If you have never crafted before, DIY coasters are a great place to start! These 40 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. They make great homemade gifts too!
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 40 ideas to get you started. You’ll be a crafting expert in no time. Just scroll down to see them!
Coasters save your tables from sweaty cold and piping hot drinks. Why not make such a utilitarian item fun and unique with one of these 40 DIY coaster projects?
DIY Sharpie Coasters
Who can resist a project that involves alcohol and flames? Take white hexagon tiles and make them beautiful with this tutorial.
DIY Map Tile Coasters
One of the most fun and easy Mod Podge craft ideas is DIY tile coasters. These ceramic coasters are great for home décor, wedding favors, or a unique gift!
Scrabble Tile Coasters
Making Scrabble tile coasters is easy! You can do this project in just a few minutes – it makes a great gift idea or budget home décor.
Wine Cork Coasters
Learn how to make simple coasters using wine corks that are both heat and water resistant. Easy to make for decor or gifts.
These embroidered coasters are perfect for summer – they are themed with sweet fruit! Use cork and this easy tutorial to make them.
Dress up plain slate coasters with a white paint pen. Do it freehand, or use a chalk transfer to help you get the exact look you want!
Mod Podge Coasters with Photos
Use your favorite photos to make custom Mod Podge coasters, because DIY photo coasters make perfect gifts! These picture coasters are inexpensive and easy to make.
Plain white ceramic tiles, Mod Podge and the print of your choice are used to make these coasters. I love the constellation theme of the print used in this project.
Painted Coasters from a Goodwill Find
Use your favorite craft paint to make these painted coasters! I got them at the Goodwill and gave them a makeover. So easy anyone can do it!
DIY Comic Book Coasters
If you are looking for unique crafts for the nerds in your life, these DIY comic book coasters are perfect. Use materials right from the hardware store!
Hudson Bay Blanket Coasters
Inspired by the striped Hudson Bay blankets, these birch coasters are easy to make with acrylic paint.
Wood Slice Coasters
If you love winter themed crafts, these painted wood slice coasters are for you. They only take minutes to make and are perfect for gifts!
DIY Geometric Coasters
Felt hexagons and squares come together easily with felt glue to make these DIY coasters.
Macho Man Coaster
Use up some fabric scraps to make a set of bearded and mustachioed men coasters. Just use the free templates provided in the tutorial!
Ombre Crocheted Coasters
Learn how to make a set of coasters in rainbow shades, or an ombre set like the ones shown here.
Vintage Floral Hama Bead Coasters
Get our your supply of Hama (or Perler) beads—you are about to make some retro fabric inspired coasters! This tutorial comes complete with free downloadable patterns.
Recycled Magazine Coasters
Recycle some magazine pages with these fun woven coasters. This is a really simple paper folding project.
Gold Dot Burlap Coasters
This gold dot fabric makes some super cute coasters! They'll really dress up your coffee table.
Quilted Circle Coasters
Love quilts but don't want to take on making a whole blanket? These coasters are a fun way to get started!
Woven Mug Rug Coasters
Every mug needs a rug, don't you think? Make this in just one piece (for your work desk) or make an entire set! Great for little plants too, as you can see.
DIY Wool Felt Ball Coasters
Kids will find making these wool felt coasters really easy. Great project to work on together!
No-Sew Fabric Coasters
Learn how to make simple, no sew, DIY fabric coasters with a vintage scarf and decoupage medium. These are so easy and make a great gift!
Scraps of materials can make a cool effect on the surface of these decoupage lace coasters. Learn how to make them in a few easy steps.
Floppy disk coasters
Felt and cork coasters are the basis for these DIY coasters. What a fun reminder of old school file saving!
There are a million ways you can transform plain tiles with Mod Podge – these confetti coasters are one of those easy and cute ideas!
Hexagon Macrame Mug Coasters
The tutorial for these macrame coasters is easy to follow with step-by-step instructions and photos plus a video to help you out.
DIY Resin And Wood Coasters
These coasters and really unique, aren't they? If you haven't worked with resin before, this DIY coaster idea is a great starter project.
Green Geode Resin Coasters
Geodes are very popular. Using Mod Podge Resin, acrylic paint and glitter, these coasters make some beautiful faux geodes!
Western Photo Transfer Coasters
Easily transfer an image to a wooden round using the Mod Podge Photo Transfer Tool. This image would go well with a western or desert-theme decor, but you can really use any image you like!
You can get really creative with fabric design combinations and when you make these DIY coasters. This is a great beginner sewing machine project.
Marbled Clay & Gold Trim Coasters
This colorful coaster project has endless possibilities! They come out completely unique each time, and you're going to love giving these as gifts.
Mason Jar Lid Coasters
Do you have a Cricut? These coasters are super easy using your Cricut and heat transfer vinyl.
DIY Glass Coasters
These coasters are actually made from glass candle plates. With a bit of freehand doodling, you can make very unique coasters.
Agate Stone Coasters
This has to be one of the easiest coaster projects on the list, and they are beautiful!
Nail Varnish Marbled Coasters
The marbleizing process used for these coasters works well on numerous projects. Great way to use up leftover nail polish!
No-Sew Yarn Coasters
These coasters would be a great project for your tween. The process reminds me of those friendship bracelets you make in summer camp—but easier!
DIY Jute Coasters
These coasters use a similar process to the yarn coasters above. Super easy to make with jute cord.
DIY Rustic Wood Coasters
I love the shabby-chic look of these coasters. These are designed for the holidays, but any words can be used.
DIY Wood Burned Coasters
Technically, these are cork burned coasters, but you will use a wood burning tool to create them. Cork is better for absorbing moisture, so the combination is perfect!
These cute DIY coasters are made from terra cotta saucers. Just paint, cut out maps of your favorite locations adhere and enjoy!
These farmhouse inspired coasters resemble shiplap and have free printables of the sayings shown.
If you enjoyed learning how to make coasters, I’d love for you to take a peek at these other ideas:
Friday 29th of October 2021
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Monday 19th of May 2014
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Monday 19th of May 2014
It should be fixed - thank you!
Wednesday 7th of May 2014
What am i missing? i don't see a way to look at the slide show. i only see the link for the mardi gras beads.
Wednesday 7th of May 2014
Hi Jane! There should be little blue arrows to scroll through. What device are you on?
Cher @ Designs by Studio C
Wednesday 7th of May 2014
Lots of great ideas, Amy!