If I could renovate our 13-year-old kitchen tomorrow, I would choose classy white Italian Carrara marble counter tops. Until then, I made myself some easy and modern DIY hexagon Carrara marble coasters on the cheap that cost just $6 a piece.
Wouldn’t these hexagon marble coasters make a great DIY Mother’s Day gift? I would want them, wouldn’t you?
Making these DIY hexagon marble coasters are so easy that it feels weird writing a “tutorial” on how to do it. It is so quick and easy: just glue cork or felt on the bottom of hexagon-shaped white Italian Cararra marble 6″ tiles (affiliate).
Isn’t it easy? Almost too easy. I mean, as much as I covet simple things I have been known to over-complicate my crafting. Anyway, I originally made these coasters 4 years ago (and they guest-starred in my DIY Kentucky Derby horseshoe etched beer glass tutorial) and I’m finally writing up the DIY marble coaster tutorial. Pretty embarrassed that that it took me so long to share this easy DIY gift with you.
And they still look great in our living room, 4 years since I made them…
I saw these similar hexagon 8″ marble trivets with leather bases down the street at one of my favorites stores, unison, that retail for $88. Yikes! Well, I really need some new coasters so I decided to make some in a coaster size. Mine cost more like $5 each to make myself.
I also gifted a set of DIY hexagon coasters to one of my favorite instagrammers/quilters/bloggers, Nicole at Modern Handcraft. Doesn’t it look right at home in her kitchen?
Had the opportunity to meet an Instagram friend in person before leaving Chicago – Kathy has a pretty awesome blog – Merriment Design (lots of crafts / DIY's / and things to do with kiddos). She made me this amazing marble and cork coaster that has found its home in my kitchen. Thank you again @kathybeymer!! #instagramfriendsarethebest
Supplies for making easy DIY hexagon Carrara marble coasters (with affiliates):
- Choose your hexagon tile finish (polished or matte): 6″ Hexagon Carrara honed (matte) marble tiles or 6″ Hexagon Carrara polished marble tiles (NOTE: When I bought my hexagon marble tiles on Amazon, the seller priced the listing per tile with free shipping. I noticed that they’re now instead selling hexagon tiles in 100 packs so I recommend emailing the seller to see if they’d sell you a set of 6 only, or just check your local hardware store or tile outlet)
- 1/8″ thick cork roll — or you can try using adhesive-backed cork and skipping the Mod Podge
- Mod Podge outdoor formula (or Mod Podge matte formula would be OK too)
- Foam brushes
- Craft knife and self-healing mat
NOTE: If you use honed (matte finish) hexagon marble tiles like I did, you will also need these supplies:
How to make easy DIY hexagon Carrara marble coasters:
I found two types of Carrara marble tiles for sale on Amazon: honed which is a matte finish, and polished which is shiny. I wanted mine to be matte so I went with honed. If you decide to go with polished, then you can skip the sealant step. Even easier.
I contacted the tile manufacturer about my matte hexagon tiles and they recommended sealing honed tiles to prevent staining. I used some leftover sealant from our bathroom marble.
Apply two thin coats following package directions, and let it dry overnight.
Here’s the back…
And that’s it. Wasn’t it too easy to make something this classy??
Tell me in the comments below: what is your favorite drink to put on a coaster?
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