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How to Make Popsicle Stick Coasters

Popsicle stick crafts make us yearn for the simple days of camp crafting projects and rainy day activities as a kid. No matter how much we’ve grown up, though, we still enjoy the fun of making things out of wooden popsicle sticks!

These pallet popsicle stick coasters add a playful, farmhouse look to your home. They are cheap and easy to make. And you can customize them however you’d like.

mini pallet popsicle stick coasters

Grab a bag of Popsicle sticks (or just keep them after enjoying a frozen dessert) and start crafting again.

You’ll want to see my easy DIY popsicle banner and this cute faux Christmas window, too, if you love popsicle stick crafts!

For more great homemade coaster ideas, check out my DIY clay terrazzo coasters.

How to Make a Coaster Out of Popsicle Sticks

It should go without saying that these mini popsicle pallet coasters aren’t going to support tons of weight, like a huge beer stein 😉 And you wouldn’t want an icy cold beverage melting all over them for hours in the hot sunshine.

But for a girl’s night with enjoying a glass of wine, or a cup of coffee while you read a book on the porch, they will be fine.



1.  Make the coaster by laying eight popsicle sticks in a line on flat surface. Cut the ends of the remaining two sticks, making sure they’re the correct length to fit along the top and bottom of the row of eight sticks.

Make sure the popsicle sticks are evenly aligned, then place a line of hot glue along the top of the sticks. Press one of the trimmed sticks in place and hold until the glue has set. Repeat the process along the bottom of the popsicle sticks.

popsicle sticks glued together

2.  Flip the coaster over and paint the top using white chalk paint.

painting popsicle stick pallet white

3.  When the paint has dried, spread a thin layer of black chalk paint over a flat surface to work from. Carefully dip your letter stamps into the paint, then press them onto the coasters to spell words.

adding words to popsicle stick pallet coaster

4.  Allow the coasters to dry completely, then spread a layer of wax over the top to protect the paint and wood from water damage.

DIY mini pallet coaster made from popsicle sticks

Treat the coasters with another layer of wax every month to keep them from being damaged if you are using them frequently. 

Save this craft for later! Pin It to a Craft or DIY board.

painted pallet popsicle stick coasters

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