mardi gras beads coasters

Mardi Gras is nearly here, so time to shop at the dollar store for your Mardi Gras beads needs. And then get crafty! Over at Rust & Sunshine, Michelle created a quick and easy coaster project that uses Mardi Gras beads and shows them off to the greatest advantage. Use these coasters for your Fat Tuesday party, or for just a little bit of bling in your everyday bar decor. [how to make mardi gras beaded coasters]

If you want a different look, spray paint the beads first. If you spray them white, they will have a nice romantic cottage/Shabby Chic look.

Project Estimate:

  • Felt, on hand or about $.33 a sheet
  • Mardi gras beads, one strand per coaster, 8 for $1
  • Fabric glue, on hand

Total: $1 and up (or FREE if you already have a stash of beads)