Potpourri-Filled Dreidel Coaster
These potpourri pot coasters will fill your friends' kitchens with a lovely lemon scent each time they brew a pot of tea.
Time frame: One to two hours
Level: Moderately easy
What you need:
- Paper for template
- Masking tape
- Two sheets of felt (I used light and dark brown, but blue and white would also be nice.)
- Black permanent marker
- Glue gun or sewing machine
- Rickrack or trim
- Small bag of lemon sachet
- Make a dreidel pattern from paper. Using a ruler, draw a six x eight-inch rectangle on the paper. Fold the rectangle in half and cut off the bottom two corners to form the point of the dreidel. Cut out a two x one-inch tab for the top of the dreidel, and tape it onto the top of the rectangle. Now you're ready to trace your pattern onto the felt.
- Place the pattern over the two pieces of felt and trace it with a marker. Cut the dreidel out of the felt. You should have two different-colored pieces of felt in the shape of a dreidel.
- Using a glue gun or sewing machine, glue or sew all the ends together leaving a two-inch opening to add the sachet. Allow the glue to dry.
- Decorate your dreidel by gluing or sewing rickrack or trim onto the outline as shown. Draw a Hebrew letter on the front with a permanent magic marker.
- Pour the lemon sachet into the open end of the dreidel. (Make a paper cone or use a funnel for easy pouring.) Glue or sew the opening shut. Allow the glue to dry.
The heat from a hot pot or kettle will make the lemon aroma fill the kitchen.
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