Chilewich Coasters

Chilewich Coasters

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.

 Painted Wood Coasters

Painted Wood Coasters

The Canadian Blog Poppytalk gives us instructions for creating fantastic color-blocked wood coasters.

 Paint Silver Coasters

Paint Silver Coasters

Fellow Fellow created festive coasters using only two things: Cork and a Metallic Pen!

 Vintage Painted Coasters

Vintage Painted Coasters

Oh So Lovely Vintage jazzes up some simple coasters with vintage inspired patterns.

 Felt Coasters

Felt Coasters

Learn how to make your own felt coasters from the Purl bee (one of our favorite local NYC shops!)

 Scrabble Coasters

Scrabble Coasters

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.

 Tile Coasters

Tile Coasters

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.

RB.