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How To Make Easy & Unique DIY Coasters With Burlap Fabric

If you’re looking for a creative and easy way to dress up your table this summer, why not try making DIY coasters with burlap fabric? This tutorial will teach you how to create unique, one-of-a-kind coasters, perfect for parties, special occasions, or just a fun craft project. They are also great for hostess gifts, showers, and housewarming gifts. One thing is for sure; your guests will love these easy-to-make drink coasters.

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Why Are Drink Coasters A Good Idea?

When you decorate your home with fine wood furniture or antiques, the last thing you want is to discover a water ring left from a cold beverage.

Most homeowners will have drink coasters handy to help protect their furniture from water rings and scratches.

Decorative drink coasters have become popular because you can use them to decorate the room and provide much-needed protection for your furniture.

How To Make Coasters that look like peaches using burlap fabric perfect for a summer tablescape.

How Can You Use DIY Drink Coasters

You can place drink coasters on coffee and side tables for easy access when serving beverages. In addition, they work great to protect your dining table and table clothes from damage.

DIY Drink coasters also make great gifts because you can customize the designs to match the home decor style or personality.

They make great hostess gifts, housewarming, and bridal gifts. I’ll list other DIY Coaster options at the end of this tutorial.

DIY Napkin Decoupage Coasters for gift giving during the holidays

Budget-Friendly DIY Coasters

Making drink coasters is a fun and budget-friendly DIY project. The options are as unlimited as the material choices.

Today we are making easy coasters using inexpensive burlap fabric.

Peach Shaped DIY Coasters to protect furniture from moisture and scratches

Step-by-Step – How To Make DIY Coasters with Burlap Fabric

First, this project requires burlap fabric that has been stiffened.

You may remember some previous burlap fabric crafts, such as the Tropical Round Placemats, Easy Burlap Napkin Rings, and DIY No Sew Flower Placemats.

This tutorial includes how to stiffen the burlap fabric for all these ideas. This tutorial is done with scraps left over from some of the above projects.

Stiffen burlap fabric and hang to dry.

What You’ll Need

Each coaster only requires a small amount of burlap fabric, and I was able to use scrap pieces left over from previous projects.

If you purchase yardage, I recommend 1/4 to 1/3 yards, depending on how many coasters you plan to make.

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How To Make Coasters

First, make a template of your chosen design. Today’s design is a peach, and I used card stock to make the template. Now, let’s take a look at how to make coasters.

Step One: Trace Design

Begin by tracing the design onto the stiffened burlap fabric. Use sharp scissors to cut the design details.

Trace the shape of your coaster on the stiff burlap fabric.  Use a template to match all the coasters

Step Two: Paint The Coasters

Draw any areas for shading with a pen or Sharpie.

Using craft paints, paint the burlap to look like a peach. You can easily mix the colors as you go to achieve a natural-looking peach color.

Paint the burlap coaster with craft paint to distinguish the design.

Paint the peach with red, pink, orange, and yellow mixtures. Add burnt umber to shade and define the peach shape. The sage green and burnt umber are combined for the leaf and stem.

DIY Burlap Coasters are painted with craft paints and a small brush.

Step Three: Cut Felt Backing

Next, using the same template, trace and cut the design from the felt fabric.

How to make Fabric Coasters with burlap.  Use paper template to cute designs.

Step Four: Add Glue To Felt Backing

Once the DIY Coaster is dry, apply the glue to the top of the felt peach.

Brush the glue evenly over the entire surface.

How To Make Coasters with fabric that are shaped like peaches or flowers. Use felt backing to protect furniture.

Step Five: Adhere The Burlap To The Felt

Once the felt is completely covered in glue, quickly attach the burlap peach. Carefully align the design so that no felt is revealed from the top.

Press the two pieces together firmly until dry. I used wax paper on both sides of the peach and added a heavy book.

Add burlap coaster to felt backing to protect table tops from moisture and scratches.

Step Six: Waterproof Protection

I recommend sealing the finished DIY Coaster with a light coat of NeverWet Fabric Protection.

This will protect the coasters from excess water absorption.

DIY Drink Coaster with protective neverwet waterproof spray. Rustic Farmhouse style coasters


Another option is to add an adhesive cork backing to the coasters for added protection.

Easy & Unique DIY Coasters

Don’t you just love these cute DIY Coasters?

How to make Coasters with burlap fabric will protect table tops from water rings.

They will be so fun for an upcoming Peach Supper Club Theme Table. Our monthly Supper Club Series is the 3rd Thursday of each month, so stay tuned.

DIY Drink Coaster that are shaped like peaches made from burlap hostess gift ideas to protect tables from water rings.
Yield: 6 Coasters

DIY Drink Coasters With Burlap Fabric

DIY Drink Coasters With Burlap Fabric

Easy Burlap Fabric DIY Coaster tutorial

Prep Time 30 minutes
Active Time 45 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes


  • 1/4 yard White Burlap Fabric
  • 1/4 yard Felt Fabric
  • Craft Paints
  • Elmer Glue
  • NeverWet


  • Scissors
  • Paint Brushes


  1. Stiffen Burlap Fabric with glue and water mixture
  2. Hang to Dry
  3. Create a template for your peach
  4. Trace the design on burlap fabric
  5. Cut the design with sharp scissors
  6. Paint the design with craft paints
  7. Cut the same design with felt for a backing
  8. Add glue to felt backing
  9. Press the burlap peach to the felt and allow it to dry
  10. Spray the finished coasters with NeverWet Waterproof Protection Spray.
  11. Optional - For added protection you can also add an adhesive cork backing.


You can create any design or shape your desire with this tutorial.

Did you make this project?

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More Design Ideas

Once you learn how to make coasters with burlap fabric, you can go crazy with your designs.

The sky’s the limit, and there are so many possibilities, from flower shapes to animals to more fruit designs.

Warning, making drink coasters is possibly addictive. I’m already thinking of new ideas.

Once I finished the peaches and realized how easy they were to make, I added a couple of flower coasters.

Budget-friendly Flower Drink Coasters - great gift ideas

Another great coaster idea is to use a napkin decoupage. Check out this Napkin Decoupage Gift Idea.


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DIY Budget-friendly Coasters made with burlap.

Michelle |Thistle Key Lane

Friday 4th of August 2023

I love your peach coasters! Pretty and practical!!


Friday 4th of August 2023

Michelle, I'm so glad you like them. They are fun and easy to make.


Thursday 3rd of August 2023

Thank you for sharing these with us on Farmhouse Friday. I Love them all! Featuring your talent tomorrow. pinned


Thursday 3rd of August 2023

Cindy, that is so kind of you. I appreciate you so much.

Stacy Ling

Friday 21st of July 2023

So great and customizable!


Friday 21st of July 2023

Stacy, Yes, so many options.


Sunday 16th of July 2023

Rachel, these coasters are so cute! You are really creative!


Monday 17th of July 2023

Kim, You are so sweet and I appreciate the share.


Saturday 15th of July 2023

These are super cute! You did such an amazing job of painting them. I love them.


Saturday 15th of July 2023

Renae, I'm so glad you like them. I'm thrilled with how they turned out.

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