Frugal DIY: St. Patrick’s Day Coasters

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by on February 23, 2016

drinkcoasterIf you are looking for a fun but frugal St. Patrick’s Day craft to enjoy, these St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow coasters are the perfect solution. Made from just a few dollar store supplies, these coasters are colorful, festive, and so fun! You can use them for St. Patrick’s Day parties and gatherings, or just whip them up with your kids. They are a fun and frugal way to get into the holiday spirit. Take a peek below and see how easy it is to make your very own to enjoy.

St. Patrick’s Day Coasters

Supplies needed:

  • Bag of rainbow wood craft sticks
  • Assorted foam clovers
  • Craft glue

We were able to find all three of these supplies at our local Dollar Tree store. The total cost for this project was just $3, and with these supplies we could easily make a dozen or so of these coasters. If you need to make a craft for a classroom or kid’s party, this would be ideal!


1. Begin by creating a square base with four sticks. Glue the ends together so that you have a four sides frame. This will be the base of your coaster.

2. You can now begin gluing on the assorted sticks. Move across the base horizontally, gluing the sticks in the following order: red, orange, yellow, green blue, purple. Depending on the width of your coaster, you may add two of one color as we did. Before gluing, you may want to lay the sticks out to get a feel for what colors/amount you will be needing.

3. Once the rainbow sticks are glued on, you can finish the coaster by attaching a foam clover. Add a generous dab of glue to the back of the clover and press it to the center of the square. Hold it in place until it adheres.
Your coaster is now all ready for use! Use it to hold your drinks or just display it as a decorative piece. Either way, it is sure to invite some luck of the Irish into your home.


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  • Melissa Vera

    cool craft. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jennifer Medeiros

    Such a brightly colored and adorable craft. The kids would have fun with this!

  • What a cute idea to do with the kids!

  • Kelly Hutchinson

    My kids would really enjoy this craft! For some reason, the sticks are a favorite in my house!

  • Ashley M

    We have made something similar to this before, but never thought to make it festive for particular holidays! Great craft.

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  • Mine, too – I buy the big boxes at the hobby store :)

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