How to make coasters from a placemat for $2

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Learn how to make coasters from a placemat with tutorial for handmade coaster using plywood and bamboo placemat. Easy, cheap and inexpensive project. I have been wanting to make coasters for a while now. Found this bamboo placemat, and instantly decided to make coasters. Sharing an easy tutorial on how to make coasters from a placemat, today! This is the easiest DIY project ever!

These coasters are great for indoor as well as outdoor use. The quality of material used makes it easy to clean with just a wet wipe. With the minimum chances of getting damaged and low cost! Who won’t want to create coasters like these.

DIY Coasters

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How to make coasters

You will need:

  • Bamboo sheet
  • Plywood sheet
  • Mod podge
  • Sand paper and scissors (or cutter)

Bamboo Coaster Set Instructions

Start by measuring the length and width of your placemat.  A perfect rectangle should yield 8 squares for coaster set.

You will need a plywood sheet of the same size as the placemat.

Once you are done with cutting all the squares from bamboo and plywood sheets.

Sand the sides of the plywood to make the corners smooth.  You can also stain the plywood sheet.

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Now use a generous amount of mod podge to decoupage the bamboo and plywood sheets together.

You can also use wood glue for this purpose.

coasters bamboo and plywoodLet it dry.

bamboo coasters tutorial

Handmade Coasters

Bamboo coaster sets also make beautiful handmade gifts.

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The best thing about these natural bamboo coaster is you can use both the sides.

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  1. Angela says:

    This is the neatest craft! I love this!

  2. These are so clever! I love them!
    We have heavy stone/slate coasters, but these would be a fun alternative – thanks for the tutorial!

  3. Emily says:

    My husband is obsessed with bamboo, and these would look awesome on our bedside table. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. lisa says:

    Such a creative idea! Thanks for sharing!

  5. A very neat idea! 🙂

  6. Love the idea of bamboo coasters. They look great. Thank you so much for coming by and linking up to the Pinworthy Projects Party!

  7. Easy and great!!

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  8. anurag says:

    Bamboo coasters looks fantastic… Great Idea…!!!

  9. Traci says:

    These coasters are so cute, so easy and so cheap! That is my kind of combination! Thanks for the idea.

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