DIY Glamorous Wine Coasters for a Girls Night Out Party
Wine coasters may be for protecting the table, but we think they should add something to the decor as well - so we came up with these adorable DIY feathery wine coasters for a girls night out party.
Nothing makes a girl feel glam like some pretty feathers and an elegantly stemmed piece of glassware. And with a few scraps of fabric and a short piece of feather boa, you can make both come together in these DIY feathery wine coasters, which are perfect for a girls’ night out!
Feather-lined coasters that slip over the bottom of any martini, wine or champagne glass do double duty. First and foremost, they make your glassware feel super stylish and fun—but they also sop up any wayward condensation drips, ensuring your furniture stays glamorous too!
1/8-yard satiny fabric
4 1/2-inch piece of 1/8-inch wide elastic
6-inch piece of thin feather boa
Step 1: Cut a 4 1/4 -inch diameter circle and a 3-inch x 14-inch strip from a piece of fabric. With the right sides facing, sew together the short ends of the rectangular strip with a 5/8 -inch seam allowance. Press the seam open.
Step 2: Fold 3/4 inch over one edge of the sewn rectangular strip and sew down, leaving an opening to put in elastic.
Step 3: Pin the unfolded end of the sewn strip to the circle (which will be the base of the coaster) with the right sides together. Sew around the edges with a 5/8-inch seam allowance. Once sewn together, this pouch will be big enough to fit the bottom of a wine or martini glass. To make sure that the pocket lays flat and isn’t bulky when turned inside out, cut notches in the outer edges of the circle.
Step 4: Thread a 4.5-inch piece of elastic through the pocket created when the folded-over edge was sewn down. To make threading the elastic a little easier, use a straight pin to attach the elastic near the pocket opening. Put a safety pin on the unattached end of the elastic to push it through the sewn pocket. Once the elastic is threaded all the way through, unpin the straight pin and safety pin and sew together the ends of the elastic.
Step 5: Turn the coaster inside out. Then, using a needle and thread, tack on a 6-inch piece of feather boa to the opening of the coaster.
Now your sassy coaster is ready to use! If you need cocktail ideas to fill up those glasses, try our recipes for the best girly drinks (including Blood Orange Cosmos, Peppermint-Infused Martinis, and Twizzler Lemonade).
Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.Read More »