DIY faux marble coasters

Finished coasters

Our hunt for stylish and affordable coasters has been unsuccessful so we’re taking matters into our own hands and making our own!

Today we’re going to show you how we made these faux marble coasters…

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[ingredients title=”Items you will need”]

  • Timber squares cut to 10cm by 10cm
  • Marble contact (we bought ours from Amazon here)
  • White paint (we used Subtle Light from Haymes)
  • X-acto knife
  • Paint brush
  • Scissors
  • Plastic card or ruler to help apply contact


Items you will need_faux marble coasters

[directions title=”Steps:”]

  1. Paint the back and sides of your timber in two coats of white paint.
  2. Paint back of coaster

  3. Cut the marble contact into squares large enough to cover the face of the coasters and at least a 5mm border along each edge.
  4. Cut contact down to size

  5. Peel the contact along one edge and stick it onto the timber face. Using a plastic card or ruler, peel away the backing and firmly press the contact onto the timber. Tip: be sure to remove any dust from the face of the coaster before doing this step to avoid air bubbles or lumps.
  6. Peel contact along one edge

    Cover face in contact

  7. Flip the coaster over and using your X-acto knife, cut along each edge of the coaster.
  8. Cut contact down


How easy is that?! We love how each coaster has a slightly different marble pattern, giving them a more realistic look.

You could also try this tutorial using different timber shapes like hexagons or triangles!

Finished coasters

Close up of coaster

Stack of coasters

If you like these faux marble coasters, you may also want to try our marble laptop cover tutorial here.


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