How to make coasters that look like toast

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!

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Like this...

Woot woot! Aren't these Jelly Toast Coasters just too fun!
Simple, inexpensive, and easy! Here's the how-to...


  • cork
  • craft knife
  • craft paint
  • print out
  • lighter

To Do:

  1. Print out the piece of bread coloring page at found here
  2. Then cut it out...
  3. Trace around the template on the cork, then cut it out with your craft knife.
  4. Cover your cork with the craft paint so it looks like jelly (picture below).
  5. Use a lighter along the edges of your cork "bread" to give it a toasty look.
And now with pictures:
You are going to use a square of cork. (You know, the kind that come in packs of 4)
  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 nail polish 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!!
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...

12 thoughts on “How to make coasters that look like toast”

  1. Tonya@mycozylittlefarmhouse

    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!

  2. fire and 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.

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