Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Dropcloth coasters

It is no news that I absolutely love dropcloth.
 Therefore, I have plenty hanging around the house.
This is what I made. 
Measure.
Cut.
Sew.

"Stencil" (I free hand most of
my stuff)
Done.
Perfect to use in any room.
***Dropcloth out of the package is usually very stiff and does not absorb water well. (water and paint beads up on it unless you have a big spill). I washed my dropcloth several times when I made this kitchen towelsto unstiff the fabric and make it more absorbent, but for this project I didn't.***
I also have to mention that I have no special training when it comes to sewing. 
I bought a (the most basic) sewing machine 8 years ago, read the manual on how to use it and started sewing.
Let me encourage you...you can do it. 
Happy sewing.

Stay Frugal,

26 comments:

Laurie said...

and you work magic with that machine, mine is just basic one too but i sew alot and it is perfect for my needs!!You put drop cloths to such good use, yes its magic!!!

Kelly said...

Gosh......those coasters would look FABULOUS in my home! (Wink Wink) Ha! You did a wonderful job. I can't believe you just free-handed those! Wow! I need a sewing machine so I can make cute things like that too.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

what a creative idea- they look great and will function well.. nice job

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

I love your coasters!!!They look fantastic.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love them!!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Those are super cute! and yes, sewing is pretty simple if you want to do it!

Suzy said...

These are really, really cute! Does liquid soak through?

Kerry said...

You are sew talented! Have a great evening!

Amy - while wearing heels said...

I can't believe you free hand stenciled that. You have incredible skill. I am a sucker for anything with numbers. This turned out really well.

By the way, where do you buy drop cloth? And thanks for the tips to make it less stiff :)

Jennifer said...

Love the coasters! Very cute and they go with any decor.

Thanks for sharing! ...you did a great job on these.

Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos

Domestic Sweetheart said...

Very cool! I'm a new GFC follower :)
xo
www.domesticsweetheart.com

Okio B Designs said...

What a great idea! And your numbers came out perfectly! Wish I could freehand. Coming over from Savvy Southern Style and a happy new follower.

Jeanine

Leslie Harris said...

Daniela, you are too creative. I also like drop cloths but would never have thought of this. What do you use for the words?
Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

Libby said...

These coasters are fantastic. I really enjoy seeing how you are so creative with just little bits of raw materials. Yes, I have to agree that your hubby telling you how resourceful you are is really a compliment. :-)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Those are cute. I could not free hand like that. They would look really bad if I did.

Laurel Leaf Cottage said...

Super cute!! Good job on the free hand!! I need stencils or transfers myself!!!! I'm your newest follower via GFC!! Can't wait to see more of your creations!! =)

Crystal @ 29 Rue House said...

So cute Daniela! I love how each "stencil" is unique and not the same since you do free-hand.

Art and Sand said...

Great minds must think alike. I have tons of canvas laying around because my husband is an artist and he stretches his own canvas. Yesterday I made some pillows from some of the scraps by hand painting them. This morning I had the idea of making coasters out of some of the small scraps and adding letters. Imagine my surprise when by jumping from one blog to the next I found yours number coasters. I plan to make mine tomorrow and do a post on them.

Art and Sand said...

Great minds must think alike. I have tons of canvas laying around because my husband is an artist and he stretches his own canvas. Yesterday I made some pillows from some of the scraps by hand painting them. This morning I had the idea of making coasters out of some of the small scraps and adding letters. Imagine my surprise when by jumping from one blog to the next I found yours number coasters. I plan to make mine tomorrow and do a post on them.

Dawn said...

Oh! I love them!

Katherines Corner said...

darling and a fun gift idea too. Thank you for joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Happy weekend wishes xo

Stacey said...

Really nice...I love this idea too!
You are quite the clever lady :o)
Thanks for sharing -
Stacey

Geri O said...

I too love drop clothes. Great idea. I'm your newest follower. Come check out my blog when you have a minute at http://sister-number-5.blogspot.com

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

These are super cute Daniella! Can you make me some? Haha.. I wish I was a sewer!

Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers said...

These are beautiful! I've never seen drop cloth coaster before, what a fun take on these. Love the numbers and the way you displayed them. Pinning :)

Lisa Montsion said...

I love drop cloth too.

lisa