DIY Mosaic Coasters

DIY Mosaic Coasters - protect your furniture from water rings!coaster-collage

Hey all!  I’m back today to share how to make your own mosaic coasters.  I found this scrapbook paper that reminded me of a china plate and decided to cut it up and make it look like “broken china”.

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DIY Mosaic Coasters

created by: Jessica of Dear Emmeline

-scrapbook paper
soft clay 
-rolling pin
-Mod Podge
Clear Acrylic Sealer
-drinking glass

mosaic coasters


1. Roll out clay to desired thickness.  If you want all of your coasters the same thickness consider using a rolling pin with adjustable depth guards.

how to make a coaster

2. Use the top of a drinking glass to cut the clay into rounds.

DIY mosaic coasters

3. Bake clay according to package instructions.

4. Trace rounds onto paper and cut.

how to make coasters

5. Cut each circle of paper up into random pieces, varying direction.  Make sure as you cut that they piece together to cover the entire round of clay.

coaster tutorial

6. Paint thin layer of Mod Podge onto clay round.  Allow it to dry a minute and place the paper pieces on top.  As the Mod Podge dries press down paper to ensure a good adhesion.  Allow to dry fully.

how to make mosaic coasters

mosaic coaster tutorial

7. Seal coasters with several coats of Mod Podge sealer following can instructions.

mosaic coaster

I love how they turned out!!

mosaic coaster. Easy DIY coasters idea!

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Have you made Coasters before? How did you make them? Any tips or tricks you’d like to suggest? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

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  1. 1
    Sandi P

    I make coasters out of old mouse pads. I haven’t yet tried to cover them, but they are the perfect material to protect our desks from water marks. I may try covering them with scraps of pretty cloth.