DIY Coasters


This is such an easy and inexpensive project- DIY Coasters!

You can make these coasters any theme you like! I made these for my husband…so I went with a fish theme….but you can totally customize these coasters (holiday, hobby, decor theme…).


What You Need

Unfinished Wood Circles (Pack of 4 was $2.99)
1-2 Sheets of Scrapbook Paper (I paid $.50 per sheet)
1-2 Sheets of Felt (I paid $.25 per sheet)
Mod Podge (Matte or Glossy. You can purchase at Craft Store or Amazon)
Acrylic Paint
Paint Brushes



1) Paint the coasters. I used Acrylic Paint. (Usually priced $1-$2 per bottle). Allow paint to dry. I did 2 coats.

2) To Make the felt backing, trace the coaster onto a piece of felt and cut on the inside of the line. I made all 4 coasters using just one piece of felt.

3) Apply Mod Podge to the wood.

4) Place the felt and press. Allow to dry.


Now you are ready to flip the coasters over and do the front side. I was able to make all 4 coasters using one sheet of scrapbook paper.

1) Trace your coaster onto a piece of scrapbook paper and cut. If your coaster has edges, you will want to press the paper into the wood to make an impression. You will want to cut along the new lines.

2) Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the top of the coaster.

3) Place the paper and press.

4) Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the top and around the edges. I applied 2 coats. You will want to allow the Mod Podge to dry between coats.


It looks as if I am globbing the Mod Podge onto the coaster…but I did spread that out. You can see the thin coat above.

I find that the Mod Podge does a great job at sealing, but if you want to make the coasters even more waterproof you could always use a sealant.


Vóila (Wah-la)- you have a super cool set of coasters. Makes a great gift too!

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  1. says

    This is a great project! I am so in need of new coasters…will have to give this a try. Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We’d love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN! 🙂

    Life With Lorelai

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