dil·i·gence:careful and persistent work or effort

Proverbs 13: 4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

DIY fridge coasters

Go ahead and file this one under "The Jury's Still Out", because I'm not sure it'll end up being functional.  But, it was a 5 minute project (it will take me longer to write this short post) and it's certainly fun even if it proves to not be functional.  I made some DIY fridge coasters.
Have you guys seen them?  They're liners for high traffic areas of your fridge.  I've thought they look cool and seemed pretty functional.  If an area of your fridge gets nasty, you just pull out the fridge coaster and give it a good wipe down.  So much easier than manhandling that huge veggie crisper into the kitchen sink, no?  But, the price tag kept me from taking the plunge.  Until I figured out how to craft some myself.  *insert evil grin*

I whipped out a couple plastic place mats, originally from Target, a tape measure, straight edge and scissors.  After some measuring, line drawing and cutting, I have liners for both of my crispers and the milk shelf in the door.
Oh, and sorta related:  do you see all of that lovely produce?  It's from my weekly Friends & Farms food basket.  I should tell you all about it some other time.



*linking to Eliz & Co.
Shabby Creek Cottage 


  1. They seem functional to me and totally cute! Washing out the drawers of the fridge is a big job. This seems way easier. I'd never heard of fridge coasters before - clever!

  2. LOVE this idea! Easier to clean, plus a really great pop of surprise color in the fridge! Gonna keep my eyes open for some cute, cheap placemats.

  3. Oh- I haven't seen them but I love them. I usually line my drawers with paper towels. This makes lot of sense- xo Diana

  4. I saw those before and never thought of doing it myself. Great idea and at least, if doesn't work out, you didn't end up spending a lot of cash for it! Thanks for sharing this and thanks for visiting my blog!

  5. Omg I am all over this project thanks for the share !! Love the pattern of yours!