A step-by-step tutorial for making your own coasters that are perfect for a Christmas gift, crafter gift, or just because. They even make a great gift for yourself!
DIY Crafters Coasters
We all have that super crafty friend that is hard to buy Christmas gifts for. You know, the one who sits in her super crafty DIY space creating super crafty DIY things, time and time again. That same friend who we think, “I can’t make anything special for her because she knows how to make everything already.”
You are in luck because these adorable infusible ink coasters are the perfect and practical Christmas gift idea for that super crafty person. Just like these DIY Coasters were perfect for a housewarming gift for my girls. This project is great for a DIY Christmas gift, crafter gift, or even a just because gift. They even make a perfect gift for yourself! Wink, wink.
This project can be done with and without a Cricut machine, so don’t you worry. We have you covered! Let’s get crafting!
SUPPLIES NEED TO MAKE YOUR DIY CRAFTERS COASTERS:
- Cricut Infusible Ink Coasters
- Cricut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets
- Cricut Joy link and SVG for Silhouette
- Butcher paper
- Cricut Heat Mat
- Cricut Heat Press
- Printable Link (No Cricut)
- Mod Podge
- Chip Brush
- Sheets of copy paper
STEPS TO CREATE DIY CRAFTERS COASTERS WITH CRICUT:
1 – Open up your Cricut Infusible Ink Coasters and your Cricut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets. Decide what sheet you want to work with first. Be sure to save the excess!
2 – Peel plastic from Cricut Mat and cut out your measured sections, 4×4 with regular craft scissors from your transfer sheets. Cut out as many sections as needed for your coaster project. Tip* Be sure to put your infusible sheets back into the black bag to keep your pages from fading.
3 – Insert your infusible transfer sheet into your Circuit Joy and remember to MIRROR YOUR IMAGE and let the Cricut do the cutting for you.
4 – Remove your transfer sheet from your Cricut mat. Then remove the excess of your transfer sheet leaving you the circular remnants you will add to your coasters. Carefully weed out with your fingers the details on your transfer sheet. Tip* Save the excess transfer sheet for another project of your choosing.
5 – Let your Cricut EasyPress heat up, set at 360 degrees while you prep.
6 – Grab your large Cricut mat, a sheet of paper, and your coaster. Place your coaster on the mat with the shiny side up.
7 – Lay your transfer sheet print out on top of your coaster, allowing the excess sticky to attach to the paper underneath, and squish it down.
8 – Place the butcher paper that comes with your Cricut Joy on top of the coaster. With your heat press set at 360 degrees, let it do its magic for 300 seconds. Tip* Cricut has a heat guide for all sorts of projects and your specific type of heat press, so be sure to check them out online.
9 – Repeat for all of your coasters. Tip* Be careful when handling them because your coasters will be very hot!
10 – Let coasters sit a bit.
These are so adorable and simple. The colors will pop and the shine gives the best finish!
STEPS TO CREATE YOUR DIY Christmas gift CRAFTERS COASTERS WITH NO CRICUT:
1 – If you don’t have a Cricut, I told you not to worry. If you want to create these the old-fashioned way, grab your regular round coasters and your coaster printable. I promise they are still just as cute!
2 – With your chip brush, paint a layer of mod podge on top of your coaster.
3 – Then apply your cut-out printable to each coaster. The printable is a little bigger than the actual coasters, so don’t stress.
4 – Dry with a heat gun to speed up the process. Tip* Be sure to let your coasters dry completely.
5 – Apply a thin top layer of Mod Podge to your coasters.
6 – Let them dry completely again.
7 – Sand/scrape down edges of coasters to smooth out your excess paper.
8 – Add a water-based sealer on top of your coasters to be extra cautious.
See! I told you these are so simple, fun, and practical for all of those super crafty friends you have in your life. Or great too if you are feeling like you need a little something new in your personal craft space yourself! Either way, these crafter coasters are the best little crafty DIY project
Just pin this perfect Christmas gift tutorial so you can find it later!