This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine. @Folgers @Walmart
I have the cutest DIY Pom Pom trim coaster tutorial and a little about the process of how I get my craft on. For those of us that are makers, sewing, crafting and making things is not just about the end result but the process. It is the ritual of the imagining of a new project, turning it about in the mind with all the possibilities, scouring Pinterest for inspiration. And once the project is decided on a new excitement begins as one starts to gather the materials needed; placing different textiles and colors together to birth what started as an idea and will one day become a physical form of one’s creative mind. This is why we make.
My process often begins with a feeling, or more specifically the feeling that certain colors evoke in me. When starting a new project I often find myself wandering into my sewing studio with a cup of coffee in hand, while the warm daylight fills the room, and simply gaze at my fabric shelf. I scan the colors that fill the shelf and simply let them pull me in. I start to pull one fabric and then another, placing them side by side and then discarding for another possibility. There is something so comforting about holding warm coffee and fabric at the same time. It really is the simple things. Coffee and fabric are truly where I find my happy place, okay and chocolate. Folgers new line of Folgers Simply Gourmet coffee has combined two of these to my delight. I was pretty excited to try their new Natural Caramel flavor and the delicious smell of coffee and caramel totally brought me to my happy place. And seriously, choosing between coffee and caramel and coffee and chocolate is a really hard decision, Folgers Simply Gourmet comes in Chocolate, Caramel, Cinnamon, and Vanilla and you can find it at Walmart in the coffee aisle. P.S. there are no artificial flavors to boot. But ultimately the buttery caramel is where it was at. Getting to sit down for a little me time with coffee, caramel, and fabric was a total win. To celebrate the love I have for all three I made some cute little pom pom coasters and an easy tutorial for you to make some pom pom coasters too. And yes, like coffee, poms poms make everything better!
DIY Pom Pom Coaster Tutorial
You will need:
1 fat quarter or scrap fabric
Pom pom trim
Cut 2 of coaster template from fabric
Cut 1 of coaster template from batting
Pin pom pom trim on the Right Side of fabric, with the pom pom facing inward and the flat edge on the raw edge of the fabric Sew 1/8in to 1/4in around the edge on the flat part of the trim.
Make a sandwich with the three circles, placing the batting on the bottom, then back side right side up, and front with the trim facing down. So the fabrics will be right sides together with the batting on the bottom.
Sew 1/8in seam around the edge leaving 1 and 1/2in to 2 inches open.
Turn right side out. Tuck open edges in and pin shut. Topstitch 1/8in around the entire circle.