Hey there! I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend. I can’t even believe that Christmas is 2 weeks from tomorrow! I’m in full on Christmas gift-making mode. I have so many people on my list who are so hard to buy for… they always say they never want/need anything and really seem to have everything; do you have any of those on your list? Those are the people I love to make gifts for. My most recent gift project is these DIY Coasters made with buffalo check flannel and silver iron-on snowflakes. Everyone can use coasters right? Even if they have some, these cozies are the perfect winter set.
These DIY coasters are so easy to make and very inexpensive too. Here’s everything you need to make some!
BUFFALO CHECK & SNOWFLAKE DIY COASTERS
- Square ceramic tiles
- Flannel fabric (this would work great)
- Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2
- Cricut Silver Iron-on
- Snowflakes cut file
- Spray adhesive
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Small felt pads
The material for my DIY coasters came from adorable little buffalo check gift sacks that I found in my happy place – the Target dollar spot. Are you as obsessed with that little corner of Target like me? I cut the 2 sacks in half and cut out 4 squares slightly larger than the tiles. You can use whatever material is your favorite; I liked using the flannel because it has very little fray.
Position the tiles in the center of the buffalo check squares and attach the fabric to the tiles with spray adhesive. Cut out squares in the corners of the fabric so the material will fold over the sides easily.
To secure the fabric to the sides of the tiles, run a strip of hot glue along the entire side edges, fold the fabric over and press into the tiles. Once completely dry, cut off the excess overhanging fabric on the bottom of the tiles.
Next for the fun part, the snowflakes. Using my Cricut Explore Air 2 I cut out 4 silver iron-on snowflakes for my DIY coasters. When cutting iron-on, remember that the shiny liner side should always be face down on the cutting mat. I’ve forgotten that a few times. Wah wah.
Once the snowflakes are cut, weed the negative space from the iron-on and position them in the center of the coasters.
Allow iron to heat to hottest setting and cover snowflake design with a press cloth and press for about 15 seconds. Ensure iron-on has adhered before pulling away the liner.
To finish the DIY coasters off, attach small round felt adhesive pads to the bottom to protect the surface where the coasters will live.
And that’s it! Now these DIY coasters all ready for some hot cocoa and so am I! 😉 Have a lovely, cozy evening my friends!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
I love the snowflakes, but cannot get the snowflakes cut file to download. Is this one of true Cricut access files?
For some reason with a recent Design Space update several of my cut files were changed to viewable only by me. I went in and updated that setting to allow for anyone with the link to access it. I had uploaded the snowflakes myself so I’m not sure if you’ll be able to access them. Let me know if not and I can send you the JPGs.
Vicki L Goodman says
I am SO glad this project resurfaced in 2019! These coasters are absolutley adorable! I can’t wait to make some. Thanks so much for this aweome simple, but fun, idea!
Aw thank you so much Vicki! I’m so glad you liked them! If you made them I’d love to see a picture! 🙂
Funky Junk Interiors - Donna says
These coasters just could not look cozier if they tried! So in love! And so do-able. I think everyone has a ceramic coaster they’d rather cover once they see these beauties!
I’ve featured you this weekend on DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 364. Thanks for linking up! 🙂
Thank you so much Donna, you’re so sweet! I was so excited to see the feature, thanks so much for that! 🙂
Erin - Suburban Simplicity says
These turned out so cute, Lydi! The buffalo check makes them stand out. I like them so much, they are my feature this week at Welcome Home Wednesdays! Congrats! See you tomorrow!
Thank you so much Erin, I was so excited to be featured! Have a great week!
Jamie | anderson + grant says
What a cozy place to set your warm winter drink! It was a very creative idea to use the tile underneath the buffalo check. Very stylish!
Thanks so much Jamie, I appreciate that so much! 🙂
Marie from The Interior Frugalista says
Such a great idea and so easy to make. Pinning to share and bookmark!
Thank you so much Marie! 🙂
I love the check and the snowflakes together, but even before the snowflakes went on I was thinking these are pretty cute!
Thanks Julie, yes I’m a big fan of buffalo check too! 🙂
There is just something about buffalo check that has warm and cozy written all over it! These coasters are perfect for a hot drink on a cold winter day! I love how creative you are with the Cricut machine!
I agree Elaine! And thank you so much, it brings out my creative side for sure ! 🙂
Very cool and cozy especially for the holidays! I think I will make some white ones to use at my NYE party. Where did you get your tiles from?
That sounds fun! You can get the tiles at Lowes or Home Depot.