So, I made some coasters. I realized i needed some when i saw rings in the wood of my nightstands. All the humidity in the air makes the cups sweat, which makes a circle in my wood... Hence the reason i needed some coasters. I'm too cheap to buy any. So... this is what i did...
I had a few old tiles from Lowes. They were about 10 cents a piece. I hot glued some felt circles on the back. I had some left over from when we got hardwood floors and I had to put it on all our furniture...if you don't have these, you could always make your own felt pads with some material scraps.
I used some material scraps and traced the tile.
Then I mod podged the tile. Laid the material down, waited for it to dry a little then mod podged over the top. I actually did several coats on the top.
They turned out really well. They work great. and it didn't cost me hardly anything to do. you could take it a step further and make your coasters match your bed covers or curtains... but, like i said ... i'm too cheap and just used whatever scraps i had. I'm sure you could also do some embellishments too, but i'm going with the simple, user friendly coasters. besides. i have to talk the boys in my house into using them. do you think i'd be able to do that if the coasters were covered in bows and flowers??? LOL