5 Amazing Coaster DIY Projects

Got some spare time this weekend? Then why not give one of these coaster DIYs a go? Your sausage dog mugs will be sitting pretty for the rest of time if you do! We want to see your makes so snap a few photos of them and send them in to us here at Nadia Sparham.

Felt Ball Coasters


Here’s one that’s super-simple to get you started. If you’re not overly confident in your crafty abilities, starting small with some cork board and a few wool felt balls seems like a good idea.

Sharpies & Washi Tape


Go for ceramics instead with this fun tutorial from Yellow Dog Press, using Sharpie pens and Washi tape (decorative paper tape from Japan that you’ll definitely have come across if you’re a crafty soul). Make your own stencils to get perfect lettering on your coasters.

Glittery Coasters


This one’s a little messy so we’d recommend putting down some paper first. All you do is swipe on some glue and then sprinkle all the glitter in the world onto your coaster base. Thanks, Parties for Pennies, for the inspiration!

Comic Book Coasters

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Kapow! Bam! What a great idea – turning old and unused coasters into something that wouldn’t look out of place on Tony Stark’s coffee table. We love!

Crochet Coasters


OK, so you’ve given all of those a go – now it’s time to challenge yourself. If you don’t know how to crochet, now’s the time to learn. Just look how cute these little crocheted coasters are? Who wouldn’t want these sitting pretty underneath a warming cup of tea?

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Watch: Dog In Amazing Cat Rescue!

We know how much you all love dogs – our sales of sausage dog mugs are a true testament to this undeniable fact – but we think there’s room enough to love our beautiful furry friends just that little bit more, which is what is sure to happen after you watch this YouTube video currently doing the rounds of a cat being rescued by his puppy pal.

Not necessarily known for being the best of friends, this dog goes against all the stereotypes and rushes to this hapless feline’s rescue pretty quickly after he gets his head a bit stuck in a red plastic cup.

We can only imagine the relief the poor little kitty must have felt once his bonce was free at long last – major props to the pup for lending a paw in his time of need.

Hopefully he’ll receive a few doggy treats in the post – since the video was uploaded to YouTube a few days ago, it’s had 1,535,635 views… pretty darned impressive, wouldn’t you say?

Have you seen any other funny animal clips that have captured your imagination in recent weeks? We’d love to see them if you have – there’s no better way to cheer yourself up a bit than with a bit of YouTubing after all, and the internet is rife with brilliant cat and dog videos.

Let’s get some sharing going. Stick your favourite videos in the comments below – we can’t wait to see what you’ve all discovered down the back of the internet.