DIY Coasters as Party Favors: Pretty and Practical!

Coasters may seem a little ho-hum at first as far as party favors go. But not when you see the really cool and creative DIY coaster projects we found online! Not only are these pretty to look at but they’re definitely usable, too. And best of all, you can show off to your guests a little bit and make them yourself!

So Cute and Creative! Coasters!

Creative DIY Coasters as Favors Using Cork, Felt, Washi Tape, and Other Materials

1 – Washi tape on tiles – Cover square ceramic tiles with strips of different-patterned washi tape. Glue a foam or cork base on the reverse of each tile, and waterproof the finished coasters will several layers of clear spray sealant. A quick and pretty project from Fawn & Flora.

2 – Silver paint on cork – Use a metallic paint pen to freehand any design you wish on ready-made cork coasters. That’s it, according to the ‘easy peasy’ tutorial found on Fellow Fellow! Our suggestion: Do read the pen label first to make sure the ink is waterproof.

3 – Painting with stencils – Create hip patterns on plain white tiles using a stencil technique, as shown on Mixed Method. Mask off your chosen design with painter’s tape, then color the exposed sections with acrylic paint. When dry, peel off the tape and finish each coaster with clear acrylic spray paint, shellac, or Mod Podge for a nice high-gloss look.

4 – Color block style – Hop on the color block trend with wooden coasters painted on one half with your color choice of acrylic paint and on the other half with gold spray paint. Follow the easy how-to given by the design and DIY blog Penelope and Pip.

5 – Recycled wine corks – Dig into your wine cork collection (or start one!) to craft these rustic-style DIY coasters. Just follow the 5-step how-to from Heartmade, and you’ve got the perfect guest gifts for a wine-themed celebration!

6 – Fun with felt – How perfect are these citrus slice coasters to give as summer party favors? The Purl Bee offers a great tutorial for making these out of felt in the freshest, fruitiest colors and just some simple hand-stitching!

Aren’t these DIY coaster ideas great? We’d love making some for ourselves, or giving them as housewarming or hostess gifts, too!

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