#EdenDIY - Christmas Coasters DIY with AirenWolf

Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Do It Yourself Candle Coasters!



This very cute and super easy to make set of coasters can make a very fun and festive gift or decoration for your Holiday table.

Join me on December 18, 2012 at 3 pm EST right here and I'll show you step by step how to make this incredibly cute set. Crafters might even have these colors in their yarn bag!

The materials are simple:
* 1 sheet of 7 mesh plastic canvas
* scissors
* yarn needle
* scarlet yarn- 33 yards (approximately 1 skein)
* brisk green yarn- 12 yards
* dark red yarn- 6 yards
* wine colored yarn- 5 yards
* yellow yarn- 2 yards
* black yarn- 1/2 yard


The stitches are easy and this works up really fast!

I can't wait to see everyone there!
12/12/2012
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Ansley Ansley
I so can't wait for this! I remember making toilet paper holders and tissue box covers and this was so easy to do!
12/12/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
These are just as easy...the only real difficult part is cutting the canvas.
12/12/2012
BrittaniMaree BrittaniMaree
Thank you sweetie you are so awesome this is a great little thing to do with my 2 young boys. Merry Christmas sweetie.
12/12/2012
XxFallenAngelxX XxFallenAngelxX
I hope that I can find all of these supplies.
12/12/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
Oh yay! I hope I'm able to make it!!
12/13/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
Oooh, I see where you are going with this. How fun!
12/13/2012
Aishiteru Aishiteru
Sounds fun.
12/13/2012
closed account closed account
just a heads up, i got an email reminder and it said 12 am. i am assuming it's still on for 3pm though.

i'm so not crafty so i will not be attending, but i think this is awesome for those who are, i have passed the word along. thank you Airen!
12/17/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by closed account
just a heads up, i got an email reminder and it said 12 am. i am assuming it's still on for 3pm though.

i'm so not crafty so i will not be attending, but i think this is awesome for those who are, i have passed the word along. thank you Airen!
I think Stormy would cut someone if we scheduled an event that late at night. It's still on for 3 pm tomorrow. See ya there!

Just a teaser we're gonna do some EF trivia....
12/17/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Airen Wolf
I think Stormy would cut someone if we scheduled an event that late at night. It's still on for 3 pm tomorrow. See ya there!

Just a teaser we're gonna do some EF trivia....
Hahaha midnight? Yeah...I'd be a zombie.

I'm looking forward to it, the finished product is just darling!!!
12/18/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
Checking in! And, I happen to have all of these items on hand. Crafty makes me happy.
12/18/2012
Sexy manga Sexy manga
looks like fun
12/18/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
OOOOOH 15 minutes and counting....I am so happy with how these turned out. They are soooo cute!
12/18/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
I made snowflake tortillas for the kids' snack today. That was fun.
12/18/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by SneakersAndPearls
I made snowflake tortillas for the kids' snack today. That was fun.
How on earth...?
12/18/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
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Originally posted by Ansley
How on earth...?
You have no faith in me, do ya?
link
12/18/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf

Welcome to the 3pm edition of the DIY Club!

How is everyone doing? Are those coasters darling or what?
The pattern comes from a pattern book I bought a few years ago. The book is called Make It Quick Plastic Canvascopyright 2001 and it’s from The Needlecraft Shop. The designer of this particular pattern is Terry A. Ricioli.

I have modified the pattern slightly and explained the whole thing a bit better. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask!
12/18/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by SneakersAndPearls
You have no faith in me, do ya?
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Wow those are really cool!
12/18/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf

Welcome to the 3pm edition of the DIY Club!

How is everyone doing? Are those coasters darling or what?
The pattern comes from a pattern book I bought a few years ago. The book is called Make It Quick Plastic Canvascopyright 2001 and it’s from The Needlecraft Shop. The designer of this particular pattern is Terry A. Ricioli.

I have modified the pattern slightly and explained the whole thing a bit better. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask!
12/18/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Airen Wolf

Welcome to the 3pm edition of the DIY Club!

How is everyone doing? Are those coasters darling or what?
The pattern comes from a pattern book I bought a few years ago. The book is called Make It Quick Plastic Canvascopyright 2001 and ... More
So darling!!!!
12/18/2012
XxFallenAngelxX XxFallenAngelxX
Hello everyone!
12/18/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by XxFallenAngelxX
Hello everyone!
Hey there! Welcome welcome
12/18/2012
XxFallenAngelxX XxFallenAngelxX
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Originally posted by Airen Wolf
Hey there! Welcome welcome
You are very creative, my dear! They look wonderful!
12/18/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
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Originally posted by Ansley
Wow those are really cool!
(and tasty)
12/18/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Rather than just simply copy and paste the pattern page I decided to give you the pertinent diagrams and then break everything down step by step.
This piece is rated for the average crafter and it really has only one truly tricky part. It can be worked up in a weekend and makes a lovely decoration for your home or gift for someone special.

The pattern calls for:
*1 sheet of 7 mesh plastic canvas- You can find this plastic canvas at any hobby or craft store (in a pinch WalMart sells it as well). The canvas will have a sticker on it that mentions the count of the mesh in bold letters.

*1 plastic canvas or large eye darning needle- I prefer a large eye darning needle because it has a sharper tip and is made of solid metal. Most plastic canvas needles are made of plastic and bend easily.

*1 pair of sharp scissors or an exacto craft knife- I actually recommend the exacto craft knife which looks almost identical to a box knife. This type of knife allows you to actually carve the shapes you want from the plastic canvas. These knives are very dangerous since they are basically a straight razor edge and I ended up getting rid of mine when my daughters were young. I used a pair of sewing scissors to cut the pieces for this pattern and it worked just fine.

*6 colors of yarn in varying lengths- You can use plastic canvas yarn that is specifically made to be softer and fill in the plastic completely. This yarn is only sold in hobby or craft stores and can be quite expensive. I use regular old worsted sports weight yarn and it looks just as nice.

12/18/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by Airen Wolf
Rather than just simply copy and paste the pattern page I decided to give you the pertinent diagrams and then break everything down step by step.
This piece is rated for the average crafter and it really has only one truly tricky part. It can be ... More
This is just a more detailed description of what is needed for the piece.
12/18/2012
XxFallenAngelxX XxFallenAngelxX
I can't wait to grab everything I don't have and make some of these! I'd like to give them as a gift to someone.
12/18/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by XxFallenAngelxX
I can't wait to grab everything I don't have and make some of these! I'd like to give them as a gift to someone.
They make a lovely gift, I think. Much more personal than something store bought!
12/18/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
This pattern uses a running back stitch to outline and a continental stitch to fill the pieces. I’ll explain more fully later how to do these stitches.
The pattern doesn't specify if the scarlet yarn should be used to completely cover the pieces before working the holly and berries. I tried the pattern both ways and felt that covering the pieces first makes the holly just pop. The pattern also doesn't specify whether you should outline the holly but, again, I decided that it looked better outlined in the green. You are free to decide what works for you which is the benefit of hand crafts. You can change it up as you see fit and make a truly unique item for your home.
I left some of the mistakes I made in the pattern to illustrate this…but we’ll get to that in a bit.

When working the pattern cut each color yarn about the length of your forearm to the elbow. This will allow ample yarn for the work and cause it to knot and twist less. Sports weight yarn can ravel easily and break so work with short lengths.

The continental stitch is a filler stitch that is short and tight. It is basically a half cross stitch. You start each piece in the lower left hand corner. Draw up you’re your yarn and cross the yarn into the hole diagonal from the hole you brought they yarn up and through. If you fold the tail of the string under the canvas along the base line of holes you can stitch over it easily and avoid having to knot your yarn.
Continue the continental stitch to the end of the row. Draw the yarn up through the first hole one row higher and continue the stitch across this row. The stitches should be even and facing the same direction.
12/18/2012
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