10 Cool Coasters You Can Make

For something so small, drink coasters make a big impact. Available in cork, ceramic, clay, wood, or burlap, there's a coaster for every decor style -- and every DIY ability level. Inspired by the handiwork of our favorite bloggers, we rounded up tutorials for cool coasters you can make at home.

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    Tabletop Art

    Colorful swirled clay creates the beautiful marble effect on these DIY coasters by Sarah Johnson. Glamorously edged in gold liquid gilding, each coaster features a unique artistic design.

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    Cool Coasters for Beer Drinkers

    If you've ever bought a case of beer based on its packaging, you'll appreciate this DIY from Jacquie of The Sweeter Side of Mommyhood. A set of coasters featuring the bold designs from beer boxes makes a thoughtful gift for the lager and ale lovers in your life.

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    An Easy Update

    You'll want to add a circle cutter to your craft supply wish list after seeing how Livvy of 86 Lemons used hers to make coasters. Self-adhesive shelf liner is her trick to giving nondescript cork coasters a quick facelift.

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    DIY Wood-Burned Coasters

    There's a word for the art of burning designs into wood: pyrography. The Sassy Life's DIY wood-burned coasters can be achieved with a wood-burning tool or soldering iron, some wood rounds, plenty of ventilation, and some good old-fashioned patience.

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    Casual Cloth Coasters

    If your style leans toward modern rustic, try your hand at these DIY woven coasters by Melody of Melmaria. Intersecting lines of colorful yarn pop against burlap's natural texture.

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    Handcrafted Hexagons

    Grouped together, these wood hexagon coasters create a mod honeycomb pattern that's totally on trend. Marlene of Jade and Fern offers a DIY that's slightly labor intensive, but her handcrafted coasters are so chic, you'll be inspired to get your hands on a mini hacksaw STAT. 

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    Urban Cowboy Coasters

    If cowhides can protect your floors, why couldn't they also protect your tabletops? Mandy of Fabric Paper Glue created this DIY coaster tutorial that requires only white leather or vinyl, permanent markers, scissors, and her mini cowhide template.

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    Natural Beauties

    Foraged materials lend earthy appeal to any coffee table when turned into eye-catching coasters. For these dried flower coasters, Rachel of The Crafted Life sliced her own wood from a dead tree branch, but precut wood slices are readily available online.

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    Hues You Can Use

    Like miniature works of abstract art for your coffee table, these watercolor coasters are playfully chic. Designed by The Flair Exchange, they're an easy way to introduce a wash of color -- the only hard part will be deciding which hues to use.

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    Honey, I Shrunk the Pallet

    Industrial wood pallets inspired this simple DIY from Chi Wei of One Dog Woof. A set of these wooden coasters would make a fun hostess gift during BBQ season.

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    Bonus Tabletop DIYs

    Animal Place Card Holders

    Add charm to your table with these woodland creature place card holders made from plastic animal figurines, gold paint, and a few simple craft supplies.

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    Bonus Tabletop DIYs

    Wine Cork Trivet

    Turn your wine cork collection into a colorful trivet with this step-by-step tutorial.

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