Snowflake Coasters from Washers


Snowflake Coasters from Washers

If you're looking for DIY budget home decor, look no further than your tool box. You can recycle a bunch of old washers to make these beautiful, wintery home accents from I Love to Create. Snowflake coasters from washers make great Christmas party decorations on the cheap.

Snowflake Coasters from Washers


  • Aleene's® Jewelry and Metal Glue™
  • Aleene's® Quick Dry Tacky Glue™
  • Pencil
  • Metallic spray paint – desired color
  • Assorted flat metal washers (3-4 different sizes make for a great visual variety)
  • Scissors
  • Paper towel
  • Craft foam sheet
  • Freezer paper


  1. Lay out freezer paper on work surface. Arrange washers in a desired design on freezer paper. You may want to draw the shape you desire on the freezer paper as a template. Works best in smaller sizes up to 8” in diameter.
  2. Use Aleene's® Jewelry & Metal Glue™ to adhere the touching edges of washers. Use paper towel to wipe off excess glue from top of washers. Let dry completely.
  3. Peel freezer paper from bottom of washers and spray paint with metallic spray paint. Let dry completely.
  4. Using pencil trace washers shape on craft foam sheet. Cut foam along traced line. Use Aleene’s® Quick Dry Tacky Glue™ to adhere foam piece to bottom. Let dry.

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I've never really though much about washers until now. Aside from making punk jewelry, I haven't given them any thought but now that I can make this super chic and industrial coaster I am excited. This will last you way longer and won't require alot of attention to maintain them. All you need is your washers and some jewelry glue.

How clever is this? As an alternative to the foam backing, you could use old corks underneath to accomodate heat transfer. Make them even larger to create a trivet! Or you could add some three dimensional elements with rhinestones, beads, and even bolts and leave off the foam backing to create a hanging ornament.... Though it would be a bit heavy, so make sure it is secure! Great creative idea!

How neat are these coasters. I just seen another post about using washers to make ornaments for trees. I think I am going to have to take stop in washers so that I can make a bunch of these crafts. I can start them now and have them ready for everyone by the holiday season.

this is a great idea!! I can't wait to try it.

love this!

Shoot! I'll go and buy the washers! What a great idea!


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