DIY Geometric Coasters + My Blog Crush

Hey y’all! I’m so excited to be joining the Spread the Love campaign today. This week, Clear and Simple Stamps is encouraging creative craft & DIY bloggers to give a virtual high-five to the other creative bloggers whose work we admire and to share a project inspired by our blog “crushes”.

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Today I’m sharing a DIY project inspired by my blog crush, Designlovefest. Although there are many blogs I love, today I chose Designlovefest because Bri is an inspiring blogger, an amazing graphic designer and also teaches blogging and video workshops. She has such a clear picture of her own brand and it is inspiring to see her continuing to take her businesses to the next level. I became even more in love after I discovered Bri’s Vine account, she is seriously the cutest thing! Bri always has absolutely beautiful cocktail recipes and DIY projects on her blog so I thought that a fun geometric coaster would be a great DIY tribute to her!

DIY Geometric Coasters via CieraDesign.com

I used 4″ felt squares for the base and then covered them with hexagons in a contrasting color cut from this die (you can easily cut these by hand). I used 14 hexagon shapes per coaster and started by laying down three hexagons evenly spaced in a row. This helped to determine the space I needed to leave in between the hexagons once I moved to the next row. Once I had my spacing set, I started gluing the hexagons down with felt glue. Now that all of your hexagons are glued down, evenly covering the base square, wait for your glue to dry, then cut around the square trimming off any hexagons that are hanging over the edge. Now you have a pretty geometric coaster!

DIY Geometric Coasters via CieraDesign.com

One reason I love this project is because you can adapt it to work with any color scheme!

DIY Geometric Coasters via CieraDesign.com

I decided to add flags cut out of kraft like a rockstar cardstock to make my straws a little more festive!

DIY Geometric Coasters via CieraDesign.com

To incorporate more color into my table, I cut two large 8″ hexagons from a full sheet of felt to act as large coasters under the pitcher and saved some of the small hexagons to use as confetti!

DIY Geometric Coasters via CieraDesign.com

DIY Geometric Coasters via CieraDesign.com

DIY Geometric Coasters via CieraDesign.com

I hope you’ll join us and Spread the Love. To learn more about the campaign head over to the Clear and Simple Stamps blog!

 


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