DIY drink coasters have been popping up all over Pinterest and the web lately and I think they’re great! What a fun way to incorporate your decor scheme into your table/coffee settings.
I picked up some inexpensive coasters at a dollar store and used up some scraps of extra fabric I had in my stash to make a few coasters to match my living room’s colour scheme. These lovely, simple coasters in yellow chevron and a turquoise graphic print turned out great and they were so easy to make. My 4 year old helped me with most of it!
- ceramic coasters that you want to cover (or, you could use ceramic tiles and glue felt squares on the back)
- scraps of fabric (cotton decor fabric was used in this tutorial)
- Mod Podge
- foam brush
- white paper or fabric (if your covering fabric is a little see-through)
Using the coasters as a pattern, cut out square pieces of fabric (with sharp scissors or a rotary cutter). If the fabric is see-through, cut out some more squares out of white paper or white fabric.
Apply a thin layer of decoupage onto your coaster’s top (this is an fun project for children)!
My white & yellow chevron fabric was a little see-through and my original coasters were dark, so I had to apply a piece of white paper first. My daughter did this part, and then she even did the next step – applying another thin layer of Mod Podge over the paper (let it dry before moving on to the next step).
Apply a square of fabric in the same manner, smoothing it out well. Let it dry completely.
Apply a thin layer of decoupage over the fabric. Let it dry, and then apply one final coat.
The Mod Podge will appear milky before it dries, but will dry to a smooth, clear finish.
After the coasters are completely dry, trim off any uneven edges of the fabric square if necessary.
All done! Enjoy a Chai Tea Latte on your new coasters (or gift them to a friend for their housewarming)!