One of my favorite kinds of coasters is the kind of cork-backed hardboard made by Pimpernel and other companies. I think those are very pretty--but they're also very expensive. I was in need of new coasters for my bedroom when I was at the thrift store and spied these beauties:
What? Don't you like Christmas trees?
Well, this part is beautiful:
Four sturdy coasters for $1.00. And all it took was a coating of spray paint to get rid of the Christmas scene.
I wanted pretty coasters to match my homemade bedding, so I used espresso spray paint for the base. Then I added a stencil and
Custom coasters for my bedroom, all for an investment of $1, a little spray paint, and a little time. Honestly, I think you can spray paint anything! For more wonderful ideas, check out