make four of each and tie them together with a pretty orange, yellow, or green ribbon. Or, if you’re lucky enough to find some fabulous fruity fabric, you can make a simple drawstring bag to gift them in. ♥
so cute…for a summer gift…
Thank you, Marilyn! 🙂
The coasters are divine! I love the colors.
Thank you! They’re really fun to make . . . I worked on them while watching movies! 🙂
Those are adorably cute colors. They would be great for pool parties or just a simple summer day.
I agree! Spring is having a hard time coming for good here in Kansas, but I know summer is right around the corner! 🙂
They are ever so cute, and the drawstring bag too. A great gift idea.
Thank you, Miss Daisybelle! 🙂
These are precious! I love them!!!
Thank you! They make me hopeful that summer will really come! 🙂
I love them very pretty !!
Thank you, Izabel! 🙂
I missed your Post last year – probably before my blogging days! Thank you for the instructions again – I think they are perfect for under a G&T – just the right zesty colours. There are never enough coasters in the house …cheers!
Thank you! I hope you’ll get a chance to try some! 🙂
These are so adorable! Get the kool-aid ready!
Thank you! And let me know when it’s made! 🙂
What fun coasters for spring and summer! Once again, you have shared something so very creative and fun! Enjoy your weekend! ~Vickie
You’re such a sweetie, Vickie! You have a fun weekend, too! 🙂
These are so cute!
Thank you! 🙂
These are so summery and functional at the same time. Love them.
Thank you, Judy! 🙂
I love how you can “whip up” such cute and lovely things! (This would make a FANTASTIC hostess give by the by.)
Thank you, Lauren! 🙂
These coasters are adorable and sooo summery!
Thank you, Sarah! Now, come on, summer!!! 🙂
Can smell them from here 😉 love the summer feel about them!!
That made me smile! 🙂
They are great! The colours are juicy!
Awww . . . perfect description! Thank you! 🙂
The coasters are very cool and the little bag for them is perfect! What a great idea. I am going to have to make them sometime.
Yay! They’re really fun and have been a popular gift! 🙂
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What fun!!! Thank you, my dear! 🙂
Thank you! I was so happy to find these . . . even though it would be fun to make even more! 🙂
So, So cute!
Thank you, Pam! 🙂
So cute. I remember when you first posted about the coasters. They really are the perfect hostess gift for a summer get together. I love them even more now that they’re housed in the citrusy bag.
How sweet you are! Thank you, Iris! 🙂
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Good way to use up some excess felt from kids craft projects. This fun coasters, from Pillow a la Mode would really look stunning with iced tea or a refreshing drink in a glass tumbler on the lunch table.
These are so adorable!
Thank you, Ellie! 🙂
I Love them and am glad that I was the one who received them as a gift. 🙂
I’m so glad you love them, Tamara! And I was hanging on to them for JUST the right moment . . . 🙂
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