DIY Gold Caviar Coasters


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The holidays are nearly upon us, and it often means lots of extra guests and plenty of festive holiday beverages. These shimmery gold coasters have an organic pattern that reminds us of caviar. Here’s how to make this project in a few simple steps using the material from your recent Whimseybox!

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Ceramic tiles
Craft felt
Metallic paint
A paint marker

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Paint your tiles gold. Unfinished tiles can absorb a lot of paint, so you might need to do two coats.

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To get the organic, caviar-inspired pattern you’ll need to draw small circles touching each other using a paint pen. Try not to get too caught up in making everything perfect and even and just keep adding circles until it looks good to you.

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This one is just about done.

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To apply a felt bottom to the coaster, trace your tile on the felt and then cut it out.

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Apply glue or Mod Podge to the back of the coaster and then attach the felt.

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Trim any excess with a pair of scissors and allow the glue to dry before putting your coasters to work beneath a sparkly drink! Here’s the Pinterest-friendly version:

DIY Gold Caviar Coasters Whimseybox

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Alicia DiRago is the founder and CEO of Whimseybox. She has led DIY events across the country and been featured in the Wall Street Journal. Alicia is a lifelong crafter and former chemical engineer obsessed with making everything from bracelets to (homebrewed) beer! You can find her personal DIY, fashion and design blog at


  • Reply November 9, 2012

    DIY Gold Caviar Coasters

    […] just shared this DIY Gold Caviar Coaster project on the Whimseybox blog. I love how it turned out! In fact, I’m thinking of painting everything […]

  • Reply November 11, 2012


    You made my day with that DIY! Eventually I have the right gift for my mum… ;)
    Thx, lici

  • Reply November 12, 2012


    Yay, glad you like it!

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  • Reply November 28, 2012

    Simone Bower

    Love this idea! Did you use a sealant of any kind to protect the paint from chipping and from condensation?? If so, what would you recommend?

    • Reply November 28, 2012


      Sealant is a great idea! You could either do a few coats of Mod Podge, or a few coats of an acrylic spray coat that you’ll find with the spray paint. Good luck! :)

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  • Reply August 27, 2013


    Where do you find the plain white ceramic coasters? I checked our local craft store and they didn’t have them.

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  • Reply April 17, 2014



    I featured these coasters in my DIY Gold Round-up Post! We loved them so much! Such a cool idea.

    Here’s the link:

    There are 27 awesome ideas from some of your favorite bloggers!

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