Scrappy Coasters Stash buster!

Categories: Gifts, Kid Friendly

Stash busting is something we can all do at least once a year. I like to make gifts with my scraps. I have a gift closet where I place small gifts that are perfect for saying thank you or as a hostess gift. Scrappy coasters are a great stash buster! These coasters were featured in Somerset Home. If you like this style you will love the magazine.

What you need to make this project

Soft and Toasty Batting
FreeSpirit Fabric - Lulu Rose
basic sewing supplies
Sculpey Polymer Clay
Vintage rosette
Americana Acrylics - Peony Pink, Pink Chiffon, Baby Pink
DecoArt Metallic Lustre - Gold Rush
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Colorbox® Pigment Inkpad - Black
Misc. stamp

Quick Shop

Scrap coasters are made up of leftovers from other projects. The scraps were randomly sewn together in a crazy quilt style with the raw edges exposed. Layer the newly made fabric with a piece of solid fabric on the bottom and a layer of cotton batting inside for absorbency. Use straight pins to hold the layers together. Use a contrasting thread to sew the three pieces and trim off excess to give a square shape. Repeat these steps for 4 coasters per set. Stamp the sentiment on the coasters and heat set with an iron or with a heat gun. Take care when using hot tools.
To make the mold of the rosette, pinch of a piece of Mold Maker and roll into a ball. Flatten the ball creating a piece of Mold Maker large enough to accept the vintage rosette. Dust the rosette with cornstarch. Press the rosette into mold and then remove. Bake the mold according to the directions on package. Allow the piece to cool before handling. Soften your polymer clay by rolling in your hands or running through a clay conditioning machine. Press it into the mold and trim off any excess clay with craft knife. Bake the polymer clay according to the directions suggested by manufacturer. Repeat process to create as many rosettes as you’d like. Allow the piece to cool before handling. Paint the rosette layering the different shades of pink to create a variegated look. Use your finger to apply the Metallic Lustre and allow the rosette to dry. Tie the coasters with jute cording and hot glue the rosette to the center.