Drink Coasters - DIY Tutorial




About: As a hobby I post DIY/tutorials on crafting and mechanical builds on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/victordoes/videos

Ever thought about crafting your own drink coasters? Well, here is how!

Price: 1 – 5$ || Time: 1 – 3 h || Difficulty: Easy


Step 1: What You Need

For this project you will need:

  • Napkins or printed pictures (on regular printer paper)
  • Glue (that turns transparent when dry!)
  • Brush
  • Scissor
  • Rubber foam or cork.
  • Tiles (white)

Step 2: Watch This First!

This video shows all steps in how to craft these drink coasters. The video is made by myself! :)

If you can not watch the video true the "picture frame", then you can follow this link instead! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFsZirrjyxQ

Step 3: Important Steps!

  • If you use napkins, peal of all extra layers, you only want the layer with a pattern.
  • While applying the first layer of glue. Apply the layer on the Tile and NOT on the napkin. Sins it is very fragile.
  • You shall have at least 3 layers of glue, one to attach the napkin to the tile, and two layers on top to seal/protect the napkin from any liquid.
  • The tile shall be white to no interfere with the pattern.
  1. Cut out a square that is large enough to cover the top of your tile.
  2. Apply a thick layer of glue to the tile and place your napkin square on top, make sure that you place it careful and don't break the paper.
  3. When it is dry, apply 2 more layers on top of the napkin.
  4. Remove any sharp edges (if you using printer paper).
  5. Apply a thick layer of glue on the bottom of your tile and place your cork or rubber foar square.
  6. Let dry and your done! :)

All steps are shown well in the previous step (in a video!).

Happy crafting! :)

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    12 Discussions


    4 years ago

    That is so sweet i will try this as a gift ty for the idea :)

    1 reply
    Victor Doespewdsena

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Your welcome! :) If you have time, it would be fun if you posted a picture. But only if you want! ^^

    Victor Does

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Sounds like a plan! I made theses right after i bought a new kitchen table. That actually gave me a great idea for some new coasters... haha


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Love this thanks. I could make some lovely coasters to cover up the marks made on furniture from NOT using coasters. This is a really good idea.


    4 years ago

    Do you know where I can buy tiles ? I checked home hardware but they didn't have any small white ones like shown and we're all expensive

    1 reply

    You can usually find them where they sell building materials or bathroom related products :) It´s also possible to use other models then shown too. But if the tile shows thru the paper (if the tile is to dark, colored...) you might need to use some acrylic paint fix this.


    5 years ago

    Your "watch this" is just a picture......
    So there's not actually any instructions here.....

    3 replies
    Victor Doesbaudeagle

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    There is actual nothing more then all written in the last step. :) Cut a square that covers the tile, apply the first layer of glue to the tile and NOT the napkin. When dry, apply 2more layers to protect the printing from liquids. Add some kind of protection for your table, such as cork. :)

    Wow, did not now that.. Thanks for the link! :)