Beverage coasters can be downright practical (read: boring) necessities to keep around for entertaining… or they can be beautiful, handcrafted conversation pieces. It’s up to you! With so many crafty tutorials out there for creating unique sets, why not mix it up and make coasters you love?
Check out these tutorials for a little coaster inspiration. After you make your original creations, find out how to preserve your hard work by Turning Coasters into Art.
Recycle your old Scrabble tiles and turn them into clever coasters with this fun tutorial from Crafting a Greener World. Scrabble tiles, an xacto knife and E-6000 are all you need to create these quirky works of art.
Don’t toss out old maps! Preserve memories from your travels by creating cool map coasters with this tutorial from Martha Stewart. Cut out cork circles, use an eco-friendly glue like EcoGlue Craft adhesive and simply adhere maps to the back of the cork.
DIY Wine Cork Coasters
Wine lovers will love this tutorial from Heart Made. Collect a pile of wine corks, cut them down to size, and glue them onto cork circles for beautiful handmade coasters your guests will love to set their wine glasses on.
Add sparkle to any event with beaded coasters from Martha Stewart. Using seed beeds, felt, and clear-drying waterproof E-6000, add luster to ordinary cork tiles.
For more coaster tutorials, check out this DIY Roundup from Apartment Therapy.
Photo credit: Martha Stewart