The greatest thing about these crocheted coasters is that you don’t really need to know how to crochet. You only need to know how to make a crochet chain, which is basically a series of slip knots. I like this quick tutorial. To make these coasters, you will need the following materials:
- Thin yarn for crochet chain (embroidery thread or slightly thicker is best)
- Thin cork board
- Craft glue
Step 1. Crochet a very long chain (several yards long).
crochet chain stitch
Step 2. Cut out 3″ to 4″ diameter circles from thin cork board.
Step 3. Glue the crochet chain to the cork. Start from the center and circle out until the entire surface of the cork is covered by the crochet chain.
Here are my final products! I used two colors of yarn for my chain– double up the thread when crocheting the chain to achieve the same look.
I have always been intrigued by needle felting. Check out some of these clever creations!
Infused spirits are always a hit. This past Sunday I brought these homemade vodkas to a dinner party. They were received well by the crowd!
coffee-infused vodka & peach-infused vodka
Why stop at coffee and peaches? Check out some other great infusions.
jalapeno-cumin, lemon grass-kaffir lime & cucumber-dill
Just discovered Kollabora‘s amazing tumblr blog! Kollabora is a new social platform for DIYers, consisting of a craft supply marketplace and multiple maker communities linking projects, supplies, and how tos. Check out my favorite posts- they take the simple and make it into the beautiful.
DIY wire bow by Skunkboy
Fork flower pom poms from Pretty Haven
String Art States DIY from Southern Belle Soul
Spoonflower is an amazing online fabric store based in North Carolina that custom prints anything you design onto premium cotton or upholstery fabric. You can also buy other people’s designs. Here is a selection of my favorite breakfast-inspired fabrics from the site.
A perfect breakfast by Scrummy
Flapjack stack by Pattysloniger
Egg and spoon stripe by Scrummy
Donuts and coffee by Jaydesign
Retro kitchen by Leighr
Mod breakfast by Cynthiafrenette
My mom gave me this beautiful jade plant over the weekend. She propagated it from steam and leaf cuttings belonging to a 35 year old jade plant! You may know this plant by its other names: friendship tree, lucky plant and money plant.
- my jade plant
A little more jade inspiration…
Deconstructed jade plant ink by Slyia Nickerson
Jade Plantlet by Lisa Teas
Vintage wooden box and jade plant – stitched photo card by Pretty Neat Designs