Make a set of easy DIY Halloween Coasters using thrift store find coasters, fabric, and Mod Podge. Choose any fabric to match your Halloween décor. I’m using black and white this year and this checkered fabric is perfect for the tablescape I’ve put together.
You can make a set of these in under 30 minutes and have them ready to use after overnight drying time.
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Adding coasters to any tablescape always completes the look. Making your own keeps the cost low. These are great additions to my Halloween tablescape. I’ll be sharing the details of the table setting soon.
Black and White Checkered Fabric Halloween Coasters
Whenever I visit my local Goodwill, I always look for coasters. It’s rare that I don’t find some there and they are priced low. This set of four was $2.
I found black and white checkered fabric at Walmart in fat quarters. Since it came in this small package, it meant that I would have more than enough to use for other projects, too. I cut four squares from the fabric for the coasters with the fabric being just a little larger than the coaster.
Once you’ve cut the fabric squares, the next step in transforming these thrift store find coasters is to paint them. Each coaster got two coats of black paint. You can use chalk paint or acrylic paint. You want to make sure that the pattern on the coasters won’t show through the fabric.
*Note: If your coasters don’t have a dark, bold pattern and you’re using solid colored cloth, you probably don’t need to paint them and can save a little time.
After the black paint has had time to dry, add a coat of Mod Podge to the top of the coasters. You’ll want to add the Mod Podge using a foam brush and do one coaster and add the fabric before adding Mod Podge to the next one.
Turn the coaster upside down and place it on a fabric square. Allow it to stay put for about 5 minutes before cutting.
Use a rotary fabric cutter to trim away the excess fabric from the coaster. Use scissors to snip away any strings.
After you’ve added the fabric to the coasters and trimmed it down, you’ll need to add a coat of Mod Podge to each one. This will help to keep the fabric in place and protect it.
Allow the coat of Mod Podge to dry completely. I’ve stopped at this point one time, but I’ve found that to protect the surface of the coasters better, another layer of protection is needed.
I’ve had great success using DuraClean Glass Varnish made by DecoArt on my coasters. This protects the fabric from spills and doesn’t let water circles mar the fabric when in use. I give mine two light coats of this and allow the coasters to dry overnight.
Once the are dry, they are good to go for your tablescape or to use on a coffee table. Using thrift store find coasters or Dollar Tree coasters helps to keep this a budget friendly project.
I love how easy these are to make and the low cost. Dress up your Halloween table with your own DIY coasters!
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DIY Mod Podge Halloween Coasters
Supply List for Mod Podge Halloween Coasters DIY
- Thrift Store Find Coaster Set
- Black Paint & Brush
- Mod Podge & Foam Brush
- Rotary Fabric Cutter
- DuraClear Gloss Varnish & Foam Brush
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