If you have never crafted before, DIY coasters are a great place to start! These 20+ ideas will allow you to try a variety of handmade techniques.
When I learned to knit at age 15, I started with a scarf. Coasters, to me, are the scarf of the crafting world – if you’re just getting started, this is perfect place to begin. They are easy, small . . . quick.
You can buy tiles from Home Depot and have them decoupaged in minutes, or you can glue pom poms to cork and be done with it. You can also practice many techniques: sewing, painting, weaving, crochet and more.
If you want some DIY coasters, look no further – I’ve put together a collection of over 20 ideas to get you started. You’ll be a crafting expert in no time. Just scroll down to see them!
Don’t throw away those colorful beads when the holiday is done – turn them into funky coasters!
All of these manly faces are hilarious, and you only need basic sewing skills to make.
If you have crochet “skillz,” this set works up quickly – and I love the ombre.
Kids and adults will both enjoy making these coaster sets – and you can get crazy with the bead colors or patterns.
The hardest part of making this coaster set is cutting the hexagons, which isn’t that hard at all.
Wrap and sew clothesline to make the coaster base – then paint cool designs on top.
I love the bold combination of pastel colors with metallic gold on these coasters.
These take just a few minutes to make, with a winter stencil, wood slices and acrylic paint.
Use Mod Podge to add tissue paper to tiles – and while you are at it, create a pretty ombre pattern.
See how they were made at Whimseybox
Don’t throw your magazines away – weave these bad boys while watching your favorite sitcom.
Gold Dot Burlap
You could make plain burlap coasters, but they are so much more fun with gold painted polka dots.
Inspired by winter, you can get the fancy edges on these coasters with pinking shears.
Get the step-by-step at Martha Stewart
Whip up these simple coasters in under an hour, using fabric scraps and a sewing machine.
Your favorite part may have been drinking the vino, but I challenge that making coasters from the corks is just as much fun.
You read that right – turns out little felt balls are great for absorbing heat. And they look good too!
Use comic books (or copies) to decoupage these coasters that make a great gift for a dude.
The base of these coasters is tiles from the hardware store – then just decoupage maps on top.
Find out how to do it at Modern Vintage
Shannon revamped this thrift store coaster set with glass paint and a CMYK theme.
Pick your favorite colors of felt to make these coasters reminiscent of the good ol’ beginning days of computing.
Craft stores are now selling the tiles alone, or you can get them on eBay. Either way, they make great coasters (try for a triple word score!).
It’s not just for decorating the walls! You can also use wallpaper on the back of glass coasters.
See how they were made at Martha Stewart