It’s the craftiest time of the year, and we know our Resin Crafts Blog readers LOVE giving and receiving handmade gifts. Because of that, you’ll enjoy this no-sew flannel coasters project, which is made even more fabulous with ETI’s Fiber-Lok Non-Skid Rug Backing and Polycolor Resin Powder!
Hi, Resin Crafters, it’s Bre from Average But Inspired. I’m really excited to share this project with you because I had so much fun making it. I know you will, too!
No-Sew Flannel Coasters Supplies Needed
To make this project as shown exactly in this post, you’ll need the following supplies:
- ETI Fiber-Lok Non-Skid Rug Backing
- Polycolor Resin Powder (shown in this post are the colors Green, Cotton Candy, Sky Blue, and Yellow Gold)
- ETI Mixing Cup Set or small mixing cups and popsicle sticks
- Quarter yard of flannel fabric
- Cotton batting
- Sharpie marker or pen
- Pinking shears (or sharp fabric scissors)
- Permanent fabric glue
- Stencil (purchase an adhesive stencil, or cut one onto removable vinyl with an electronic cutting machine)
How to Make No-Slip Flannel Coasters
These no-sew coasters go together really easily and are even a great project to make while you’re watching TV at night.
Part I: Assemble the Coasters
Use a permanent marker or pen to trace the widest side of a bowl onto the back side of flannel fabric. For a set of four coasters, trace eight circles.
Use pinking shears (they help keep the flannel fabric from fraying), or sharp fabric scissors to cut out each of the circles.
Next, trace the smaller side of the bowl onto a piece of cotton batting. For a set of four coasters, trace four circles. Cut them out with the pinking shears or sharp fabric scissors.
To assemble the coasters, place one flannel circle face down. Then place the cotton batting circle on top of it. Run a line of permanent fabric glue along the outer edge of the flannel circle.
Place the other flannel circle bottom-side down on top of the glue, and press the edges together with your fingers.
Part II: Make the No-Slip Grip Surface for the Coasters
Once the coasters are assembled and the fabric glue has dried, it’s time for the real fun to begin! Get your container of Fiber-Lok Non-Skid Rug Backing ready to go.
In case you’re wondering, Fiber-Lok is an amazing product made by ETI- the makers of your favorite resin products! It is a non-skid backing that you paint onto the backs of rugs to keep them in place, and you can read more about it in this article about how to keep rugs from sliding with Fiber-Lok.
While I absolutely LOVE it for keeping my rugs in place, I also love that it is such a fun and functional addition to this DIY coasters project! Using Fiber-Lok on flannel coasters will keep them from sliding off of tables and help keep condensation from seeping through to surfaces below.
Or, if you prefer a decorative look, you can have so much fun with Fiber-Lok, Polycolor Resin Powder, and a stencil! My amazing Resin Crafts Blog co-blogger, Stephanie from Crafting in the Rain, came up with the incredible idea to color Fiber-Lok when she made some adorable slipper holiday socks!
So here’s what you do – place an adhesive stencil onto an assembled coaster. (You can purchase stencils pre-made or cut one with an electronic cutting machine.)
Once it’s in place and fully pressed down onto the flannel, paint a thin coat of Fiber-Lok all over the design area.
Then, add a small amount of Fiber-Lok to a mixing cup, and add a small amount of Polycolor Resin Powder in any shade you like. Stir it with a popsicle stick, and add more Polycolor Resin Powder until you get the color and intensity you want.
Before it’s fully dried, remove the stencil. You don’t want the Fiber-Lok to harden with the stencil on the flannel or you won’t be able to remove it!
Mix up as many colors of Fiber-Lok as you like, and create the cutest flannel coasters around!
Think of all of the possibilities for these coasters! You could make the Fiber-Lok no-slip backings in any shape or color. Personalize them with monograms, meaningful symbols, and more.
Don’t forget to share your creations with us in our Facebook Group. We can’t wait to see the fabulous no-sew flannel coasters you create this season!
Bre is a content creator at Average But Inspired. She strives to inspire creative action in others by providing written and video DIY and craft tutorials, furniture upcycle projects, and home decor ideas. She wants others to feel empowered to tackle DIY, regardless of skill level or experience. When she’s not making something, you can find her watching Bravo TV with her labradoodle, Jasper.