How to Make Simple and Fun Fall Pom Pom Coasters
Fall crafting is a great way to keep kids of any age busy. Especially while your house is busy with the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving. I love having a fun craft idea available any time I have more than the usual amount of kids over at our house. (Heck, even it’s the two nerdlings and I…who can say no to a fun DIY project?) These simple DIY fall pom pom coasters are so quick and easy to make you can have them ready to go in no time. As an added bonus they cost less than $5 for a set of four to make.
DIY Felt Ball (Pom Pom) Coasters
cardboard ( I used the lid of a box, but any sturdy cardboard you have around will work just fine)
round cookie cutter or biscuit cutter
hot glue gun and glue sticks
black paint (or any color of your choice)
assorted pom poms
How to Make DIY Pom Pom Coasters
Use the round cookie cutter as a template for your coasters. Draw your outline using the pencil. You can erase it later if you want. I just left it on since I was painting over it anyway. Use the scissors to cut your circles out of the cardboard. You can stack them and trim any uneven edges as well. I did stacks of two at a time to try to keep a uniform shape and size to my set of coasters.
Paint your cardboard coasters the color you chose. I did two coats on each side of the cardboard. You can add washi tape or even fabric to the bottom of the coasters if you prefer. They do have slightly unfinished edges but that didn’t bother me. I painted the edges and left them as is. Let the coasters dry for at least an hour before going on to the next step.
Warm up the hot glue gun and arrange your pom poms in the order that you would like them to be. It works best if you only do a small section of glue and add the pom poms to that area before moving on. This way you can get a good stick with the glue and you can better plan out your coasters as you go. Let the coasters set for about 30 minutes and they should be good to go!
I decided to go with two separate types of coasters for this craft. I made one using the small pom poms on the outer edge of the cardboard circles. In the second version, I used medium sized pom poms to cover the entire cardboard circle. For kids with lower dexterity, the medium size pom poms are a little easier to hold on to. For older kids, the small pom poms can make a fun accent. If they want, they can even paint or draw a fun turkey, leaf, or other design in the center of the small pom poms.
Since they are made of cardboard these aren’t the sturdiest coasters. They are so much fun for kids to make and use on Thanksgiving day, or any other fall party though. If you want to make them last a little longer you can add a coat of waterproof glaze to the cardboard circles.
If you enjoyed this craft be sure to share it with friends who are having kids over for Thanksgiving this year so they can make their own personalized pom pom coasters!
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