We had to start crate training our dog, Grizzly, because when we moved into our house he began chewing random things up while we were gone. We let this slide until he ate a $300 automatic car key! He actually grew to love it insanely fast and sleeps in there even when we're home. The other day, though, I noticed two of our coasters were missing. When I got home from work that day, I found them. Chewed up, swallowed, and pooped out. Yeah, pretty gross. That dog is pretty smart. He hid them in his crate so he could go to town on them when we weren't around! This was two things: Disgusting, because I had to clean it up. But also a good thing because I had been wanting to make some new fabric coasters and now I was forced into it.
So here's a simple DIY project made from my misfortune! All you need is a little bit of fabric and basic sewing skills.
You will need:
8 - 4.5 inch squares for your coaster design
4 - 4.5 inch squares of batting
First, place two pieces of your fabric right sides together and place the batting on top.
Next, start near the edge of one side and sew all the way around, leaving a 1.5 inch opening on one side. Cut off the corners to make poking the edges out easier.
Now, turn your fabric right side out! It might take a little bit of work. There will be the open gap you didn't sew in step two.
Lastly, fold the fabric inward and sew a top stitch around the entire square, making sure you sew the gap together. Repeat for the rest of the coasters.
So easy! It took me about 30 minutes, and that included a couple breaks of me having to throw toys around Levi to keep him entertained! If you make the coasters, let me know how it went. I'd love to see pictures!