Kate Spade Inspired Coasters

Hey party people!

Where do you find your inspiration? From party magazines? Pinterest? Blogs?

I find my inspiration all over. It could come from my backyard, a bouquet of flowers, fabric, or just a color combination. Lately, I’ve been so inspired by Kate Spade’s designs. I even have a Kate Spade Inspired Holiday party idea to share with you soon.

The other day I came across these gorgeous glitter coasters from Kate Spade. I fell in love. I thought they’d be the perfect accessory to a Christmas/Holiday or even New Years Eve party. I’m even thinking these would make fun gifts.

Kate Spade Inspired DIY Coasters by PartiesforPennies.com

I put my own spin on them but I love how they turned out!

Here’s what you’ll need to create your own:

Kate Spade Inspired Coasters by PartiesforPennies.com - materials

Forget that the Mod Podge sealer is there. You actually won’t need it. You just need cork (which I bought at my local craft store…they were cork tiles), regular mod podge, and glitter (but it needs to be a certain kind). The glitter itself needs to be large. I bought a pack of Martha Stewart’s assortment, as you can see in the picture.

DIY Kate Spade Coasters by PartiesforPennies.com - how to

1| Start by using another coaster to trace an outline.

2| Cut it out.

3| With a paint brush, start covering one side of the coaster with mod podge.

4| Continue to cover the entire area.

5| I decided to do an ombre effect, so I added a greenish-gold glitter to a fourth of the coaster then three other sequential colors. Just pour the glitter on & it will stick to the coaster.

6| Once you’re finished, let this dry completely (overnight or for at least a few hours). Once it’s dry, cover with a generous amount of mod podge (just the side with the glitter). Allow this to completely dry.

Kate Spade Inspired DIY Coasters by PartiesforPennies.com

Now you’ve got some beautiful coasters that will take your entertaining to a whole new level of fun!

My only conundrum with this project were the edges. Because they’re cork, they’re a little rigid. My cousin Katie suggested adding some ribbon around them. I had the perfect thin gold ribbon that I ended up attaching with some hot glue. Do you have any other ideas on what to do for the edges?

After this project, I became a little obsessed with making coasters. In fact, I brought some of the materials to our Thanksgiving dinner in case anyone wanted to do crafts. We usually go to my aunt & uncle’s lake house with no TV and spotty internet connection. We definitely play a lot of games but I thought it’d be fun to have the option of crafts too. The funniest thing was that my dad & uncle were the first to join in. I soo wish we had gotten that on video. They added a whole element of engineering to the crafts. They were coming up with ideas on how to do things more efficiently. It was awesome!

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These were a few more designs I created during our Thanksgiving craft session.

TIP: If you end up using regular glitter, just spray with a clear coat afterwards NOT the mod podge. It will end up muting your glitter.

DIY Coasters by PartiesforPennies.com

My plan is to create fun little gifts out of these. I’ll add a coaster, a tea or hot chocolate packet, a personalized spoon, and some little treats to create a fun gift. Everyone has plenty of mugs…but who has a specially made coaster?

What do you think? Good idea or bad idea?

What are you making for Christmas gifts this year?

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  1. Kate Spade + glitter + crafting + wine = you’re speaking my love language! These are so cool and they look pretty easy to make. Love the ombre effect.

    I’m having fun gathering all kinds of party inspiration from your blog!

  2. will you mind if I share this on twitter?

  3. Hi. Could you tell me which kind of glitter you used exactly? What’s the name?

  4. Thanks for this great DIY idea!! Question — can I use tacky glue instead of mod podge to adhere the glitter? Also, I noted towards the bottom of the page you said to use the clear spray coat instead of the mod podge as it will fill the glitter. Would glossy finish mod podge work? Thanks!!

    • Hey Mary! You could probably use tacky glue…I just haven’t tried that to tell you 100% if it will work well or not. The same goes for the glossy finish mod podge. I used regular mod podge spray & it didn’t work but glossy may work. Sorry…I wish I could give you a 100% sure answer. Thanks so much for stopping by & good luck with your project! <3 Heidi

  5. These are so great! I cannot wait to make them with my best friend this weekend! I do have one question though. In the final step, you have to cover with a generous amount of mod podge. Is this the spray, or do you put another coat of the mod podge glue on top?

    Thank you in advance!

  6. Heidi,
    I hope you are having a beautiful week! I am definitely going to make this for my aunt who loves Kate Spade and loves glitter!!! Our families spend New Year’s Eve together and this will be the perfect gift! I am so excited!
    I love your gift ideas! Since I am giving mine on New Year’s Eve, I think I will add a couple of coasters, a couple of glasses, some sparkling grape juice and maybe cheese and crackers. My aunt and uncle will love it!
    Do you know about how much each coaster will end up costing?
    Thank you for the great idea and have a wonderful CHRISTmas!

    • Hey Marcy! I love the idea of the whole package for your aunt’s gift. As far as the cost goes…the materials I personally got were the cork tiles ($7.50 w/ a coupon) & the pack of glitter ($10 w/ coupon). I already had the mod podge, which is around $3-$4 I believe. That is a lot for one gift (seeing as the real coasters are $35 for a pack) but I’m planning on making a lot of gifts out of them so I’m trying to make the cost come to about $1/gift. I was able to get 12 coasters from one cork tile & there were 4 in the pack. Hope this helps a little. <3 Heidi

  7. Kim Ayers says:

    Awww I love this idea! SO SO FUN! If I had more time I would definitely try and make something! In the past I’ve done acrylic canvases with GA Bulldogs drawings by me, hand-sewn pillows, ornaments and I also got some World Market (or Pier One) cloth napkins and made half-aprons with them. I MISS creating things.

    • Thanks Kim! I know it’s always great on your wallet to make gifts but sometimes you just can’t fit it in with the time you have. I hope you’re able to find some time to have fun & create! <3 Heidi


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