DIY Glitter coasters

December 30, 2012 in DIY,gifts,holidays

While I was making the DIY Instagram coasters last week, I felt the need to get sparkly. I also wanted to do something different but stick with the DIY coaster theme. My Mother In Law is in love with the color purple and I had some glitter on hand from a rogue trip to Hobby Lobby. Don’t you just love rogue trips to the craft store? Add in a cup of Starbucks and you are doomed to by up the most random stuff. Since the Instagram coasters were so easy, I figured making some cool glitterati types should be just as mundane. It was!

DIY coasters with glitter


What you need:
Glitter of your choice
Gloss Mod Podge
A plain tile
Painting sponge
Hot Glue gun

Step 1: Place some newspaper down and place the tile on top. Turn over the tile and place a dot of hot glue on each corner. This will help the coaster not scratch any tables when used. You can also use special corner tabs that they sell, wait for it, at the craft store. Actually, those might work better, so keep a lookout for them.

Step 2: Once the glue is dried (the fabric pieces are dry), turn it over, and on a clean tile, wipe on a heavy hand of mod podge. Does this remind you of Kindergarten yet? It should…


Step 3:  Sprinkle on LOTS of glitter over the tile, making sure to get every sticky crevice.

Step 4: Allow the glitter/podge to dry for at least 10 minutes. Go back over the coaster with another layer of podge to seal it all in.

Let it dry completely, about 2 hours to overnight. Stack them up and tie with a box to give as a present. That’s it y’all! It’s just that easy. These would be a great New Year’s Eve hostess gift with a side of wine glasses. Have a happy 2013!

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Gena December 30, 2012 at 7:51 pm

These are CUTE! My son loves to play with glitter so this would be a great craft for him. Hmm…or maybe not. :) I want to make some though!


Not So Average Mama December 30, 2012 at 8:29 pm

You are a brave soul…..


Angela December 30, 2012 at 8:32 pm

This is such a fun project! I love sparkly things.


Kelsey December 30, 2012 at 8:41 pm

I make my own coasters with scrapbook paper, love this idea as well!


Mrs. Stephens December 31, 2012 at 2:07 am

Aww that’s such a cool idea. I haven’t worked with Mod Podge yet I’ll have to look for some at my next trip to Joann


jennyonthespot January 8, 2013 at 6:00 am

I love ALL THE GLITTER!!!! So fun! You rock!


Amiyrah Martin January 8, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Thanks Jenny!


Anomaly's Style January 11, 2013 at 1:12 pm

Great idea. I actually thought to paint the coaster the color of the glitter so that none of the foundation color shows. I’m always up for a quick DIY project, especially when it involves glitter.


Julie Jordan Scott June 1, 2013 at 2:12 pm

I missed the instagram tiles – need to go back and check them out. I love these, though – so perhaps I’ll go crazy with tiles this week?

So easy and yes, great for gifts or inexpensive items to sell as well…..this is a great activity to do with tweens and teens, I would think, too.

LOVE it! Thanks! (visiting from SITS Sharefest.)


Amiyrah June 1, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Thanks so much, Julie! Yes, these would be an awesome craft for teens and tweens! Maybe a gift to make for a friend’s Bat Mitzvah or Sweet Sixteen? Now you got ME thinking!


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