16 Unique Coaster Sets

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Coasters, like pillows, don’t need to be ugly or boring just because they’re practical. Making coasters can be a great upcycling project or a simple way to express your creativity and general brilliance.

For examples of interesting coasters, check out these sixteen unique coaster designs found on Etsy:

1. Burlap coasters with customized lettering

- depending on your mood, you can either keep or omit particular letters.

joyeverafter

2. A movable coaster table.

themodernproject

3. Paint sample coasters

- so we can finally learn to recognize the difference between ‘Egg Yolk’ and other shades of yellow.

crabappledesign

4. ‘Save the Date’ coasters

- subtly revealing the connection between drinks and weddings.

ninefivethree

5. Cork coasters

- cleverly upcycled from wine corks.

DaSSanaDeZines

6. Coasters with inconsistent patterns

- to avoid monotony.

zakkanouveau

7. Ink blot coasters

- so you can psychoanalyze your friends.

amandahoffmanart

8. Coasters that follow your drink

- with the added bonus of being able to discern your glass from others.

DimmalimmHome

9. Numbered coasters (English)

- a handy way to mark table settings.

redbirdink

10. Numbered coasters (French)

- a handy way to mark table settings and discover who wasn’t paying attention in French class.

MountainThistle

11. Stone coasters

- they absorb moisture, keep your drink cold, and look generally awesome.

sentimentalstones

12. Delicate leaf-shaped coasters

- the beauty of nature without the decomposing and whatnot.

imali

13. Wooden coasters

- upcycled from the wood of rundown buildings.

These ones were made from the oak beams of a deteriorated French chateau. (In case your guests ever ask…)

scotthornbuckle

14. Map coasters

- marking your favorite places to drink.

designedbydallas

15. Management-approved coasters.

johnwgolden

16. Appreciative coasters

- they’ll make you seem a tad friendlier (even if you’re not).

redbirdink

 

4 Responses

  1. Sentimental Stones

    February 24, 2011 2:44 pm

    Wow…you have a really good eye for some of the neatest coasters I’ve ever seen! Thank you so much for allowing our stone coasters to be part of your “chosen” bunch here!

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  2. designedbydallas

    February 25, 2011 9:12 am

    I don’t know how you find all these things, but they are great! Thanks for including my travel coasters here!

    Reply

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