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Handsome and Homey: 21 DIY Coaster Ideas

Anyone can add a sophisticated touch to their home by learning how to make a coaster. From tiles to crochet, here are 21 ways to make a DIY coaster in a snap!

By: Erin Hoffman, Editor, FaveCrafts.com
Updated April 25, 2019
Handsome and Homey 21 DIY Coaster Ideas

Tables don’t always come cheap, so why gamble away their immaculate, lustrous surface with your dishes? Now you never have to risk staining your surfaces with glass rings ever again with this clever, cute, and creative collection of ideas for DIY coasters! Whether you want a country-chic crochet piece or a mod and minimalist tile set, this list has a coaster tutorial for you.

These homemade coasters will protect your surfaces from hot, cold, and wet glasses, guaranteed. Thick crochet patterns, sturdy interfacing, and even impermeable tile are just some of the materials that will shield your surfaces from the harmful effects of your cups.

Coffee mugs, wine glasses, and the rest of your favorite cups don’t stand a chance against these elegant and effective DIY coaster designs. Crafters of all skill levels and backgrounds can discover the perfect how-to guide for them, whether they’re looking for DIY fabric coasters or a tile coaster tutorial.

Everyone knows how cup rings can be a pain in the neck and an eyesore on your surfaces, so why take the risk? This stunning selection of FaveCraft’s top homemade coaster ideas will give you all the inspiration you need to get this home decor project started!

DIY Tile Coasters

Ceramic Coasters

There's something inexpressibly sleek, elegant, and modern about tile coasters. With a glossy surface and sharp geometric edge, tile coasters can bring a simple sophistication to any room.

​​​​​Put your own spin on a decorative classic with these DIY tile coasters! These handmade coaster ideas are just what your tables have been waiting for. Bring a palm-inspired tropical vibe to your decor with the Ceramic Coasters (shown) or try out any of the colorful tile coaster ideas below.

  • Stunning Ink DIY Coasters

    Combine the colorful flair of the rainbow with a mod, mottled design in this chemistry-inspired piece. These bright beauties will look stellar with any color scheme.

  • Mod Podge Map Coasters

    Looking to make a gift that is both personal and handy? Look no further! Put your favorite places on the map with this globetrotting tile coaster DIY tutorial. 

  • Copper Foil Coasters

    Sometimes simplicity is the best look. Now you can give your dining room a minimalist facelift with these stunning metallic striped pieces.

Free Crochet Coaster Patterns

Modern Vintage Crochet Coasters

Cute, classy, and quaint, these free crochet coasters patterns will bring the perfect cozy quirk to your dining room. The best part? You can crochet an entire matching set in no time, even while watching your favorite TV show!

You'll find the perfect crochet coaster pattern for you in this adorable list. Bring a bohemian vibe to your table with the Modern Vintage Crochet Coasters (shown) or choose any of the other patterns from this vibrant collection. You're sure to be impressed with the bewitching result.

  • Seashell Coasters

    You've heard of oysters on a half-shell, so why not give your cups the same upscale treatment? Your houseguests will adore the beachy flair of this crochet pattern.

  • Turtle Coaster

    There's nothing cuter than a crochet turtle, and now you can crochet a whole family for your dining room table. Kids and adults alike fall head over heels for this DIY coaster design.

  • Puff Stitch Coaster

    Why not give your surfaces a little extra protection with an extra thick crochet pattern? You'll love the puffy texture of this concentric circle coaster design.

  • Sunny Day Coaster

    If your morning cup of coffee is the highlight of your day, now you can show it. Bring the light of the sun to every mug with this summer day-yellow crocheted coaster.

DIY Fabric Coasters

Coastal Coasters

Beginning sewists can rejoice with these ridiculously simple yet gorgeous DIY fabric coasters! With a simple square shape, running stitch, and customizable fabric design, these fabric coaster sewing tutorials can be whipped up in just a few minutes.

Want to bring the lax feel of the ocean to your home? Try out the Coastal Coasters (shown) for a thick fabric coaster your family will fawn over. No matter what style you're going for, you'll find the ideal fabric pattern for you in this precious sewing collection.

  • Make In Minutes Fabric Coaster

    Making a fabric coaster shouldn't take longer than it has to. This one literally takes a matter of seconds! You won't believe how quickly and inexpensively you can whip up a set of these DIY coasters.

  • Scrappy Wine Glass Coaster Cozy

    Put a funky twist on the classic coaster pattern with this innovative pattern. This novel design wraps around the bottom of a wine glass, so you never have to remember your coaster when you move your drink.

Cool Coaster Ideas

Comic Book Page Coaster

Everyone can make a coaster from a tile or a ball of yarn, but not everyone can be as clever when it comes to materials than this innovative collection. Whether you're looking to nature or to your old stores of knick-knacks for material inspiration, you can find a coaster pattern perfect for you here.

You can even make the perfect gift for your comic-loving partner with the heroic and quirky Comic Book Page Coaster (shown). Recycle old comics into something you can display with pride with this easy tutorial.

  • Blooming Botanical Wood Slice Coasters

    Just because you have a coaster doesn't mean it has to stick out from your table like a sore thumb. This subtle wooden design is both woodsy and exquisite, and the country flower print is positively enchanting.

  • DIY Pebble Coasters

    Now you can remember your favorite day at the beach every time you grab a cold glass of water with this clever coaster design. With a handful of beach pebbles, you can bring nautical zen to your table.

  • Dried Flower Coasters

    Do you flip over floral designs? Now you can bring lovely flower power and nostalgic elegance to any surface with this dried flower DIY coaster tutorial.

Handmade Holiday Coasters

Crochet Pumpkin Coasters Pattern

There's nothing more festive than setting up a holiday dinner with seasonal decor. However, no one wants to pay for a whole new set of table decorations for every major holiday. Now you don't have to with these festive ideas for DIY coasters.

No matter the season, you'll find an adorable coaster tutorial perfect for you. Show off your fall flair with the darling simplicity of the Crochet Pumpkin Coasters Pattern (shown), or endear all of your Christmas guests with a wintry pattern.

You don't have to be a decorating champ to bring holiday cheer to your home surfaces. In under an hour, you can protect your tables in style, whether it be Easter or the Day of the Dead.

  • Christmas Wreath Coaster

    There's nothing more ho-ho-homey than this DIY crochet coaster pattern. With a classic red-and-green design, this free coaster tutorial is sure to make your home Christmas-ready.

  • Spider Coaster

    Spiders may be spooky, but they're downright darling when they're on a coaster! Ghosts and ghouls alike will love your Halloween home decor when you make a set of these sweet table treats.

  • Bunny Plastic Canvas Coasters

    Hop into spring in style with the cutesy design of these durable canvas bunny coasters. With an adorable tied around their necks, these coaster bunnies are impossible not to say "Aw!" at.

  • Sugar Skull Coasters DIY

    Sugar skulls are as delicious as they are aesthetically brilliant, so why not bring a sweet design to your home surfaces? This fall, celebrate the Day of the Dead with this utterly attractive tutorial.

What's your favorite material to use for homemade coasters? Let us know below in the comments!

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