Okay, these can actually be used any time of the year, but when the weather heats up the glasses sweat badly. Insert the foot of your wine glass inside these “cozy” little coasters and your furniture will be protected. You also don’t have to worry about tips or losing the coaster when you move it because the coaster is actually attached to the wine glass. Some of us may need that help after a glass or too. 😉
For the this project session I chose patriotic fabric for one type and Wizard of Oz fabric for two other types. My dear friend, Mary W. picked up the Wizard of Oz fabric for me several years ago when she went to a quilt show. See, Mary, I knew I would find just the right project for this yummy fabric.
These coasters will be heading to my Etsy shop in the next day or so, but if you would like to make your own, I’m a giver. Here is my wine glass coaster tutorial.
Things You Will Need:
Light to medium weight scrap fabric-two different colors or designs
Fold one square in half with the right sides facing out. Iron the fold. Repeat on a matching square and two of the other fabric squares for a total of four pressed squares that are now shaped like rectangles.
Clip each of the corners to reduce bulk.
Slip the foot of your wine glass into the center of the cozy.
Note: All of the wine glasses I have used had feet with a diameter of 2 1/2 inches. This may be standard, but they may also be available in other sizes. If the feet of your glasses are bigger (I can’t imagine them smaller), simply cut your squares 1 1/2 inches larger than the diameter measurement. Example: Cut 4 1/2-inch squares for a 3-inch diameter foot.
This is an inexpensive hostess gift, whether you sew your own or purchase. Check out my Etsy shop in a few days if you would rather purchase than make your own.
Last year we had just moved into our tiny rental and I didn’t even decorate for Easter. I also didn’t have room for hosting Easter, as is our tradition. When I sorted through things in our storage units for a yard sale this last summer, I purged a lot of decorations from all holidays. Our house is much bigger this year so now I am kinda regretting some of that purge. When I got out my Easter decorations the other day I only found one box. Since most store-bought offerings are not my style I decided to make more decorations with things I already have.
A stash of peat pots were transformed into little Easter buckets. I sponge painted white on the outside. Craft wire was used for the handles. Small vintage pictures were decoupaged to the front of the buckets and the handles were spruced up with buttons and ribbon.
I saved two spaghetti sauce cans a couple of weeks ago and after a little paint, some scraps of burlap, lace and a tie of jute, they were restyled into flower vases. I’ll fill them with cuttings from the beautiful abundance of color that has bloomed in my yard.
I still have a few other things I would like to make, but I wanted to get this posted before it got to late. I’m off to the grocery store and then more decorating. 😉
Have a great weekend and a wonderful Easter!
I’ve been doing a lot of re-stocking in my Etsy shop lately. That has been one of my goals for 2015 and so far I have been able to keep up with it.
These listings just happen to be crochet items. Crochet just seems to draw me in when the weather is cold. Maybe it’s time to change it up a bit. Who knows, maybe a few projects using different mediums will cause the weather to shift toward spring. ;0