DIY Chevron Coasters

Hey guys!  So this is a super quick and cheap project that I LOVED making!  And, I’m thinking they are a great gift idea for under $5!

I love my Chevron Stocking Hangers so much and I wanted to continue the same pattern with another project.  Being that I have been using the same boring, black, rubber coasters for years, it was time for a change.  Off to Home Depot I went!

I purchased these bone colored, 4×4 tiles for a whopping $0.16 each!

I also purchased these felt pads for about $3.50.

I cut a chevron print, from my silhouette, with contact paper and stuck the print to each tile.  I followed up with gray acrylic paint.  PEEL OFF THE CONTACT PAPER BEFORE THE PAINT DRIES:)

When the acrylic paint dried, I used several coats of Mod Podge to seal the print.  Make sure each coat has dried completely before applying another.

Finish off with a felt pad in each corner.

ummmm LOVE:)))

They give me the false sense that I’m all put together in the morning when I sit down to drink my coffee…..I’m quickly brought back to reality when we are making a mad, screaming dash out the door as we are running late for school:)  It is nice while it lasts though!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!





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  • Jenafer Cone Dorman

    Probably a stupid question…I am a “newbie”, but what is a silhouette, and where can I buy/get one?

  • lilbake

    these r so cool iv never had the chance to make coasters but these r amazing so this is a must thanks this is now on my to do list

  • Natalie

    I am obsessed with DIY coasters! There are so many different things you can do. Here are the ones I made last week. I am giving away a set to a random commenter, so check them out and leave a comment =]

    Love your blog.

  • Karen Neill

    I absolutely love this idea. I bet if you kept a close eye on craigslist you could get some real bargains on tiles if you were doing lots of these.

  • Carrie

    Those are SO cute. Thanks!

  • Barbara

    Who doesn’t love a chevron pattern? These are beautiful. I like the way you wrapped the design around the sides.

    It’s time for me to refresh our coasters. Replace them would be a better word. We bought them on our honeymoon, 20 years ago! Thanks for the pretty tutorial.

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  • Andrea

    My contact paper didn’t leave very crisp edges– i found that a wipe down through the parts that weren’t painted left me with the edges I wanted! Very cute idea. It inspired my friends and I to do a coaster exchange where everyone makes one set with one color but we trade so we have a set of all different colors. So fun!

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  • Johnnie

    These look great! Thanks for sharing.

  • Merrsidotes

    Just another reason why I need a Silhouette! Very cute

  • Stephanie

    I have fallen in love with these coasters!!! Chevron is one of my favorite prints right now and to see it on a coaster…Awesome way to add a special touch of pattern to any room! Thank you for sharing :)

    Today, I am sharing this with my lovelies… you again!


  • Diana

    Love it… That is such a great DIY idea… I might have to use it 😉 Thanks for the great tutorial… Time to get out my Cricut and make a design!!! Great gift idea and bonus… it is inexpensive too…


  • Rachelle

    These coasters are really eye-catching! Love them!

  • June Scott

    Nice job, Ashley! It would be fun to make these in coordinating colors for family and friends if you know their color of choice! Thanks for sharing!

  • amy

    These are so gorgeous! Wow! And so frugal too…I had no idea the tiles were so inexpensive! I would love to have a set of those. Would you pretty pretty please share them here at my Shine On party?

  • Bonnie

    I love these for a gift. Please come link them to my $10 or less Christmas gifts linkparty!

  • Vicky

    Those are so pretty! Who knew it was so easy? I love this idea for homemade Christmas gifts. I am a new follower from Tatertots and Jello. Vicky from Mess For Less

  • Jackie

    Love it. I don’t know if I will ever tire of the chevron trend.

  • WhyCuzICan

    Very chic indeed. I would love those for a gift, I’ll tell you that! Nice job!

    Thanks for sharing today 😀
    Visiting from TT&J linky party,
    Smiles, Suzanne in NW Illinois

  • Laura Beth

    These are fabulous :o) And would make a great Christmas gift!

  • Tiffany

    Even the kiddos can help with this, thank you, you guys are really digging the chevron lately. Oh and I agree with Jan, not very successful with the contact paper in my Silhouette either.

  • Jan

    Cute Ashley! I have a question though. I bought some cute contact paper a while ago and tried cutting with no luck. What settings are you using on the Silhouette and are you loading it on the carrier mat? Thanks!

  • Diana @ The Girl Creative

    Love those! I have to remember to pick up some contact paper. Such a great idea to use that as a stencil. :)

  • Bronna

    OMG! Adorable. Love it!

  • Karen Weight

    What a great idea! I want to try these:) Great Christmas gifts!!

  • Kassi @ Truly Lovely

    These are great! I’ve seen several tile coasters around but yours look so professional! :)

  • janae

    ADORABLE!! SO going to try this! Thanks for the tutorial!

  • Lane

    These are too cute…I’m not “pinning” this idea because this is definitely what my friends and family are getting for Christmas this year! :) Did you peel the contact paper off after you painted it gray?

  • Ciara

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this simple and inexpensive idea!
    When do you peel off the contact paper? Before or after the paint has dried?

  • Trish @ Uncommon

    These are awesome! I love the simplicity of them so much.
    We are hosting a Home for the Holidays party and these are a wonderful gift idea. We would love for you to join us!