How To Make Your Own DIY Coasters with Video

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Do you want to make your own DIY coasters? I like to make gifts for all occasions and these can be useful items many people need. I have come up with 3 different sets that are easy to make.

 Do you want to make your own DIY coasters?  I like to make gifts for all occasions and these can be useful items many people need. I have come up with 3 different sets that are easy to make.
Wood Burning - I created a design I wanted to transfer onto my wood coaster. Tip - make sure to print the design backwards so it will transfer the correct way and make sure to use a laser printer for this transfer technique.

DIY Coasters with a wood burning tool

I created a design I wanted to transfer onto my wood coaster.

Tip – make sure to print the design backwards so it will transfer the correct way and make sure to use a laser printer for this transfer technique.

I used my Plaid Wood Burning Tool set and a package of 4 wooden coasters from Plaid. I put on the wood transfer tip on my wood burning tool and heated it up. I placed the transfer right side down on the coaster and began ironing the back side of the transfer. This will transfer the ink from the paper onto the wood coaster.

I used my Plaid Wood Burning Tool set and a package of 4 wooden coasters from Plaid. I put on the wood transfer tip on my wood burning tool and heated it up.

I placed the transfer right side down on the coaster and began ironing the back side of the transfer. This will transfer the ink from the paper onto the wood coaster.

When my wood burning tool was cool enough, I changed the tips and re-heated it. I traced the transfer design with the tool.

When my wood burning tool was cool enough, I changed the tips and re-heated it. I traced the transfer design with the tool.

I loved how these turned out.

I loved how these turned out.

Photo Coasters - I painted on a layer of dishwasher safe Mod Podge onto my Plaid wooden coasters. This also works with tile.

Mod Podge on some photos

I painted on a layer of dishwasher safe Mod Podge onto my Plaid wooden coasters. This also works with tile.

I cut a photo to the size of the coaster and laid it onto the Mod Podge coated coaster. I then painted a top coat layer of Mod Podge over the photo to protect it. I followed the Mod Podge directions and completed the recommended amount of layers to seal the piece.

I cut a photo to the size of the coaster and laid it onto the Mod Podge coated coaster. I then painted a top coat layer of Mod Podge over the photo to protect it.

I followed the Mod Podge directions and completed the recommended amount of layers to seal the piece.

I love the bright vivid pictures, and look forward to using these.

I love the bright vivid pictures, and look forward to using these.

Chalkboard Coasters - I painted Folk Art Chalkboard paint onto my Plaid Wooden Coasters and let that dry completely.

Use Chalkboard Paint

I painted Folk Art Chalkboard paint onto my Plaid Wooden Coasters and let that dry completely.

I seasoned the chalkboard paint by rubbing chalk all over it, then erasing it. This will help the words and designs not stick to the coaster and be able to erase well. Once the chalkboard paint was seasoned, you can write messages, draw designs, or write names on the coasters. Love that they're interchangeable.

I seasoned the chalkboard paint by rubbing chalk all over it, then erasing it. This will help the words and designs not stick to the coaster and be able to erase well.

Once the chalkboard paint was seasoned, you can write messages, draw designs, or write names on the coasters. Love that they’re interchangeable.

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How To Make Your Own Coasters

Make beautiful DIY coasters using this simple DIY tutorial. They make great gifts too!
Course How To
Keyword diy coasters, how to make coasters
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 Coaster
Author Chas
Cost $5-10

Equipment

  • Wood Burning Tool

Ingredients

  • Wood Coasters
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint Brush
  • Photos

Instructions

  • Print the design you want to transfer backwards so it will transfer the correct way using a laser printer.
  • Put on the wood transfer tip on my wood burning tool and heat it up.
  • Place the transfer right side down on the coaster and began ironing the back side of the transfer.
  • This will transfer the ink from the paper onto the wood coaster.

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22 Comments

  1. Naomie Moore says:

    All great options! And an easy project as well. Going to stat after the start of the new year to make a slew of these for friends. My ex hubby is refreshing several spaces in his home and he certainly can use more coasters with new furniture! Thanks for such great instructions. Happy Holidays! β›„??

    1. Thanks so much Naomie and I’m thrilled you’re going to make some in the New Year. Happy Holidays to you my friend πŸ™‚

  2. My favorite coaster set is the chalkboard one! I can picture that set wrapped in some twine with chalk attached for a gift. It’s now on my list to make, so I pinned to save for later! I’m visiting from Grace at Home Link Party #360. I’m #8 in the party. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Allyson and love that idea. I’m thrilled you are interested in making some too. Thank you for stopping by.

  3. Marilyn Lesniak says:

    Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Happy Holiday!

    1. Thank you so much for all the support Marilyn, I’ll see you at the next party – hope you’re feeling well.

  4. Very fun and cool idea! Thank you for sharing on Creative Compulsions!

  5. These coasters are so cute. What a great idea. I like this for a personalized Christmas gift. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you Amy, I love the idea of them as gifts too – so fun to make them for who you’re giving them too..

    1. Thank you Sarah, I think it could be a great holiday tradition to make them together too.

    1. Thank you so much Kim, I love that one too πŸ™‚

  6. These are all great ideas to do with coasters! I’m going to make some with my Cricut for a wedding gift.

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