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You are going to love using up old Christmas cards to make these DIY Christmas coasters. DIY Christmas Gifts are a trend that is coming back.  People are opting for making homemade gifts instead of buying something from the store.

ways to use old Christmas cards

These DIY Christmas Coasters are a great gift idea to make to give to a friend or loved one, or to keep for yourself!



DIY Christmas Coaster

  • 4 – 4″ square ceramic tiles
  • 4 Christmas Cards
  • 1 Foam Sheet or Felt
  • Minwax Polycrylic
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Pan Scraper or Credit Card
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam Brushes & Paint Brushes
  • Hot Glue
  • Scissors


DIY Christmas Coaster

Cut each card into a 4″ x 4″ square with a paper trimmer. Make sure the card fits onto the tile before you adhere it. Trim as necessary to fit the tile.

DIY Christmas Coaster

Spread mod podge onto your tiles. Add the card and let it set. Shortly, the card will begin to curl on the edges and you might get concerned. Use your pan scraper or credit card to smooth out the card from the center to the edges. Wipe away any excess mod podge that oozes out on the edges. This will remove wrinkles and the edges will then stick to the tile and adhere flat. Take you time on this part because if there is a wrinkle it will probably stay!

DIY Christmas Coaster

Repeat until you have the desired number of coasters covered. Let dry for 3 hours.

Once dry, coat each coaster with a thin coat of Minwax Polycrylic. This is easiest with a foam brush.  This will make your coasters waterproof. Let dry for 2 hours and repeat with a second coat and third if desired.

DIY Christmas Coaster

Cut four pieces of felt or foam about 4″ square to fit onto the bottom of your coasters. Use hot glue to affix them and press firmly. This will prevent them from scratching your table.

DIY Christmas Coasters

DIY Christmas Coasters

DIY christmas coasters

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caryn s

Tuesday 27th of December 2016

Love this idea of recycling my cards as coasters~!

Cheryl Grandy

Friday 23rd of December 2016

There are some really beautiful Christmas cards. Making them into coasters is a great way to enjoy them year after year, or to give them to others to enjoy.


Tuesday 13th of December 2016

Oh these are a good idea. I usually use old cards to make new cards, cutting bits out and layering them. But these are a nice idea.

Liz Howard

Saturday 10th of December 2016

Wow...I love this idea, thanks for sharing!!!

Cheryl MacPhail

Saturday 10th of December 2016

Great gift idea!! I will have to remember to save my old cards this year!! :)