Coasters are a good item to have in areas where you entertain guests as well as for regular use by your own household. They can save your furniture from water spots, or just keep that little mess off of surfaces that are not damageable. This saves you a little bit of work, especially with coaster that can be tossed into the wash when they need to be cleaned.
These tea cup coasters are so pretty and they look like they are easy to make. Here is the tutorial from Stephanie at The Enchanting Rose:
These would be quite versatile. You can make them “your own” by using fabric and trims that fit your décor and style. Wouldn’t they be cute in red with white polka dots and a bit of white rick-rack? I leave you to your imagination. :-)
Note: If you drink a lot of tea in your house, you may want to use a dark color that will camouflage tea stains. Tea can be hard to get out of fabric. In fact, tea can be used as a fabric dye.