This post is sponsored by Mohawk Consumer Products. As always, all opinions are 100% mine from using its awesome products for myself.
If you often find yourself searching for gift ideas for friends and family (or if you just like making cute things for your own home, then you are going to LOVE these easy DIY coasters. It took me less than 7 minutes to make 4 DIY coasters and would have moved even faster if I hadn’t been filming so that I could show you how I did it with a video.
Best of all, this project only requires a few supplies that you can order off of Amazon without ever leaving your house :) That’s my kind of project. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
DIY Coasters Tutorial:
Materials needed to make these DIY coasters:
- Birch wood slices (mine were 3 to 4 inches in diameter)
- Mohawk Pro-Mark Wood Touch-up Marker
- I used the Light Oak color. Because these markers are intended to be used on wood, they look so, so, so much better than any Sharpie or other craft marker could on a wood surface. You can see how to use these same markers to touch-up wood furniture by clicking here. If you think you'll use these markers often, the twelve pack is worth a look.
- Polyurethane (this is my favorite poly and what I used for this project because I already had it on hand)
- Ruler or other straight edge (I used a paint-stick stirrer)
You can watch the video below to see exactly how I made my DIY coasters. There are written instructions below the video as well.
Steps to make these DIY coasters:
1) I started by lightly drawing out the pattern I wanted to use on my coasters. You could draw absolutely anything you want. I opted for a variety of geometric patterns and one large A, since our last name starts with an A.
I think grabbed my Mohawk Pro-Mark Wood Touch-Up Marker and used my straight-edge to trace the pattern. After the first pass, I free-handed two more passes just to make the lines thicker.
Once I was done, I added one coat of statin polyurethane and allowed them to dry. Take a look at how they turned out.
If you love this project, be sure to pin it so you can find it again later :)
I absolutely LOVE these DIY coasters and seriously can’t believe how quick and easy they were to make. Not only do I plan to make more for our house, but I can’t wait to make some of these as gifts for friends and family. So, if you fall into that category, don’t be surprised if you get a set of these soon :)