4 Materials
Yup thats right....I DID just say tart tins into coasters. The idea came to me when I was organising my very large collection of baking/tart pins in my garage (by the way they are in my garage because I dont actually use them to cook and just like to collect them).

Also seeing these ugly marks around on my furniture really just cemented the idea that coasters where needed in my life.
(Digressing some but I'm not sure if you ever saw my previous post on how I turned a baking tin into a herb planter? If not CLICK HERE TO SEE IT. )

So anyway these are the tart tins I used - they had loose bases which I found really helpful in making these coasters


The first thing I did was remove the bases from these tart tins (by the way thats what we call them here in UK, I know you guys say tart pans)

Next, with my chosen fabric, I drew around each base and then cut them out with some very sharp fabric scissors

Then using a paint brush, I covered the base of the tin with glue. I then stuck the fabric on top, leaving to dry.

The longer you leave it the better!

Next I coated the top of the fabric with another layer of glue

once that was dry I did another coat with more glue to seal and cut around the edges of the fabric to make a perfect circle!

If you visit my blog GRILLO DESIGNS you can get this tutorial in even more detail - just click on the link at the bottom of this post!

OR check out my other tutorial which involves lots of gluing too..... MY WASHING MACHINE MAKEOVER
Suggested materials:
  • GLUE
See all materials
Medina at Grillo Designs
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Frequently asked questions
Have a question about this project?
  1 question
  • Dee Dee on Jun 15, 2017
    So ADORABLE, I love it. Recycling is my passion and this is DIY project I plan on doing. Fantastic idea

Join the conversation
2 of 18 comments