How to Make Your Own DIY Disney Drink Coasters

Wow the weather in Pittsburgh has been awful! We had our fourth nor'easter in three weeks come through and dump eight inches of snow on us! It's times like these that I miss the warmth of Florida and Anaheim. At this point, I'd even take the humidity over these freezing temperatures!

But today I've got the perfect DIY for when you're missing your favorite Disney destination. These drink coasters are super easy to make and they're a great way to remember your awesome Disney trips, while still serving a very practical function.

First off, here are the materials that you'll need:

  1. Plain Ceramic Tiles - These are surprisingly cheep! I found some at Lowe's for 16 cents each!  Make sure you get the ones that are a 4"x4" square.
  2. Something to decorate your coaster - This could be Disney themed decorative paper (which you might have left over from my last tutorial), photos from your past Disney vacations, or an old park map
  3. Felt - This will go on the back of the coasters so that they don't scratch your table.
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You'll also need some tools to help assemble these coasters.

  1. Mod Podge and a Paint Brush
  2. Pencil and Eraser
  3. Scissors
  4. Ruler
  5. (Not Pictured) Tacky Glue and Poly Acrylic
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Alright! Now that we have everything we need, let's get started! First, you'll need to measure and cut a 4" x4" square from whatever you want to go on top of the coasters. 

Below, you can see that I'm going to make one coaster with some Mickey Comic paper that I got at JoAnn's, one with a Disneyland park map, and one with a photo of me and Eeyore. (Notice the Aeropostale t-shirt! Such a fashionable middle schooler!)

I'm only doing these three to show you the three different types that you can make in this tutorial. If you're doing multiple coasters, though, I recommend keeping them all the same type. Like, do four photos or do a park map coaster for each of the Disney World parks. It's up to you, but I think that that tends to look the nicest and most cohesive.

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Now that you have them cut out, simply paint your Mod Podge onto the tile, place your paper down and center it, and paint another layer of Mod Podge over the top. It's that easy! 

You'll also need to cut out a 4"x4" square of your felt and glue that to the back of the tile with tacky glue. Then, once the Mod Podge dries, finish off the top with a layer of poly acrylic. (This helps make the surface smoother and more usable, since using just Mod Podge leaves it still sticky)

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And voila! You've now got some adorable Disney coasters! These are sure to brighten up your day whenever you use them and they're great conversation starters when you have guests over.

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 I bought this cute Mickey Mouse mug in the parks, but you can find it on Amazon  here .

I bought this cute Mickey Mouse mug in the parks, but you can find it on Amazon here.

 

If you liked this tutorial, be sure to check out my other popular DIY's like How to Make your Own Mickey Ears and How to Make Your Own Character Autograph Book.

Let me know in the comments below or contact me directly if you guys have any further questions. And feel free to post or send photos of the coasters that you make! I love seeing all of your fantastic creations!

Also, if you like Disney themed DIY projects, be sure to follow my Disney Crafts Board on Pinterest. 

Thanks and I'll see you next week!

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