Painted coasters with glasses

Back at it with an easy and (always) fun DIY. This DIY is customizable to your style. One size does not fit all, and things in your dwelling should reflect YOU!

Since I have moved back into a warm climate, I’m back with the tropical vibes and decided to go with tropical plants. If that’s not your jam pick something else, like regular plants. HA! Or Mid-century modern, you could go with geometric shapes. Coasters for kids? Paint some fun cute animals. More of a classic vibe? Choose a monochromatic color palate. The point is, choose something that you like. Want custom-themed occasion holiday coasters? Make your own!

I got these coasters off Amazon for about $9 bucks, but there are so many other options and shapes. Pick what fits your budget and style. Speaking of budget, you don’t need a ton of colors or to spend money on a ton of different paints. You can just get the primary colors and white. Craft stores usually have them on sale or smaller bottles (less expensive) than the ones I have. I just paint a lot, so I buy larger quantities.

I hope you have fun making these (by yourself) or with some friends. Make it into a paint night with some wine and friends. Instead of having a painting you made at a bar sit on the floor, have some use for your painting in your everyday life! I had fun making them. Let us know what theme you decide on in the comments below!

Cork Coasters laying down with paint and brushes.

Time: 45 minutes | Makes: 4 Coasters | Difficulty: Easy


  • Cork Coasters
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brushes
  • Stencils (if needed)
  • Pencil


  1. Draw out your picture on the coasters with a pencil, or trace your stencil.
  2. Paint in your stencil with the white paint. This is your base layer so the other colors pop!
  3. Once your base layer has dried you can start adding color!
  4. Add your lighter colors first, then work your way to your darkest.
  5. After all your paint has dried you can add an outline in black (or gold) to make it pop.

Tips & Tricks:

  • Blending two colors together is easier when they are both still wet.
  • Make sure your base coat is dry before starting to paint.
  • If you want a marbled look- mix two colors on the side, but not completely. Then take a glop and start painting. You’ll get the streaks of the different colors together.
  • If you are not comfortable with painting your outline, get a black paint marker. 😉




Tiana Yamamoto

Hey there T here. I'm a numbers person by day and do it my-selfer by night. You can usually find me eating something and feeding the people around me. Just think of me as your grandma, cooking way too much food and force feeding you nicely.