Spring is finally here! If you are refreshing your home decor to add accents of the blooming season, you will want to incorporate plenty of inspirations from nature. My illustrator Krista is the queen of cute animal designs (have you seen her adorable dog and penguin stuffies?), and she came up with these felt leaf drink coasters featuring a precious little ladybug! The green leaves are perfect for a spring color scheme, and they would look so cute on your coffee table for a tea party or an insect-themed birthday party.
- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Detail Scissors
- Embroidery Needles
- Clover Applique Sewing Pins
- Needle Threader (optional)
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt — Fern, Moss, Cherry and Black
- Embroidery Floss — DMC
- Tacky Glue
Print the PDF template below as a guide for cutting out your shapes in felt. Once you have your felt ready, first stitch your ladybug body onto the leaf. I would recommend using a whip stitch for this. You will want your drink coasters to be as flat as possible so that your drinks will balance evenly on the surface. Follow the step-by-step photo tutorial below to guide you through the stitching process, or if you are a member, you can download and print our full materials list and instruction sheet.
After you have completed your coasters, you can quickly run an iron over them just to make sure that they are as flat as possible. If you do decide to do this, make sure that you are using wool felt for the project! Applying an iron to acrylic felt will only melt your material. And there you have it! Easy spring DIY drink coasters! If you are looking for other spring home decor projects, take a look at our “Hello Spring” serving tray or our newest spring wreath. And don’t forget to share your photos with me! Email them in to firstname.lastname@example.org or tag me on Instagram with @liagriffith or the hashtag #DIYDreamingWithLia. I love sharing your marvelous creations on Facebook! See you soon ~ Lia
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I collect leaves outside in nature, then photocopy these and have so a template for all kinds of handcraft: sewing, application, embroidery, felting etc. etc. The photocopy shows all details of the original leaf .
Very cool idea!!