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Coasters are understated but super helpful home accessories. But you don’t have to go out and buy your own, you can make your own coasters with these 25 coaster crafts.
Grab the supplies and make one or more of these projects for your own home.
Now I know we are a family that needs a set of coasters in every room, so I’ll surely craft a few of these on my own.
25 Quick DIY Coaster Crafts Ideas
1. DIY Map Coasters from The Country Chic Cottage
2. Handmade Rustic Coasters from Making It in the Mountains
3. Monogrammed Tile Coaster from Stuff-n-Such by Lisa
4. Fabric Crochet Coaster Pattern from Petals to Picots
5. Felt Hexagon Coasters from Sugar Bee Crafts
6. Mod Podge Coaster Craft from Mod Podge Rocks
7. Recycled CD Coasters from Crafts by Amanda
8. DIY Scented Hot Pad Coaster from Practically Functional
9. DIY Coaster From a Tile from DIY Beautify
10. Easy DIY Ikat Cork Coasters from Delineate Your Dwelling
11. DIY Wooden Photo Coasters from Mom Endeavors
12. Stenciled Leather Coasters from Just Us Four
13. T-Shirt Coasters from Nellie Bellie
14. Paper Doily Tile Coasters from Architecture of a Mom
15. DIY Washi Tape Drink Coasters from Simply Designing with Ashley Phipps
16. DIY Chalkboard Coasters from This Silly Girl’s Life
17. Polaroid Coasters from The Love Nerds
18. Photo Coasters Using Nail Polish Remover from More With Less Today
19. Personalized DIY Wood Slice Coaster from That’s What Che Said
20. DIY Marble Photo Coasters from The Things We’ll Make
21. Chalkboard Coasters from Simply Kierste
22. DIY Rustic Wood Craft Coasters from Dawn Nicole
23. Alphabet Coasters from Abion Gould
24. Ladybug Coasters from Quirky Inspired
25. Monogrammed Terra-Cotta Coasters from Miss Information
Which of these fun coaster crafts will you try first? Be sure to let us know how they turn out!
There are people who will get all over your case about using a coaster. And really, what’s wrong with that? Coasters may be small, but they do a good job in protecting your furniture, especially if it’s made of wood.
QUICK NOTE: If you’re visiting someone else’s home, be respectful and use coasters.
EXTRA NOTE: You can also gift them with any one of these craft coasters to help them protect surfaces in their homes.
Why Do You Need to Use Coasters?
A coaster is essential to protect your furniture from unsightly water rings and marks that form due to condensation on the glass, cup, bottle, or mug.
If the temperature of your cold drink is below dew point, the water will condense as liquid to the surface. Now it’s all wet and may leave a puddle underneath! Meanwhile, the bottom of certain cups or glasses could leave small scratches or nicks in the table. This becomes a bigger problem if you’re moving your drink around a lot on the surface.
Keeping all that in mind, it just makes sense to put a coaster before you set down your drink. You’ll keep the furniture free from blemishes and get chic home décor all in one go. Hitting two birds with one stone!
What Happens if You Don’t Use a Coaster?
A drink without a coaster could cause the surface it’s sitting on to be stained, discolored, or scratched. If the drink is left on top of furniture for a long period of time, this damage will only get worse.
The coaster is there to serve as a barrier between your nice furniture and the condensation at the bottom of the drink. So what are you waiting for? Use that coaster now!
What is the Best Type of Coaster?
We often don’t give a lot of thought to the coasters we buy, as long as it looks good, of course. But still, it’s worth knowing which material works best. After all, you want something that gives you the most value for your money!
Your choice in coaster is a matter of preference, but generally speaking, the most effective ones will be made from:
Specifically designed for restaurant and bar use, high quality pulp boards are extremely durable and highly absorbent.
Naturally absorbent, cork coasters insulate against heat transfer and to collect droplets of water from the outside of your glass.
Made from the same material as wetsuits for diving, neoprene make a great absorbent material for coasters. They not only absorb liquid from your drink they also dry fast leaving you with no condensation or drips that spill over onto your coffee table.
Silicone drink coasters are popular because they don’t stick to your drink, aren’t easily broken, and can be rinsed off for a quick clean.
Sandstone is a naturally absorbent material, thanks to thousands of tiny pores that allow the stone to take in liquid — which will later evaporate.
The best coasters are made from material that will absorb the moisture. They also won’t adhere to the bottom of the glass when you pick it up to take a drink. Any of the five options are winners, but that isn’t to say the other materials are scrubs.
WAIT…I posted these copper foil coasters a few weeks ago. Click here to see the full tutorial on how to make your own.