How to DIY Ceramic Coasters For Your Coffee Table

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Last Updated on May 9, 2023 by Katherine

In this blog post, I’m going to show you a super quick and super simple DIY ceramic coasters craft that you will love.

The painter markers make it easy to create different letters and symbols!

You don’t need a lot to get started and in the space of a few hours you can have a set of gorgeously worded coasters that are ready to adorn your coffee table.

Are you ready? Let’s get started!

What You Will Need:

Painters pens are available in big box stores like Walmart or Michaels

You actually don’t need a lot to get started with this craft, which is what I like the best about it.

Where to Shop:

The ceramic tiles are easy enough to find on Amazon, you might also find them at hardware stores. Keep in mind though that you might need to find the cork backing, whereas the package from Amazon came with them inside.

For the rest of the materials, I recommend checking out the following places:

  • Walmart
  • Michaels
  • Dollar Stores

Start With Words

Feel free to get as flowery or as unflowery as you like with your coasters!

If your coasters are dusty, you might need to wipe them down to get rid of any ceramic dust. Then you’re ready to get writing.

If you aren’t sure where to find your sayings, google can be a huge help. For drinking coasters, I definitely recommend taking a peek at Glass With a Twist’s collection of drinking quotes.

No drink coaster set would be complete without at least one "bottoms up" coaster, right?

There are a few ways to accomplish your lettering. I free handed my writing, using pictures as guides to write everything up. If writing isn’t your jam, you can definitely use stencils to get things just perfect for you.

To use a stencil, you will need a pencil to mark your lines before going over it with your paint pens.

If you like, you can add a border using your paint markers along the sides of your coasters!

For an added flourish, I lined the sides of each coaster with a swathe of paint pen.

Sealing Your Coasters

Once you've written your words, it's time to seal your ceramic coaster with some mod podge!

Depending on how waterproof you’d like your coasters, Mod Podge works well to create a minor water seal. If you want something heavier, there are a few acrylic sealers you can use as well.

Gloss finish Mod Podge has worked well on previous coaster projects, so that’s all I used for mine.

The only thing to keep in mind is to make sure it will work on ceramics, always read the label!

Once your sealer is dry, simply remove the sticker backer from the corkboard and stick it on the backside of your coaster!

Once the sealer is dry, simply peel off the backer on the corkboard and smooth that onto the back of your coaster and you’re done!

Final Thoughts On DIY Ceramic Coasters

In the space of an hour or so you can have a set of four clever coasters that are ready to keep your drinks off your wooden furniture!

DIY ceramic coasters are incredibly easy to make and you can easily make an entire army of these in the space of a single afternoon. The longest portion of this craft is waiting for your mod podge to dry!

I hope you enjoyed this post and if you did, be sure to share it with someone else who might like it. Also don’t forget to pin it to Pinterest!

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That’s all for now, until next time…Stay crafty!

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