The One Thing You Should Always Keep on Your Coffee Table

published Sep 6, 2018
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As we move into the next chapter of our lives and slowly phase out IKEA pieces (let’s be real, just our low end, LACK pieces because we’re still all about IKEA hacks), we’re becoming more protective of our new furniture. One obvious way to save the surfaces are coasters! And if they’re DIY, even better.

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You’d think these luxurious, leather coasters would be expensive to make, but nope! These brushstroke coasters made by Molly of Almost Makes Perfect come out to less than $2 a coaster.

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Weaving is having a big moment. From the oodles of DIY wall weavings, to pillows and lamps, woven textiles bring so much color and texture in one package. It’s easy to see why people love it. Dip your toe into the trend with this woven coaster DIY from A Pretty Fix.

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Basic white, square tiles are a dime a dozen at the home improvement store. Break out your porcelain paints and turn them into coaster canvases, like these from Fall for DIY.

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Make a toast every time you lift your glass. Bre from Average Inspired perfectly paired slate coasters with little chalked greetings. Wouldn’t these be perfect for hosting a beer tasting?

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Sarah Hearts says her gold leaf, resin coasters are an Anthropologie dupe, but I’d argue hers are better than the originals. Resin opens up so many options—try her technique with photos, flowers, or other memorabilia for a personal touch.

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If you have cookie cutters and clay, you’re already halfway to a new coaster set. Use granite clay like Caitlin of The Merrythought, or experiment with different techniques like this terrazzo DIY.

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I love this idea from Mila of Jest Cafe of using a colorful, coordinating set for hosting so guests can use their coasters as drink markers.

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Liz of The Pretty Life Girls’ watercolor coasters are so gorgeous, they could easily double as coffee table art.

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Do you have a stash of fabric scraps too pretty to throw away but you can’t find a project for them? Take a cue from Shannon from Modge Podge Rocks. She turned a vintage scarf into a one-of-a-kind coaster set with the most amazing floral pattern.