Saturday, June 23, 2012

Starry Stripes Duct Tape Coasters

Duct tape is all the rage.  All of a sudden there are tons of colors of duct tape available in the stores. These Starry coasters are so easy and inexpensive you can make a set in no time.   Don't stop with just one set, change the colors to make a set for every room in the house!  

You will need:

Corrugated cardboard from boxes.  (Wholesale clubs are great sources for scrap cardboard)

2 ½” star duct tape or any print of choice

2 ½” solid color duct tape to match

Felt in matching colors (Scraps are fine as long as you can cut a 3 ½” x 3 ½” piece for each coaster)



Tacky Craft Glue (Tacky glue is thicker than white glue and doesn’t bleed through the felt)

1.     Cut four pieces of corrugated cardboard 3 ½” x 3 ½”.  (Coaster base)

2.     Cut a piece of duct tape 4” in length.  It doesn’t matter whether you start with the print or solid as long as you alternate each time you add a strip.  When you add the first strip it is easier to place the duct tape sticky side up and lay the cardboard on top making sure there is at least ¼” edge overlapping.

3.     Cut the corners at an angle and fold to the backside. (The corners will be mitered)  Smooth the front side with your fingers.

4.     Continue to add 4” strips varying the wideness of the strips on the front and folding the edges to the back two more times.  When you reach the last strip, cut the corners at an angle like you did with the first strip and fold to the back mitering the corners.  You will have a total of 4 strips across.

5.     Cut a piece of coordinating felt 3 ½” x 3 ½”.  Spread some tacky glue on the back of a coaster and attach a felt piece.  Repeat with the other three coasters.

After you've made yourself a set why not make a some more for gifts. Simply tie a pretty ribbon around a set and you have a perfect hostess gift.  


  1. I LOVE this!! So adorable and easy. Thanks for this.
    Catherine Denton

  2. What a great idea! love it!!
    thanks so much for coming to visit and for your sweet comment on my forest creatures DIY. got me to visit you. i like it here and am following you now with gfc. would be honored if you would like to follow back, but no hard feelings if not :-)

  3. Those are so cute, and what a simple way to make fun coasters! Thanks for sharing the idea. I'd be thrilled if you would link this up to my current link party so everyone can see how cute they are!

  4. This is such a great idea! You know, if someone is invited to a party in the summer, this would be a great gift to bring to the hostess! Maybe with a bottle of wine!

  5. Thank you for visiting my blog!
    You have made very nice coasters, so thank you for sharing the tutorial with us!

  6. These are so cute. Perfect for the basement rec room where getting the kids to use a coaster is like pulling teeth. I am thinking bright & fun ones like these would do the trick. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you next week.

  7. These are so cute!!! They would be perfect to make sets of 4 & pass out next week at my backyard 4th barbeque. Hmmmm.... I had better get busy! Would love for you to share with my readers at my linky party!

    Have a great week!
    Your newest follower,

  8. Such cute idea...great craft project for children [gifts] am following
    Like Gramma's House blog

  9. great project! thanks so much for sharing on Craft schooling Sunday!

  10. how cute are these?! I love the pricetag :) I also love how there are so many different designs you could make with this! :)

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

  11. You are right - duct tape is all the rage right now. These are VERY cute! Nice job.

    Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime! I'm pinning this.


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