Stenciled CD/DVD Coasters

Stenciled CD/DVD Coasters -

These pretty coasters are made from recycled CDs or DVDs. We all have at least 2 or 3 of these lying around, so if you don’t have enough simply ask a friend. A pretty stencil and a little paint and these festive and green coasters can be gracing your Thanksgiving table this year!

Stenciled CD/DVD Coasters -

I originally made these for Michaels craft stores and DecoArt using their Americana acrylic paints and a Tracy Moreau Americana Classic Stencil.

Stenciled CD/DVD Coasters -

The name of the stencil is Jacobean Floral if you happen to love it as much as I do and want to search for it at Michaels!

Recycle Craft: CD Coasters -

So many people loved my Recycled CD Coasters from last month that I thought it would be fun to make a fall inspired version. Only this time instead of fabric and Mod Podge I chose to use paint and a stencil.

Stenciled CD/DVD Coasters -

You could do these in any color that you want, but my plates are a variety of fall colors, so I chose to do the same with my coasters.

Stenciled CD/DVD Coasters -

Use whatever colors work for you.

Stenciled CD/DVD Coasters - CraftsbyAmanda.comStenciled CD/DVD Coasters -

It’s a pretty simple project really! Just sand, paint and stencil. Then glue some felt circles to the back and you are all set!

Stenciled CD/DVD Coasters -

Get the full printable instructions below.

Stenciled CD/DVD Coasters


  • 4 recycled CDs or DVDs
  • Sandpaper
  • E6000 Glue
  • Felt, in colors that match your CD colors (maroon, orange, ivory, dark green)
  • Scissors
  • DuraClear Matte Varnish
  • Tracy Moreau Americana Classic Stencil – Jacobean Floral
Americana acrylic paints
  • Buttermilk
  • Tangelo Orange
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Leaf Green
  • White Wash
  1. Sand the shiny side of the CD/DVD’s enough to rough them up and remove the coating.
  2. Paint each CD a different color (Buttermilk, Tangelo Orange, Alizarin Crimson, Leaf Green). Repeat for two more coats.
  3. Stencil on the designs using White Wash, touch up with a fine line brush if needed.
  4. Finish with two coats of DuraClear Varnish.
  5. Cut felt into circles about ¼” smaller in diameter of the CD.
  6. Use E6000 to attach the felt circles to the back of the CDs.
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    • says

      Hi Gina ;) The Mod Podge should actually be good enough. The varnish will protect them, but so does Mod Podge. If you click over to the other coasters I did with the fabric, you’ll see what I used there and I use those coasters all the time and they are still good as new!

  1. Lorry says

    Wouldn’t the sweat from the glasses mess up the mod podge? Or wouldn’t the water from the glass just slide off the coaster onto the table your trying to protect?

  2. Dominick says

    hello i was wondering what side to you paint? the side you sand-pappered the shinnyness off or the other side of the cd?

  3. vicki says

    I have used mod podge and other clear coats as a sealer. But they do not work for a heated beverage as coffee or tea. The cup sticks. Can you recommend a sealer that is heat tolerant???
    Thank You

    • says

      Hi Vicki. You have me stumped actually. Mine have lasted for two years with the supplies listed in this post. Occasionally the cup does stick to the coaster, but it has not degraded the coaster at all.


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