Make Merry with Christmas Coasters and Napkin Rings

Last December I shared a plate about Santa coming at Christmas.  It said “If you stop believing in Santa Claus, you get underwear!”.  My daughter has that plate hanging in her kitchen.  Even though my grandchildren are 8 and 11, they aren’t hinting that they don’t believe. If you ask, all you can get from them is a big grin.  Since we are still playing the game, I’m milking it one more year with this mitten coaster and Santa napkin rings on my dining room table when we celebrate Christmas Eve together.

Both are no-sew projects that I cut from felt on my new Klic-N-Kut MaxxAir.  In completing both projects I tested more than one brand of felt, acquired from local craft stores and one mail order source.  The red and white felts are  Kunin Stick’rzfelt and Tree House Studio Peel & Stick Craft Felt, both of which came with a peel and stick paper backing. The pink felt was from CommonwealthFelt.com and was not peel and stick, but with Heat ‘n Bond, Ultrahold, ironed to the back side of it, it gave me the same results as those I purchased with a sticky back.  Felt has the reputation of not being the easiest material to cut, but I was blessed with the results I was hoping for, even using the same settings for all 3 brands!  But, it is important to realize that just because you can cut one material at a certain setting, it doesn’t mean ALL brands of the same material will cut the same!!

Make-the-Cut settings I used for cutting the felt with a blue-capped thick material blade:  Force of 150, Speed 165, Blade Offset .5, and repeated 3x

 

Supplies used for
Mitten Coaster

9″ x 12″ pc Sticky Back Felt
6 1/2″ inches of 2″ wide fur
1 – Holly Berry trim

 

 

Remove the paper backing and carefully put the two very sticky sides together, matching all sides.  Glue the holly sprig in place and the fur cuff, with the seam in the back. 

Supplies used for Santa Napkin Ring

  • 9″ x 12″ pc White Sticky Back Felt
  • Small pc Pink Sticky Back Felt or Pink Felt with Heat ‘n Bond ironed on back
  • 5″ x 8″ pc White cotton fabric for lining with Heat ‘n Bond ironed on back
  • 1 – 7mm Red Pom Pom for Nose
  • 2 Back Beads for Eyes

Make-the-Cut settings I used for cutting the felt with a blue-capped thick material blade:  Force of 150, Speed 165, Blade Offset .5, and repeated 3x

Make-the-Cut settings I used for cutting the fabric lining with a fabric blade:  Force of 100, Speed 165, Blade Offset 40, and repeated 2x

Files for the Mitten Coaster in MTC, KNK, PDF, & SVG Formats  Mitten Coaster

Files for the Santa Napkin Ring in MTC, KNK, PDF & SVG Formats Napkin Ring

25 thoughts on “Make Merry with Christmas Coasters and Napkin Rings

  1. How very clever, Petals. I was excited to learn you had a MaxxAir. I wasn’t able to get the files as they aren’t linked yet but I’ll get them when they are.
    I loved how you did the napkin ring. I always find them cumbersome to work with but having velcro will make a big difference. I loved the colors you chose too.
    On the mitten coaster, that sprig of holly really pops it. Love it.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Adorable!!! Thanks for the really neat ideas! Looking forward to getting the files. Hope I can get them done before the holidays. Time is passing so quickly and my list of projects is still growing!

  3. As always, another cute and inspiring idea. I haven’t tried felt, but maybe this is a good time to do it. Thanks and Happy Holidays!

  4. Fantastic, Lynn!! A great job and a fun way to dress up your table on Christmas Eve. Thanks for the tips on cutting the materials and the note that not all felt is created equal. I’m sure these will be used throughout the Christmas season and for years to come.

  5. HO HO HOLY COW! I love it 😀

    Great job Lynn.

    BTW: I wasn’t quite sure what you were referring to with that whole “not believing” shenanigans 😛

  6. Lynn,
    Those are adorable! I love your ideas! I will put this on my list for next year.
    Thank you!

  7. bet you are lovin that air max! I purchased sticky back felt in error and never used it on my zing but now will pull it out of hiding and give it a go. cute projects.

  8. These are as cute as the dickens. I agree with Sandy….I want to go to your house for dinner….lol.

  9. Thanks for sharing! I’d love to see the Plate…. do you have the post or photos up somewhere?

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