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How to Make No Sew Fabric Coasters With Upcycled Sweater or Winter Hat

05 January

Learn how to make mason jar lid coasters.  These no sew fabric coasters can be made with an upcycled sweater or hat.  I used a new hat from Dollar Tree, but you can certainly make upcycled coasters with a ripped or stained sweater instead of tossing it.





No Sew Fabric Coasters


We splurged on a beautiful farmhouse table a few years ago.  We'd had hand me down furniture since we got married, and we wanted a big table to fit all 5 of us and our kids' future spouses.


So we got a farmhouse table that seats 10.  Yes, 10!  


I love it!  We have plenty of room for homeschooling, and it also holds several loads of laundry.  I mean...not that I let laundry sit on the table for a while or anything.


Anyway, we have a strict coaster rule at the house.  I like to decorate the table with a runner and decor for the seasons, and I also to change my coasters.


This year for winter, I made these mason jar lid coasters.  They are really easy to make with some extra canning rings and some fabric.


For more mason jar lid coasters, these rustic farmhouse coasters are really cute.  I also like these Dollar Tree pallet coasters.


For more mason jar rings crafts, check out how to make a simple bird feeder with mason jar ring and a canning ring wreath.


If you do upcycle a sweater, use the leftover fabric to make a sweater winter wreath for front door.





What Material Can I Use to Make Coasters?


You can use several types of materials to make easy DIY coasters.  Try one of these materials:


  • Wood
  • Felt
  • Fabric
  • Tile
  • Leather
  • Mason jar rings
  • Cork

How Do You Make Waterproof Coasters?


No matter what you use for upcycled coasters, make sure it's waterproof or can handle some moisture.  If you use wood or cover a tile with paint or paper, then use Mod Podge to seal the coaster to prevent damage. 


I recommend using 2-3 coats of Mod Podge.  I like to use Mod Podge hard coat as the top coat because it won't stick to the glass.


These DIY coasters fabric don't need a sealer.  The fabric will air dry in between uses.  If they do get really wet from a spill, then I recommend letting them dry completely before using them again just so they don't smell or get gross.





What Do You Put on the Bottom of Homemade Coasters?


Sometimes homemade upcycled coasters can scratch the surface.  I recommend using felt or cork to cover the bottom of these mason jar lid coasters to prevent damage.  


You can get thin cork pieces that are easier to cut.


How Do You Make No Sew Coasters?


I am not a talented seamstress.  My daughter is a very talented seamstress and will usually make me things if I ask.  


However, I've learned to be pretty adept with a glue gun.  I just use regular temperature hot glue to hold edges for DIY projects.  I even made my curtains with hot glue!


The hot glue around the edges of these mason jar lid coasters prevents the fabric from fraying.  There's no need to turn over the edges.





How Do You Make Coasters With Mason Jar Lids?


Mason jar ring crafts are a great way to use old rings and lids.  They are the perfect shape and size for a coaster.


You will need to use the lid, but you can reuse a lid since you can't use them again for canning.  Then simply cut cork or fabric to fit inside the lid and glue it with hot glue.


I used a winter hat for a winter pattern, but you can also upcycle and old sweater to make DIY coasters fabric.


What Can I Use Instead of a Mason Jar Lid?


I used real mason jar rings and lids for mason jar rings crafts.  I do a lot of canning, so I always have rings with a little bit of rust to use.


You can also buy a one piece mason jar lid.  These aren't used for canning any more, but they are great for crafts.





Mason Jar Lid Coasters Variations


I used a winter hat from Dollar Tree to make my jar lid crafts.  However, here are some variations for upcycled coasters:


  • Paint the mason jar rings with acrylic paint or chalk paint.
  • Add felt or cork to the bottom to prevent scratches.
  • Use a one piece mason jar lid and glue the fabric inside.
  • Use cork instead of fabric.
  • Use an old sweater or other upcycled fabric.


Mason Jar Lid Coaster Supplies


To make these easy DIY coasters, you will need:






How to Make Mason Jar Lid Coasters


Step #1


Cut the winter hats.  These have a few layers, so take your time.  I tried to cut the hat so the pattern would be visible in the ring.


I cut the fabric into a square larger than the ring first and then made the circle.





Step #2


Then lay the outer part of the mason jar ring on top of the fabric and trim to make a circle.  Be careful not to cut off too much.  Repeat to make more circles as needed.





Step #3


Use a thin line of hot glue to glue the lid inside the mason jar ring.  Then add some hot glue to the mason jar lid and gently press down the fabric.  





The glue is hot!  Use hot glue finger protectors or your scissors to press the fabric down.  Press firmly all around the circle so the fabric is attached.


Now you have mason jar coasters DIY!  


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mason jar, coaster, no sew, fabric
Yield: 4 coasters
Author: Cari @ Koti Beth
Estimated cost: $5

No Sew Fabric Coasters with Mason Jar Rings

prep time: 5 Mperform time: 30 Mtotal time: 35 M
How to make no sew fabric coasters with a mason jar ring and lid and a winter hat.

materials:

  • 4 mason jar lids and rings
  • Hot glue gun
  • Winter hat

tools:

  • Scissors

steps:

  1. Cut the winter hats. These have a few layers, so take your time. I tried to cut the hat so the pattern would be visible in the ring.  I cut the fabric into a square larger than the ring first and then made the circle.
  2. Then lay the outer part of the mason jar ring on top of the fabric and trim to make a circle. Be careful not to cut off too much. Repeat to make more circles as needed.
  3. Use a thin line of hot glue to glue the lid inside the mason jar ring. Then add some hot glue to the mason jar lid and gently press down the fabric.  
  4. Use hot glue finger protectors or your scissors to press the fabric down. Press firmly all around the circle so the fabric is attached.
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.

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