With over 35 DIY Drink Coasters to choose from, you can make quick and easy homemade gifts perfect for anyone, at any time of the year!
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With Christmas right around the corner, you may be looking for a simple homemade gift for that special someone and DIY coasters are a perfect choice. However, some of these coaster projects are so cute, I want to keep them for my home. If you want to take your coaster gift up a notch, you could always add these etched glass whiskey glasses to it.
What can I use to make coasters?
What is great about this compilation of modern coasters is that they make cute gifts for any time of the year because let’s face it, watermarks are never in style. With a variety of styles and materials used, there is a coaster for almost anyone. I have broken these easy tutorials into 12 categories for ease of navigation.
- Easy Homemade Coasters Using Yarn
- Homemade Coasters with Resin
- DIY Cork Board Coasters
- Cricut Personalized Coasters
- Buffalo Check Homemade Coasters
- Easy No-Sew Fabric Coasters
- DIY Burlap Coasters
- Felt Inspired DIY Coasters
- Kid-Friendly Fun Coaster Crafts
- Easy Tile Coasters
- Inexpensive DIY Agate Coasters
- DIY Wooden Coasters
Easy Homemade Coasters Using Yarn
Easy Crochet Coasters for Beginners – I am partial to these coastal colors, considering I was married by the ocean and my bridesmaids’ dresses were teal. Also, I enjoy crocheting. These crochet coasters are cute and super easy to put together.
Hand Knit Chunky Coasters – If you enjoy knitting, these coasters make a great project.
Homemade Coasters with Resin
Watercolor Ink Coasters with Resin – I haven’t actually used resin in any of my crafts, but these watercolor ink coasters are gorgeous. I am going to have to try them.
Photo Coasters with Resin – A great way to turn your photos into gifts.
Steampunk Mosaic Coasters with Resin – A unique and pretty coaster gift.
DIY Cork Board Coasters
Vintage Zinc Mason Jar Lid Coaster – I love the use of these vintage lids.
Blue and White Gingham Coasters – These coasters would make a great gift for the country style lover in your life.
Cricut Personalized Coasters
I love my Cricut, so any Cricut inspired DIY project always catches my eye. I love creating art for my kids, gifts for their teachers, and any other fun projects around the house, such as this cool Halloween candy bowl. If you are also a Cricut user and have a fun DIY coaster, send it my way. I would love to see it!
Cricut Infusible Ink Coasters – I have been dying to try Cricut’s new infusible ink and coasters seem like a great place to start.
Cricut Personalized Cork Coasters – I love the simplicity of this project and the ease of personalization. They make great gifts for really anyone.
Buffalo Check Homemade Coasters
Easy Homemade Buffalo Plaid Flannel Coasters – I love me some stylish buffalo plaid flannel coasters.
Buffalo Check Tile Coasters – The buffalo check print is very in right now and I love seeing it being used in all sorts of projects and decor.
Easy No Sew Fabric Coasters
Quick and Easy No Sew Flannel Fabric Coasters – Robin made these really cute no-sew coasters. While we do enjoy sewing occasionally, we love working on no-sew projects.
Easy DIY Christmas Coasters – These no-sew fabric coasters are so easy, your kids can help you with them.
DIY Burlap Coasters
Burlap Coasters – These coasters utilize burlap ribbon, which I love because it is so versatile.
Painted Burlap Coasters – You can paint any design you want on these.
Felt Inspired DIY Coasters
Felt Christmas Ornament Coasters – Adorable holiday felt coasters.
Coaster Made From Twine and Felt – The use of twine is cute and simple.
Felt Superhero Coasters – They make a great gift for the superhero lover in your life.
Fun Kid-Friendly Coaster Crafts
Apple Gem Craft – This is a cute way to utilize glass gems.
Dollar Store Glass Gem Coasters – Who doesn’t love a great Dollar Store craft?!
Apple Print Coasters – This is a fun craft to do with younger kids and it makes a nice teacher gift.
DIY Popsicle Coasters Made Two Ways – The two ways consist of wood burning and paint. The paint version is kid friendly, but both are unique ways to create popsicle coasters.
Popsicle Stick Craft: Coasters – The popsicle stick crafts are a lot of fun to do with your kids.
Homemade Scrabble Tile Coasters – These Scrabble tile coasters would make a great gift for the board game lover in your life or fun to use at your next family game night.
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Easy Tile Coasters
Making tile coaster crafts are a lot of fun and can be done with your kids. Here are 6 pretty and easy tile coasters tutorials. To start with you just need tile coasters. Then choose how you want to decorate them. From using scrapbook paper or peel and stick wall decor to breaking them into pieces to artfully put back together, the possibilities are endless. They make simple, inexpensive crafts.
Easy DIY Farmhouse Style Drink Coasters Made from Tiles – You won’t believe these coasters are homemade or that they’re made from inexpensive tiles you can pick up from any hardware store!
Decoupage Tile Coasters – An excellent use of scrapbook paper to make a personalized gift.
Easy to Make Tile Coasters from 12″ Tiles – What an interesting use of the little tiles from a hardware store.
Red and White Striped Tile Coasters – Makes a cute Christmas gift.
Kintsugi Easy Tile Coasters – Very creative and unique way to make coasters. A must try!
Fun and Easy Tile Coasters – A fun way to use peel and stick wall stickers, that you can do as a “girls’ night in” craft.
Inexpensive DIY Agate Coasters
I find these agate coasters the most beautiful coasters. Anthropologie sells them for around $100 for a set of 4. Since I won’t ever be buying those, then these DIY options make the perfect choice for me. The colors are gorgeous, especially with the gold edge!
Handmade Wooden Coasters
I like the pretty, rustic look of wooden coasters. Actually, I use natural unfinished wood slices for all sorts of projects and they are perfect for coasters.
Cedar Coasters Made from Solid Cedar – A simple handmade craft.
Painted Patriotic Coasters – These are fun for a 4th of July party.
Easy Image Transfer: Bird Coasters – You could add whatever image you want to these coasters.
How to Dye and Stencil Wooden Coasters – The dye and stencil on these coasters gives them a very unique look.
Watercolor Wooden Coasters – An inexpensive and gorgeous craft.
Homemade Wooden Coasters – Easy to make modern coasters.
Moose Pine Coasters – Perfect for your nature-loving friend.
Is Mod Podge Waterproof for DIY Coasters?
Many of these fabulous coaster tutorials involve the use of Mod Podge. Now, since these are coasters, then they most likely will be getting some water on them. Therefore, it is important to note that Mod Podge is not fully waterproof or heat resistance.
There are a couple of products I recommend to help seal your coasters better. First, you can use the Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge or Mod Podge for Outdoors products. Both hold up better than your basic Mod Podge. Then, I would use an acrylic sealer for extra water and heat protection. If you are new to using Mod Podge, here is a great blog with lots of tips, tutorials, and general information regarding Mod Podge specifically.
What is the standard size for a coaster?
With this big variety of coaster projects, you may be wondering what is a good standard size to make your coaster. The standard size of a coaster is between 3.5″ to 4″. I see a lot of coasters as 4″ x 4″ squares and those work excellent for your drinks. However, round coasters are also popular and they are measured by their diameter. Again, a 3.5″ to 4″ measurement works for their diameters. Stick to this rule of thumb and you will be making fabulous drink coasters in no time.
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