DIY Coasters + DRINK PAIRINGS

December 26, 2017 0 Comments

DIY Coasters + DRINK PAIRINGS

Before You Start

Say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018 with our DIY coasters. Each one of these funky coasters definitely has its own personality. Whether you’re looking for a more organic style with our hemp, a quirky style with our felt balls, or a boho style with our Sari piping, there’s sure to be a coaster (and drink pairing) that will be perfect for your New Year’s Eve Party.

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Felt Balls Coaster

Step 1

Gather materials.

  • Darn Good Yarn Felt Balls (we used Goody Gumdrops!)
  • Felt, cut into circles with a 3.5” diameter (this will be the coaster “base”)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors

Step 2

Starting on the outer edge of the base, put a small dab (about the size of a pea) down. Immediately place a felt ball on top of the glue.

Step 3

Continue this process around the outer edge of the base.

Step 4

Once the outer ring of the base is lined with felt balls, begin to glue the felt balls down on the inner ring.

Step 5

Continue gluing down the felt balls until the base is completely covered.

Hemp Coaster

Step 1

Gather materials.

  • Darn Good Yarn 3 Ply Hemp
  • Felt, cut into circles with a 3.5” diameter (this will be the coaster “base”)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors

Step 2

Begin by placing a small dab of glue in the center of the coaster.

Step 3

Place the end of the hemp onto the glue. Hold this in place as you begin to create a “spiral pattern” with the hemp, adding glue to the coaster base as needed.

Step 4

Once you reach the outer edge, cut the hemp strand so it does not hang over the base.

Step 5

Continue Steps 2-4 as you line the new strands of hemp along the old ones, until you cover the whole base.

Sari Piping Coasters

Step 1

Gather materials.

  • Recycled Sari Silk Piping Cord (we used Oops I Did It Again!)
  • Felt, cut into circles with a 3.5” diameter (this will be the coaster “base”)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors

Step 2

Put a small line of glue (about ½ inch long) along the outer edge of the coaster, and place the piping cord flat on top of the glue.

Step 3

Continue this process until you have covered the outside edge of the base.

Step 4

Place a strip of glue horizontally at the top of the base (where you completed the piping from the outer edge), from one side of the border to the other. Press the piping cord flat.

Step 5

Put more glue below that horizontal strip, and continue to lay the piping cord down. Continue this “zig zag” process, until you have covered the whole base.

Step 6

Repeat step 2, on top of the cording you already had on the outer edge. (This will help give the coaster a cleaner look!)

...And now, the drink pairings!

HEMP - Spiced Pear Moscow Mules

Ingredients

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz pear cider
  • 4 oz ginger beer
  • Fresh pear, sliced

Directions

  1. Fill a copper mug with ice, then stir in the vodka and pear cider.
  2. Top the mug off with ginger beer, and garnish with a few sliced pears!

FELT BALLS - Pomegranate Sangria with Blackberries

Ingredients

(makes 1 - multiply by how many you need to make!)

  • 1 bottle of your favorite Red Wine
  • Ginger Ale
  • 1/2 cup of pomegranate juice
  • 2 oranges, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • Handful of pomegranate
  • Handful of blackberries

Directions

  1. Pour the wine and pomegranate juice into a large bowl or pitcher
  2. Stir in the oranges, lemon,blackberries, and pomegranates
  3. Let this mixture sit for 6-8 hours (or ideally overnight)
  4. When you are ready to serve, add the gingerale to taste

SARI PIPING - Raspberry Pink Champagne

Ingredients

(makes 6)

  • Raspberry sorbet
  • 1 bottle of champagne
  • Fresh raspberries

Directions

  1. Place a scoop of sorbet into a large wine glass
  2. Pour the champagne over the sorbet
  3. Top with raspberries
  4. Drink the cocktail (or eat with a spoon) as the champagne melts the sorbet

Not into making your own coasters? Buy some, ready made from Nepal, here: Home Decor Coaster Set

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