Follow along on YouTube: https://youtu.be/X7w-nglirvg ITEMS NEEDED: 4 x Cake Boards / Placemat Bases 4 x Cork Coaster Bases Cotton Fabric Clear Vinyl Tablecloth Felt Hot glue gun & glue sticks
Further Info: Cake Boards / Bases: https://www.kmart.com.au/product/grey-and-natural-look-reversible-round-placemat-42438007/ https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/174184878041 Most $2 stores carry just placemat bases in sets of 4 or 6, as well as cake boards and this is the cheapest option to buy. Coaster Bases: https://www.ikea.com/au/en/p/avskild-coaster-cork-70281657
Again, Kmart and most $2 stores carry cork coaster bases in sets of 4 or 6, and this is the cheapest option to buy. Cotton fabric https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/284881509970
I used this gorgeous raven print fabric for my set, but you can choose any print you like. Make sure the fabric is a thin cotton as it helps take the shape of the circle well as you're gluing it down. Vinyl tablecloth https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/412ODkHxMEL._AC_UF894,1000_QL80_.jpg
These are available from $2 stores for between $3 - $7 for roughly 3 metres. Make sure you get the very thin variety as it stretches and helps take the shape of the circle well as you're stretching it and gluing it down. Felt https://www.kmart.com.au/product/10-pack-felt-stack-41960059/
Any basic craft sheets you can find will work, this is just to cover up the glue and edges on the back and make the reverse soft and not scratch your table.
Hot glue & sticks If you don't have a hot glue gun already, I've used both expensive and cheap glue guns and the one I use pretty much every day is just one of the black unbranded ones from the $2 shop. Expensive ones have exploded on me, so really it's a matter of finding what works for your needs. I'm only on my third $2 shop old faithful glue gun in the past 15 years with HEAVY use. FOLLOW ALONG WITH THE VIDEO HERE!
PROJECT NOTES: - Make sure you cut the clear vinyl larger than the cotton fabric, this helps collect both layers as you glue it down. - I didn't have a large enough felt sheet to cover the entire back, so I just two semi circles in different colours instead to make one large circle. - The hot glue heats up the vinyl quite a bit so be extra careful of your fingers as you're pressing the glue and fabric layers down. - If you wanted to do something a bit funkier, you can skip the vinyl layer and use something like faux fur or sequined fabric. These won't be food friendly or easily cleaned but they do look cool! I'd love to see your version if you make this project! Be sure to shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll post your creations on one of my future videos!