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Vintage Grain Sack Coasters from a Drop Cloth

Faux Grain Sack Coasters

 Today I kick off our “Christmas Tidings” series along with Ann, Debbie, and Jane. This week we are bringing you projects made from vintage grain sacks or burlap, and a giveaway.  These will all be things you can make and give aways as Christmas presents, hostess gifts, teacher gifts, or keep them for yourself. 


Faux Grain Sack Coaster Tutorial

What you will need: Drop cloth, paint color of your choice, textile medium, paint brush or roller, painters tape, light weight batting, pins, scissors or cutting wheel, and a sewing machine.


I had all the materials on hand from other projects so this cost me nothing to put together.


I made 6 coasters so what you need for that is: 12 squares cut from pre-washed drop cloth 5″X5″, 6 squares of batting 5″X5″. I then mixed up my paint color and medium according to the directions on the bottle, and set that aside while I applied the painters tape to the squares to make the grain sack pattern (there is no wrong way to do this, just pick any pattern you choose, grain sacks are all different). Stipple on the paint mixture, leaving some areas bare of paint (you wan’t it to resemble a vintage grain sack). Let dry and heat set according to the directions on the back of the medium.


Assemble: drop cloth, batting, grain sack with right side facing up. Stitch around the edge with just enough seam to catch the batting to secure it in place. Wash them, following the directions on the back of the medium, and watch the edges fray giving them that vintage aged look.


Grain Sack Coasters

Tie a ribbon around the coasters and give as a gift. I am also including a FREE gift tag printable in a reverse grain sack effect. 



How to Make Faux Grain Sack Coasters


 Gift Tag Printable

Christmas Gift Tag Printable

Just click on the Gift Tag Ornaments and you will be taken to a page to download and print.



Grain Sack Gift Tags




Burlap and Grain Sack Projects

Drop by the other bloggers on the list to see what projects they have come up with. 1. Debbiedoo’s 2. Cottage At The Crossroads 3. On Sutton Place 4. Creative Cain Cabin






Now on to the giveaway. Our generous sponsor of our giveaway is Holly who makes and sells handmade wooden signs with decorative vinyl lettering on her website Well of Words. She has donated two of her beautiful holiday signs to give to two lucky winners. One of them is this handmade Believe sign which would brighten up any wall or table display for the holidays! This 6 x 13 inch sign is hand painted a cheery Christmas red with white vinyl lettering and flecks of snow! And this All Hearts Come Home for Christmas is also handmade and painted off white with red and green vinyl lettering. This beauty would definitely add a bit of Christmas country charm to any home. (The giveaway is limited to residents of the continental US.

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  1. I, of course, love these. There is nothing better than a free project! Your directions and pics are amazing.

    1. Ann thanks, nothing compares to a real grain sack but these faux’s work great for coasters.

  2. Love this project Dawn! My sister-in-law and I were just discussing how much we needed a sewing machine. Maybe Santa will bring us one and then I can create some of these! I downloaded and printed the gift tags, too!

    1. Jane, you are quite organized already getting your gift tags around. I have 3 machines and a serger, I love them. I bet you were a good girl this year and Santa may have on in his bag for you.

    1. Thank you Martina, I like them so much I think I will keep them for myself.

  3. Hi Dawn,
    These are just great. I think even I could sew these. Thanks for the tutorial. Happy Thanksgiving.

    1. Kris, I bet you could even use that fabric glue and it would work.

  4. Pretty and neat for winter or summer (July 4th) look easy to do too!

    1. Rondell, I agree they can be used year round:)

    1. Linda thank you so much for stopping by I hope you enjoy all the other projects.

  5. Hi Dawn! Oh, these are so cute! How in the world do you think these things up? You’re the most creative one!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

    1. Shelia, nothing holds a candle to your Tilda doll making skills:)

    1. Thanks Kris it was a fun project that I hate to give away so I may just hang on to them for myself.

    1. Thank you Denise they were easy and fun to do.

  6. I happen to have a dining room table with some finally finished dining room chairs, that could use a set of those coasters that might just happen to match the design I put on the chairs themselves. But no one has seen that yet, so it’s our secret.

    1. That sounds lovely:) Can’t wait to see the them and maybe some matching coasters!!

  7. Dawn, these are a cute cute cute way to kick off the Christmas season. So easy and so much needed over the holidays! These would also make the best hostess gifts! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

    1. Yvonne, thanks for stopping by I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving too.

  8. So Stinking cute Dawn! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! XO

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