DIY wooden coasters (with geometric colour block design)

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Not gonna lie, I struggled to write this blog post. Why? Because I didn’t want to tear myself away from my new tools! I’ve spent the past week pretty much glued to my new jigsaw and workbench, kindly sent to me by the guys over at FFX. Holy guacamole I LOVE them. It’s like a whole new world of crafting and DIY has been unlocked!

One of the very first jigsaw projects I’ve embarked on is this set of DIY wooden coasters, with a geometric colour block design. I’m pretty chuffed with how they’ve come out! This is a pretty basic woodworking tutorial (excluding the dry time, the set of eight took just a couple of hours), so it’s great for newbies or someone wanting a quick handmade gift idea.

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DIY wooden coasters


Tools and supplies

DIY wooden coasters with geometric colour block - supplies

  • Wood, at least 9cm x 9cm x 1cm
  • Jigsaw
  • Sandpaper or electric sander
  • Painter’s masking tape
  • Wood paint
  • Clear wood varnish
  • Pencil
  • Paintbrush
  • Adhesive rubber dots


DIY wooden coasters with geometric colour block - tutorial steps

  1. Using a paper template (which you can print out or draw freehand), sketch the outline of your DIY coaster onto the wood.
  2. Carefully cut out the coaster shape with a jigsaw. Try and go slowly to avoid splintering, and to keep the line neat.
  3. Use painter’s masking tape to mark out the first area that you want to paint. Make sure it’s firmly stuck down, then apply a fairly thick layer of paint onto the wood.
  4. Immediately after finishing painting, peel off the painter’s masking tape while the paint is wet. Leave it to dry fully (this will probably take 3-4 hours).
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to build up the colour blocked design. You might find that you need to add multiple coats of paint.
  6. When you’ve finished painting and the coaster has dried fully, apply a generous layer of wood varnish.
  7. Leave the varnish to dry completely, then add another layer of varnish. You can add as many layers as you have the patience for – I’d recommend at least 4.
  8. Lastly, turn the DIY wooden coaster upside down and add some adhesive rubber dots.

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As with all handmade projects, these DIY wooden coasters can be completely customised. Choose a colour that matches your space, or even change the hexagonal shape to something else. As long as you keep something consistent (such as the colour scheme), then they’ll end up looking like an awesome set of DIY coasters to complement your home.

Thanks again to the guys at FFX for sending me the jigsaw and work bench that I used in this project! If you’re in the market for any tools or DIY supplies, then be sure to check them out here. Trust me – you will not regret investing in some decent power tools to take your DIY to the next level, and their site has pretty much everything you could ask for. 🙂 – Mike.

P.S. Don’t forget to Pin this image, so you can make it later!

These geometric wooden coasters are so easy to make. Click through to see this and more home decor DIY projects

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by FFX, although all opinions are completely my own. I only ever work with brands that are a natural fit with The Crafty Gentleman. Thank you for supporting the businesses that keep me blogging!

About Author

Hello, I'm Mike! I started this blog in 2013, and it's since become a part-time job for me. I've always been obsessed with crafts (my very first memories are of making things... and I've never grown out of it!). So it really is a dream come true that I can now share this joy with people like you, every single day. Thank you for being here! READ MORE


  • Radu Vladislav
    November 25, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    So great! It could be such an authentic gift. Well done and thanks for sharing

    • Mike
      November 25, 2017 at 5:46 pm

      Yeah, they’d make great house warming gifts! – Mike.

  • Lisa Cox
    February 24, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Your coasters look so good! I’ve been looking for a DIY gift for my friend’s birthday and I think this is perfect. Thank you!

    • Mike
      February 24, 2017 at 1:01 pm

      Oh brill, that’s great to hear – thank you! Good luck with making a set for your friend 🙂 – Mike.

  • Debbie Reid
    February 9, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    LOVE! Okay I really can’t describe anything without it sounding cringy, but how cool/chic/stylish are these, great job!

    • Mike
      February 10, 2017 at 9:10 pm

      Haha – it doesn’t sound cringy! (well, maybe a little…!). 🙂 thank you!


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