The holiday season is prime time to get your make on, even better when the making is budget-friendly, too! I recently found myself up at a reuse store rifling through materials, letting my imagination run wild with the possibilities. I came across an assorted stash of drink coasters when all of a sudden a lightbulb went off. The graphics were so appealing, I immediately knew these would make the perfect material for ornaments. Thus the idea for my DIY drink coaster Christmas ornaments was born.
I collected as many of the same design as possible. But, alas, when I finally started testing out my design at home, I realized I needed more of each coaster to get the look I was going for. That’s when I rang up my friends at Jazz TX to see if they could spare some gently used coasters. I’m delighted by how these coaster ornaments turned out and that I can commemorate one of my favorite places on my Christmas tree. (Side note: I love both swing dancing and live jazz, and Jazz TX at The Pearl here in San Antonio is one of my favorite places in the world.) Read on to learn how to make your own drink coaster Christmas ornaments (and comment below if you’d like to see more drink coaster crafts!
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Materials Needed for Drink Coaster Christmas Ornaments
To make 1 coaster ornament you’ll need the following:
- 4 identical coasters
- A craft knife––and cutting guide & mat to go with (linking up to the knife I use)
- Approx 6″ of ribbon
- Hot glue gun
The first thing you want to do is line up your first coaster, making a cut from the center to the bottom of the coaster.
Cut another slit from the middle to the top of your second coaster. Then slide the two coasters together at a 90° angle. If you’ve done this right, the logo/design should match across both coasters (yas!). If you’re having trouble sliding the coasters together, widen the cut to match the thickness of your coasters.
Cut the remaining two coasters in half.
Glue the ribbon onto the back of your two joined coasters.
Attach each half in between the two joined coasters with hot glue, lining up the logos where possible. Press firmly on each half until glue cools.
Voila! You’ve made yourself a fine lookin’ coaster ornament there!
If you’d like a video to see how I made mine check this little diddy out:
If you enjoyed this post, I’d enjoy seeing how your own coaster Christmas ornaments turn out! Tag @makermama on Instagram to show off your handiwork, and feel free to share this how-to with your friends (with a little link back, please).
And if you’re looking for more holiday how-to inspiration, then in you’re in the right place! Take a look at some of my other favorite Christmas craft tutorials:
DIY Dried Orange Garland and Citrus Ornaments
How to Make Paper Ball Ornaments Tutorial
Holiday Card Ornaments
10 Creative Reuse Christmas Ideas