DIY Black Marble Coasters

Hiii everyone! Happy October! We’ve officially entered the best time of the year! Besides Christmas, October is the month where I go DIY crazy. There’s just so many cute decor pieces for Thanksgiving and Halloween, I can’t help but craft as many as I can. I thought of this idea when I was trying to decorate my kitchen for Autumn. I had some cute pumpkins, hand towels and Fall-themed kitchen trinkets, but I didn’t have any drink-ware that was, let’s say, Halloween themed. After buying these coasters for only $2.99 at IKEA, I decided I wanted to give them a Fall makeover. This was such a fun DIY project and the best part is you can customize it whichever way you like!

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What you need:

– IKEA AVSKLID Coasters (If you don’t have an IKEA near you, I found a 6 pack coaster set for $4.99 on Amazon!)

Black marble contact paper (the d-c-fix one from Amazon is the absolute best marble paper around)

Orange acrylic paint (or any colour you prefer)

Mod Podge

Fine glitter


Step 1: Cut a small rectangular piece of contact marble paper. Doing this will make it easier to do the next step.

Step 2: Trace each coaster on the back of the marble contact paper with a dark black pen.

*tip* Make sure to leave enough space in between each coaster trace. This will allow cutting to be easier.

Step 3: Carefully cut out each traced coaster.

*tip* Don’t cut the outside trace of the circle, cut as close to the inside trace. This will allow it to look flush when you place it onto the coaster.

Step 4: Before peeling, place the cut out circles on to your coasters to make sure it fits perfectly. If there is any marble paper hanging off the sides, just trim a small amount until you have a perfect match. Set each cut circle aside.

Step 5: Carefully with a small paint brush, paint the trims of the coasters orange (or any colour you’d like!) Let dry fully.

Step 6: While paint is drying, pour a small amount of fine glitter at a time onto a plate. Make sure you pick a plate that is easy to wash once you’re done. Preferably a paper plate you can just toss, unfortunately, I didn’t have one the day I did this DIY. But it washed off just fine!

Step 7: Once the orange paint is dry, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge with a small brush to the painted sides.

Step 8: While the Mod Podge is still wet, roll the sides in the fine glitter.

Step 9: It should be completely coated and you won’t be able to see much of the acrylic paint underneath. I did this in small steps of three. I would paint 1/3 of the coaster’s edge with Mod Podge, roll in glitter and do it again to the other 2 sides until it was completely covered in fine glitter.

Step 10: This part is crucial!!! Tap away any excess glitter from the coasters, then apply an additional thin layer of Mod Podge. This acts as a seal to the glitter so that it doesn’t fall off every time you use the coasters. That would be such a mess! But this step stops any glitter from falling off.

Step 11: Once the Mod Podge is totally dry (took about an hour) you are now ready to apply the black marble contact paper to the coasters. Peel the backing off of the circle of contact paper

Step 12: After peeling, apply the sticky side onto the coaster. Make sure you take extra care at lining it up to the coaster so it sits perfectly round without exposing any of the coaster cork.

There you have it! This is what the top of the coaster should look like..

..and this is what the side of the coaster should look like!

Here is a close up. I love how glam it looks! I can’t wait to use these every day! If you recreate this or any of my DIY’s I would love to see them! Tag me on Instagram!

Have a fabulous week!!






  1. Caroline Rodriguez
    October 4, 2017 / 11:09 am

    Awesome! Nice coasters can be so expensive…these add an easy touch of class to any living room.

    • braveandbrilliant
      October 9, 2017 / 11:27 pm

      Exactly! These are a fun, cheaper hack to add to your living room!

  2. October 15, 2017 / 11:48 am

    What a great project! Mod Podge and glitter… definitely something my wife will love.

    • braveandbrilliant
      October 17, 2017 / 10:01 pm

      Thank you John! I know right? So simple! If you recreate it please tag me on Instagram! I would love to see it!

  3. October 17, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    These coasters look nice and look like a really cool DIY and I think I might try that out for the decor in my house!

    • braveandbrilliant
      October 17, 2017 / 10:02 pm

      Thanks Julie! You wouldn’t believe how simple these are to make! If you recreate it be sure to tag me on my Instagram I would love to see it!

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