How to make coasters that look like toast

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This is one of our favorite past projects. It is fun, easy to make, and just plain ridiculous! So, we’ve brought it back for today’s Blast from the Past!

We are practical. We are quirky. And I love when the two come together in a craft! Like in these jelly toast coasters!! I saw something similar on the Urban Outfitters website and realized it was an easy DIY! We created it..and then added our own flair!

Like this…

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Woot woot! Aren’t these Jelly Toast Coasters just too fun!
Simple, inexpensive, and easy! Here’s the how-to…
You are going to use a square of cork. (You know, the kind that come in packs of 4)
Print out the piece of bread coloring page at found here.

Then cut it out…
This is your template. Unless you are a great free-form bread drawer. Then go for it!!

Trace around that template in each of the 4 corners.

Use a craft knife to cut those pieces of bread out.

You should get something like this…

Go find some nailpolish in a jelly color. I chose red for strawberry.
This was mine.
You will need quite a bit so be sure it is cheap, and a full bottle!
Update: This was early in our blogging days.
Now, we recommend craft paint for this step! 

Cover your “bread” in “jelly”.
Like this…
Let it dry thoroughly before the next step!

Taking a lighter or flame of some sort pass the very edge of the “bread” through the flame.
This will give it a charred look to the edge, making it more authentic.

There you go…your finished Jelly Toast Coasters.
That wasn’t too painful, was it!!
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Cool…isn’t it! Aren’t those Jelly Toast Coasters so much easier than you would expect!

Do you need coasters? Here are a couple other ideas from NellieBellie…

make t-shirt coasters. Easy to make and a great recycled project!

How to Age Terra Cotta


Nellie is the founder of NellieBellie, and takes basically every photograph you've ever seen on this site. She also runs our web design business, the Savvy Sites Administration.


  1. Katie

    March 9, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Ha! These are so cute!! And simple! Love the uniqueness of them!

    • Janel

      March 9, 2012 at 11:47 pm

      I love simple and cute. Why complicate things if you don’t have too? Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Virginia

    March 9, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Those are the cutest coasters ever!!! Pinned it!

    • Janel

      March 9, 2012 at 12:46 pm

      Thanks so much! And thanks for stopping…appreciated!

  3. Bonnie @ Uncommon

    March 8, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Ok…super cute!! These are adorable! Thank you so much for sharing again this week at Uncommon! Featuring these over at our facebook page! Have a great day!! Bonnie ;)

    • Janel

      March 9, 2012 at 12:32 pm

      Thanks so much! What an honor!

  4. meg/brassyapple

    March 5, 2012 at 9:58 am

    ok! Just too cute!!! they made me smile! :)

    thanks for linking up to Make it Monday! I’ll be sharing your link on the Brassy apple FB page and with my twitter followers too!

  5. Anna

    March 5, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Such a cute idea! I shared it on my FB page. Thanks for linking it up at the party!


  6. Erin @ Making Memories

    March 3, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    These are great! So clever!

  7. Janel

    March 2, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    I am so glad you did too!! Thanks for coming by!

  8. Tonya@mycozylittlefarmhouse

    March 1, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Wow–super cute. I can honestly say I would have NEVER thought of that. Ever. Even if I had been drinking. It is simple and cute. And I love it!

    • Janel

      March 2, 2012 at 9:36 am

      :) I bet you’re clever and crafty that way! Thanks for the props though!

  9. Honey

    March 1, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    How cute are these? Martha must be eating her heart out! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

  10. Bliss

    March 1, 2012 at 9:16 am

    How the heck do you come up with that stuff? Those are cute. I think I could even make them, but my grand daughter would probably try to eat them.


  11. {Adventuresindinner}

    March 1, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Too fun! I love a craft that involves fire. Now, if I can only teach my family to use a coaster. Have I told you lately (like since yesterday) how much I LOVE the redesign?

    • Janel

      March 1, 2012 at 9:18 am

      fire and crafts…now just add some wine! Or not, that could be a bad idea. Yep, we don’t use coasters either…but it was a fun craft. Thanks! I love it too. But, it’s been time-consuming getting everything straightened out. Still have to work on the pages. And learning how to add a pin-it button. And a google+1 button. and… :). Someday.

  12. Gwen

    March 1, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Too cute! I voted for you…did I tell you that already? ha.

    • Janel

      March 1, 2012 at 9:16 am

      Yay!! Thanks! You rock!

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