After a trip to Costco, we were feeling quite proud of our successful Labor Day party prep. Our beverage fridge was fully stocked with beer, wine and soda, and the ice maker was humming away. But then we looked around our living room and thought, “DISASTER”! All of those cold drinks and nowhere but bare wood table surfaces to put them on! Luckily a fellow blogger, Design Milk, came to the rescue by posting about Chilewich’s new Lounge Coasters. We think love how functional chic they are:
Chilewich solved our problem, but the experience also made us think about fun coasters we could make ourselves. After a bit of research, we found some fabulously creative ideas. Below are our favorites.
The Canadian Blog Poppytalk gives us instructions for creating fantastic color-blocked wood coasters.
Fellow Fellow created festive coasters using only two things: Cork and a Metallic Pen!
Oh So Lovely Vintage jazzes up some simple coasters with vintage inspired patterns.
Learn how to make your own felt coasters from the Purl bee (one of our favorite local NYC shops!)
Now that we all play Word with Friends, you can recycle your Scrabble pieces to make these coasters as shown to us by Domestic for Dummies.
The Cottage Home gives us step-by-step instructions to create these colorful tile coasters.
No time to make your own coasters? Don’t fret! If you find yourselves with water rings one your wood furniture, refer to this removal guide by Real Simple Magazine.
Happy Labor Day.