20 DIY Coasters to Rest Your Drink On
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20 DIY Coasters to Rest Your Drink On

Having friends over and entertaining is great, right? It’s the perfect opportunity to show off your space and dazzle your guests with some homemade cocktails. But where, oh where, should your guests place their drinks? You’ll definitely want to have some coasters on hand. We’ve got you and your precious surfaces covered with 20 of the best coasters to DIY and keep your furniture watermark-free.

1. Word Coasters: Say cheers in any language with these printable, travel-inspired coaster templates. They make the perfect gift for your globetrotting friend. (via Design Love Fest)

2. Geometric Felt Coasters: All you need to do to make these felt coasters is pick your favorite colors, cut out your shapes and glue them together. (via Ciera Design)

3. Ombre Log Coasters: The hardest part about this DIY is cutting up the log. After that, it’s smooth sailing. Choose your color scheme and paint away! (via Brit + Co.)

4. Tissue Paper Ombre Coasters: This ombre effect is created by layering tissue paper to make darker shades of the original color. Choose any color you want, or layer different colors for a rainbow look. (via Whimsey Box)

5. Gold Dipped Coasters: We love gold dipped anything, so let’s add coasters to the list. Cement is all the right kids of industrial, and the gold accent is sure to make any bar look chic. (via A Daily Something)

6. Washi Tape Coasters: We love a good washi tape DIY, and this one makes some stylish coasters. Just choose your pattern, add washi tape to your tiles and seal with varnish. Seriously, is there anything we can’t use washi tape for? (via Brit + Co.)

7. Moss Coasters: Give your summer bash a touch of whimsy with these mossy, nature-inspired coasters. Bring them indoors when you’re finished for a woodland vibe. (via Sincerely, Kinsey)

8. Painted Wooden Coasters: Whether you purchase wooden rounds from a craft store or cut them yourself, these painted coasters will surely give your space a fun pop of color. (via Freutcake)

9. Map Coasters: Recycle old maps into worldly coasters. Boast your travels by featuring your favorite destinations. (via PopSugar)

10. Chalkboard Coasters: These coasters are so versatile. Use them to label drinks, share a sweet note or play a quick game of tic-tac-toe. The possibilities are endless! (via The Sweetest Occasion)

11. Colorful Cork Coasters: This DIY is fun and simple. All you have to do is choose your designs. (via Brit + Co.)

12. Lace Coasters: Give your drinks a sophisticated spot to rest on — lace-covered cork coasters. To make these elegant coasters, cut lace to size and seal with mod podge. (via Mod Podge Rocks)

13. Burlap Coasters: Surely you’ve noticed that burlap works wonders for achieving that vintage + rustic look. Now you can even glam up burlap in your favorite pattern, like gold dots! (via Oleander + Palm)

14. Geometric Cement Coasters: If you live in an urban industrial space, then these are the coasters for you. While the cement is still wet, use a small shape to make an indent about halfway through the coaster. When it dries, paint each indent for a cool 3-D effect. (via Tuts+)

15. Recycled Magazine Coasters: Put old magazines to good use by rolling them up into fun and colorful coasters. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

16. Geometric Painted Coasters: Your drinks will rest happy on these geometric wonders. All you need to do is paint some pre-cut squares from the craft store. Easy peasy. (via Dream Crafter)

17. Nautical Coasters: Sail away with this quick DIY. All that’s required to make these lovely coasters is sisal rope and a hot glue gun. You’ll also need paint if you want to add a cute anchor for a truly seaworthy themed drink holder. (via Making Home Base)

18. Perler Bead Coasters: Throwback alert. Remember crafting with Perler beads as a kid? Relive the fun and make some functional coasters. Ready, set, iron! (via Tuts+)

19. Alcohol Ink Coasters: Watch your favorite colors blend together to make perfectly tie-dyed coaster tiles. Alcohol ink is also great for creating a beautiful stained glass look. (via My Good Morning)

20. Painted Cement Coasters: We couldn’t resist adding another one of our very own DIYs to the list. You can make these bad boys in under 30 minutes with quick dry cement, and then customize them to your liking. (via Brit + Co.)

Which DIY coaster would you set your drinks on? Share with us in the comments below!