DIY Fruity Coasters – An Easy Summer Craft

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Square feature image of two pineapple coasters and an orange slice coaster made from wood slices on a white wood background.

Make these fun and easy DIY coasters in two fruity designs for summer!

I love these cute coasters and they’re easy to make. Just pick up a bag of wood slices to make a set for yourself and a few to give as gifts!

These fun coasters have a little bit of a rustic feel with a pop of color. They’re perfect for the patio, by the pool, or while grilling with a cool drink on top!

Below I’ll step you through how to make them. They are also featured on my blog post page –> 10 Sweet Pineapple Crafts You Have To Try! So check out how to make them and then click the link above to see all of the other pineapple crafts.


Supplies used to make DIY Fruity coasters which include wood slices, a template, green thick felt, polyurethane, paint brushes, a hot glue gun, sharpie and acrylic paints.

How to Make DIY Fruity Coasters

Step 1:

To make the pineapple coaster, paint a wood slice with bright yellow acrylic paint. Then use a smaller paintbrush to paint brown zig-zag lines across the coaster. Last, add white highlights here and there to add a little dimension.

Closeup of two finished, hand painted pineapple and orange slice wood coasters.

For the orange slice coaster, paint your coaster orange and use a smaller paintbrush to paint white lines (crossing at the center like cutting a pizza) and around the edges. Paint a few teardrop shapes for seeds.

Step 2:

Let the paint dry then coat your painted wood slices with Polyurethane to protect the paint layer from any water damage!

Photo coating hand painted pineapple and orange slice coaster made from wood slices with a polyurethane to protect the paint from water damage.


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Step 3:

Use the template provided in the supplies list and cut out a leafy top on green thick felt for your pineapple coaster. Use a fine-point black sharpie to trace around the bottom of the pineapple wood slice since all wood slices are different sizes and cut away any excess.

For the orange slice coaster cut a piece of felt using your wood slice as a template. Trace around the wood slice with a fine-point black Sharpie marker to get the right shape and size.

Photo of tracing the shape of a wood coaster, the orange slice with a black sharpie onto felt. This is to make a felt back for the coaster.
Use the template in the supplies list for the pineapple and trace the orange slices.
Tracing around the wood coaster with a black sharpie to cut away the excess felt.
Trace the bottom of the pineapple after cutting out the template and trim away the excess.

Step 4:

Once the polyurethane has dried, hot glue each wood slice to its corresponding felt pieces.

Hot gluing the green felt to the back of the wood slice coaster pineapple and orange.
Photo of all of the coasters finished with felt glued to the back. I'm flipping one over to show the green felt on the back of an orange slice coaster.
Vertical image to pin to your Pinterest craft boards showing finished fruit coaster. There is a pineapple coaster and orange slice. Both made by handpainting wood slices and adding felt for the backing and leaves of the pineapples. Free template at


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