How to make coasters


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If you’re looking for a simple and inexpensive gift I have the perfect tutorial for you today. These coasters are super cute and would make a great gift for Mothers Day, Birthdays or even Wedding gifts. I’ve seen so many different tile coasters and think they are just too cute! Today I’m going to show you how to make coasters for less than a buck. You can find the white tiles for about .25 cents a piece. I had everything else on hand for this project, so these only cost me a dollar to make. Can’t beat that! I’m assuming most of you have spray paint on hand… yes?! If not come raid my collection. My husband will thank you. ;)  Okay let’s get started shall we…

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{ How to make coasters }


  • White bath tiles (found at Lowes or Home Depot)
  • Spray Paint
  • Vinyl for stencil
  • Decoupage or polycrylic spray paint
  • Felt circles
  • Chevron pattern

how to make coasters 1.  I used my CAMEO to cut out my design but you could trace a design onto the tile from this pattern or cut it out as well. An exacto knife works great for cutting out stencils. Once you have your design cut out, peel off the bottom paper and stick it to your tile.

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2. Spray a thin coat of spray paint ( I used a satin finish) on top of the stencil and wait at least 5 minutes. Then give it another thin coat of spray paint making sure to get the edges. If I were to do these coasters again I would have cut off the extra vinyl hanging over the edge.

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3. Wait a few minutes for your paint to dry then slowly peel away the vinyl.

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4. Wait about an hour for your paint to dry and then give it a thin coat or polycrylic spray paint or decoupage to seal the paint.

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5. After the tiles are dry attach a felt pad to each corner so they won’t scratch your table.

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That’s it! Now get creative… you could do all sorts of designs and colors with these. :)

Thanks for reading! Hope you’re having a great day! {hugs}


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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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144 comments on “How to make coasters”

  1. They are super cute!!! I would love a set like yours! Pinned!

  2. Elizabeth Atkins Reply

    Love love love!!! Pinned! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Pinned over at Pinterest: Alicia Seeley. Those are super cute. Love the blue colored!! Fingers crossed!!!

  4. Pinned! :) Love the idea…so simple and so customizable!

  5. Pinned, looks quick & fun. Will have to try either way.

  6. Pinned!! Looks like fun.

  7. Super adorable, love it! Pinned ;)

  8. PINNED! I am really looking for a way to use my CAMEO and this would be great :)

  9. I love, love, love these.

  10. I love these and the colors you chose are so cute! I pinned these to my “must makes” board, and even if I don’t win a set, I’m totally going to try this out soon!

  11. Pinned! Love this idea. I love funky coasters, but hate the price to buy them. What a great idea for so cheap:)

  12. Love these so much! I would love to win…just pinned it!

  13. LOVE the jars! where did you get them? btw love the coaster too, perfect for spring!

  14. So cute!!! And these are totally perfect for easter I love the pastels you chose!
    x0 Jess

  15. SOOO Dang cute! What a great alternative to the decoupage ones out there. Love it! Pinned it.

  16. These are adorable! Ive got to make a set! I pined them on pinterest, and will be keeping my fingers crossed.

  17. Pinned! Love your blog & tutorials! I watch for them on Facebook! These looks so easy and cute! Thanks for all your ideas :)

  18. Pinned it!! These are so cute!! I can’t wait to make them!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Thanks for this easy idea! My boyfriend has been needing coasters, so I think I’ll make these for him…in a manlier color, of course. :)

  20. Pinned! I have been looking for tile ideas and this ones for the coasters is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Jamielyn, I love making coasters! I usually use paper, but I like your vinyl and paint method! Thanks for sharing! Smiles, Jill

  22. Cute idea! I needed a gift for men and this is simple and perfect! Thanks for sharing. Pinned:

  23. these are soooo yummy – love the chevron & perfect colors! xo

  24. ha! pinned it WAYYY before i saw your giveaway – what a bonus! would be tickled pink to win the set! yum!

  25. Pinned =)

    I love how your’s turned out! So cute!

  26. Pinned it! I would love the supplies, I’ve been needing some new coasters.

  27. These are so cute….and easy!

  28. We did something similar to this for family Christmas gifts from the kids. We cut 3 different coordinating Christmas papers and mod podged them onto the tile. In retrospect, I wonder if we shouldn’t have sprayed it w/ a sealer of some sort when we were finished? I am not sure.

  29. I pinned it! Those are totally cute!

  30. Very cool…

  31. So cute! I pinned it!

  32. You’ve been pinned! Lol. I love the idea and you explain it excellently. Thanks for sharing this craft!! :)

  33. Super cute! Pinned it!

  34. I pinned it! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    ~Emily N.

  35. I pinned this and then remembered the post had a giveaway at the bottom, I went back to read it and saw that I already qualified :-). Thanks!

  36. Kathryn Johnson Reply

    So cute! Pinned it!

  37. Wow, I would have never thought to use spray paint! Sadly, I don’t have a machine to cut out the patterns but I have re-pinned and really really want to win the kit!!! :) Thanks for the offer!!

  38. These turned out so cute! And I love how easy it would be to create. It is pinned for me to try later!

  39. I pinned it! Thanks for the tutorial. These would make a great gift.

  40. So Cute- I pinned it :)

  41. Tawnya Guimond Reply

    Such a great and simple idea. Thank you for sharing! I pinned it!

  42. I pinned it! Very cute!

  43. PINNED! Super cute! I’ve been wanting to do something like this for awhile.

  44. Pinned it!!! I can’t wait to try this. They look so cute!!

  45. jeannie welter Reply

    Pinned! Love the chevron idea!!

  46. pinned it! Such a cute and easy idea!!!

  47. I pinned it :)

  48. What a darn cute idea and so simple!

    Lesli @

  49. Oh my gosh!! I love this idea!

  50. Pinned! Very cute homemade gift idea! Thanks!

  51. Pinned and absolutely love how easy these are! So darling!

  52. I love these, so cute and easy! Def. doing this for my daughters 1st birthday party at the end of the month : )

    * I pinned

  53. These are so cute and easy! Would love a set to make my own!

  54. Pinned! I love this idea! Cannot wait to start making these for the house and gifts!

  55. These are adorable! Love them, can’t wait to make some.

  56. What a fun & original gift!

  57. LOVE your blog. So inspiring and gets the creative juices flowing. Thanks :)

  58. I made some just like these but with Rub ‘N Buff. Yours are adorable! I’ll have to try spray paint the next time too.

  59. Oh the possibilities for designs and colors!

  60. I pinned your coaster post to my DIY board on my Pinterest account. Love the chevron coaster!

  61. I pinned this post and will definitely use this idea when I need a quick gift.

  62. Kathryn Fertick Reply

    I love your version of coasters- how fun and easy- the possibilities are endless. Thanks for sharing- I think I need to try these!

  63. So cute Jamielyn! I am going to try this! Do you think these would work with Acrylic paint? I have so much of it and would love to use it up. Thanks so much for sharing!! You are amazing:)

  64. OMG great tutorial. I would love to win a set! Totally pinned!! :)

  65. Pinned! I am surely going to make these over spring break! Thank you :)

  66. LOVE these!! Was going to pin through the pin “app” but then saw your own little button- what a great addition!! Thanks so much!!

  67. Super cute idea! Pinned :)

  68. I would love to try this – How creative !!

  69. I love it! Pinned!

  70. Pinned this to my pinterest board @Micaela Staheli. Here is the link:


  71. Just pinned it! Love how easy this is!

    I’d also love if you could link up and share:

  72. nicole salcido Reply

    Adorable. So in love with the chevron. I’d be doing a yellow and gray set. I pinned!

  73. Hi. Can you tell me where I can find the vinyl? Thank you

  74. Loveeeee this idea. Just moved into my first home and my budget is tight sideso I’m looking for lots of Diy ideas to bring creativity and fun into my home!!! I would loveeee to win ur coaster giveaway. To start my coasters!!!! Thank u tor sharing ur wonderful ideas!! I pinned ur idea!!! :)

  75. I pinned this to my DIY Crafts board… love the look of these!

  76. Pinned it. Thanks!

  77. THIS I think I can do!

  78. Pinned :) Love this idea!

  79. I pinned it! These coasters are adorable!!! I can’t wait to make some!

  80. Pinned!

  81. Rita - Greer, SC Reply

    I pinned it and can’t wait to give it a try

  82. I love these! My roommates and I were looking for cute ideas for our apartment next year and these are such a great idea! It’s totally going to be our next project :)

  83. PINNED! I LOVE this! I also love the jar covers. Where did you find those?

  84. I pinned ya! Here is a link! Thanks for the chance to win some supplies!

  85. Pinned it!! I love how simple it is.

  86. Hey there – I have made these in the past with scrapbook paper. Have you had any success with putting warm/hot drinks on these (say a coffee cup) and not having it melt/stick to the cup? I have had issues with mine in the past. I seal it with a spray glass sealer.


  87. Love this!! i can never get this to come out right! Going to try this weekend!!!

  88. I pinned your post! Thanks for the giveaway!

  89. We just made coasters for Dad’s b-day at the local pottery playhouse. I wish we had done it this way. Pinned for Christmas gifts! Also really interested in your lids on the jelly jars. I love jelly/mason jars. Very cute!

  90. Thank you for sharing such a simple idea that can be customizable for each individual. I am pinning after this comment……….NOW! Oh wait, I wanted to know more about the glasses in the photo. Those are ADORABLE! Pinning….Now ;)

  91. I pinned it! These are so cute…would love to make some! Thanks for sharing this idea. :)

  92. Love these coasters – I pinned them!

  93. Lex Malla Books Reply

    This is such a great, simple idea. I love it and will be making some soon!

  94. Pinned to my craft board. Very cute!

  95. I have been searching for coasters- these are so cute, they will be perfect! I am so making these!

  96. These are awesome!! :) Nice idea!

  97. All pinned!

  98. PINNED!! These would be an easy holiday decoration for spring…or any holiday!!! I see birthday ones….possibilities are endless. And my silhouette can do this even tho it isn’t a cameo. ;-)

  99. Such a cute idea.. Pinned it!:)

  100. Krista van Langen Reply

    Pinned! What a great project for my Silhouette! :)

  101. Pinned it! Several of my teacher friends are coming over during our Spring break next week to make some goodies for a bridal shower we’re throwing – we’re all so excited about having Craft Day that we think we probably need to have one every month! I’d love an unfinished set to play with so I’m ready for our next adventure!

  102. Pinned! Thanks for the great opportunity.

  103. Very cute!! pinned :-)

  104. Pinned to my homemade gifts board!!!

  105. I pinned it!!! Way cute idea, I just got a cameo and can’t wait to win and make my own!!!

  106. I pinned this … Definitely going to be trying this :)

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  107. Pinned! Love this idea!

  108. Pinned! What a great idea… They are adorable! (0:

  109. Love how easy this is, thank you! Pinned it up. :)

  110. I pinned it…great gift idea!

  111. Awesome idea. Love it. Pinned (in case I don’t win, I have to do this anyway). :)

  112. Love the idea ~ thanks for sharing! Pinned : )

  113. So cute AND easy!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  114. Great idea! My little sister just moved into a new home and I noticed her coasters are flimsy. What a great, cheap way to make the perfect coasters for her.

  115. You can have so much fun with these! I cant wait to make different ones for each holiday!

  116. Too cute! These will make great gifts for the parent helpers in my classroom. Thank you so much for posting and sharing the directions. They are adorable!

  117. So cute and graphic. Would love to make some!

  118. Love this idea and will definetely make them…thank you!

  119. I think these are adorable! I made a set and the paint keeps peeling off once any water drips on them. I used mod podge and a clear spray sealer. Any insight?

  120. Here’s my pin – thanks for the tutorial!

  121. So cute, I can picture my son drawing on them and sending out for presents!

  122. You have a really cute website and I can’t wait to make these for my mom for Christmas. She’ll love them! I would repin this, but I don’t want my mom to see. Thanks so much for the idea!

  123. shelley mcgoldrick Reply

    I absolutely love this idea…i have tried doing this with paper and I find they just look messy. The colour possibilities are endless with spray paint. Thanks for the post and I pinned on pinterest.
    p.s. my blog is not yet up and running so I don’t have a website but I will link to I heart naptime when it is ready.

  124. Do these absorb moisture?

  125. Hey! I loooove your sweet little summery coasters! I have put together a couple of cork ones and linked up to page from my new bog! Feel free to check them out and let me know what you think :)

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