Make these Easy Fruit Coasters for a Fun Summer Craft!

I had this brilliant idea to make fruit coasters from felt and they came together so fast and they look so cute, I was squirming in my seat to share them!

summer craft felt coasters on green paper background and a small glass with orange juice
I made these fun sliced fruit coasters from felt for a quick hostess gift idea for a patio.

Felt Fruit Coasters

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I am so excited to be headed into the summer (ok, spring, but we’re working ahead of the season, because, frankly, they move fast around the Pacific North West). The backyard get-togethers and pool parties are juuuuust about to start.

Because of that, I’ve been thinking about all the fun hostess gifts I can make and felt so inspired by this idea for felt fruit coasters. I had to make it and share it with you.

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Easy and fast, the whole set of coasters comes together in less than 15 minutes. It takes less than the time it takes to get my child’s socks and shoes on in the morning! If you’re ready to make a little felt coaster set of fruit, let’s get started.

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If you need to gather some supplies, share this to a crafty group on Facebook or save it to a summer pin board. It will make it easy to find when you’re ready to whip up your own set.

overhead view of watermelon coaster, lemon coaster and orange coaster with text which reads summer fruit slice coasters

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Tips to Make Sliced Fruit Coasters

  • First, click here to get the free fruit coaster pattern so you can make this set of sliced fruit coasters.
  • Before you cut anything, a word of warning: even though there are really fun cotton patterns at the craft store, skip them. Use felt to make your sliced fruit coasters – that way you don’t have to hem anything and they will soak up the condensation.
  • I made a watermelon, orange and lemon coaster set (2 each), but there are so many other fruits you could do. Make a lime, a coconut, an apple or even an exotic dragonfruit!
  • Psst: if you don’t want to sew, don’t sew. Sewing is not a requirement for this project by any means. Pick up some fabric glue, like this one I use all the time, and use that instead of the stitches. Do not let the idea of sewing stop you from making your own fun fruit coasters.
how to make coasters from felt that look like sliced fruit

How Do I Make Fruit Coasters from Felt?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. As a reminder, if you want to glue, be sure to use a fabric or felt glue for your coasters.

Yield: 3 Adorable Fruit Coasters

Fruit Coasters

how to make coasters from felt that look like sliced fruit

These fruit coasters are the easiest summer craft idea. And they're just straight-up adorable. I am planning to give mine as fish extender gifts, but these sliced fruit coasters also perfect for my own coffee table!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • Felt fabric in pink, black, white, green, yellow and orange

Tools

  • Pencil or fabric pen
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread or fabric glue

Instructions

  1. Make the watermelon coaster first. Cut out the pieces from the template and trace them onto the corresponding colors of felt: big circle-green, medium circle-white, small circle-pink) and teardrop shapes-black. Cut out the traced pieces.
  2. On top of the pink circle cut-out, arrange the black teardrop cutouts (the seeds of the watermelon) around the center.  With black thread, stitch the seed cutouts to the pink circle cut-out. Tie off on the back side.
  3. Place the pink circle with the seeds on top of the white cut-out. Stitch around the edge of the pink circle to attach it to the white circle cut-out. Tie off on the back side.
  4. Place the white circle with the pink one attached on top of the big green circle. Stitch around the edge of the white circle to attach it to the green circle. Once the stitching is done, draw the needle to the back side and pull it between the white and green circle or the white and pink to tie-off.
  5. Repeat with the other fruit slices, layering them and sewing them on, then enjoy! photo collage of how to make fruit coasters

Notes

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photo collage of coasters that look like fruit slices with text which reads sliced fruit coasters

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