Affordable wood slices become fetching homemade coasters with food coloring and felt pads.

Read step by step instructions after the video.

The best way to protect your tabletop is to give guests someplace stylish to set down their drinks. These DIY coasters fit the bill. Each wooden coaster is cute and easy to make. Plus, the thick wood slices provide durable protection against damaging water rings.

To make your coasters, you'll need wood slices, food coloring, and a few other crafts supplies. Each handmade coaster can be customized with an array of fun colors. We used blue, green, and yellow dye for our coasters, but pastels, hues in an ombré, or the shades of your favorite sports team would also work. After you make a set for yourself, keep the fun going and make a set to gift.

  • Working time 45 mins
  • Start to finish 3 hrs
  • Difficulty Easy
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How to do it

Step 1

Prepare Colors

Determine how many different colors you would like to incorporate on your personalized coasters. We used three. To make each color, add a few drops of food coloring to 1/2 cup water. Stir until mixed. Make as many colors as desired.

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Step 2

Dip and Drip

Dip part of a piece of paper towel into the first color. Drip a few drops of the color onto each wood slice. Repeat with remaining colors. Let dry. 

Step 3

Seal and Add Pads

Apply clear protective finish per manufacturer's directions using a paintbrush. Let dry. Then add three self-adhesive felt pads to the underside of each wooden drink coaster.

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