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How to Make Faux Shiplap Coasters

Farmhouse decor is so homey and comfy in my opinion and when I was working on my home office makeover, one of the DIY projects I decided to make was faux shiplap coasters.  They are such an easy DIY home decor projects – one you can make in 1 day; those are always my favorite!

DIY Faux Shiplap Coasters


I was able to make 9 coasters with the materials below that were 4″ x 5.”

  • 3 – 1.5 ft x 4 ft wood boards (1/4″ thick)
  • 1 – 3.5 x 4 ft wood boards (1/4″ thick)
  • Wood glue
  • Chalk pencil
  • Tape measure
  • Saw (I used my Dremel and the jigsaw attachment)
  • White chalk paint
  • Paint brush

Step #1:

Place the 3.5 x 4 ft wood board on a flat surface.  Grab 1 – 1.5 ft x 4 ft wood board and glue it to the center of the 3.5 x 4 ft board.  The larger wood board will act as the base of your coaster.

Step #2

Glue 1 – 1.5 ft x 4 ft wood board on the left and the other 1.5 ft x 4 ft wood board to the right.  You should have your 3 – 1.5 ft x 4 ft boards glued on top of the larger 3.5 x 4 ft wood board.  Let dry overnight.

Step #3

I decided I wanted my coasters to be 4″ x 5 and so with my chalk pencil, I made a mark at every 5″ so I knew where to cut.  Once I’d made all of my hashmarks, I grabbed my Dremel and it was time to cut!

Step #4

Once all of my coasters were cut, I painted them with chalk paint.  Because my home office has farmhouse accessories, I wanted a weathered look.

So there you have it – faux shiplap coasters.  I told you they were super easy to make!
See ya later!

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  • Rachel 09/11/2017, 3:33 PM

    These are so cute!

  • Robin rue 09/19/2017, 7:23 AM

    Those coasters are too cute! I absolutely love how they came out. It’s easier to make them than I thought.

  • Sarah Bailey 09/19/2017, 8:40 AM

    What some cute looking coaters and much easier to make than I would have thought, I could definitely imagine having these around my home
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  • candy 09/19/2017, 8:54 AM

    Would never have guessed they were made from shiplap. Easy and look terrific.

  • Julee Morrison 09/19/2017, 8:59 AM

    these are the cutest and so versatile. I love how easy they are to make! Thank you for sharing!
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  • Terri Beavers 09/19/2017, 9:20 AM

    This is the time of year when it’s getting cooler, that I love working on crafts. I’m on a hunt today to find some unique ones and I love this idea. I need new coasters so I’ll have to see if I can use your instructions and whip some up.

  • valmg @ Mom Knows It All 09/19/2017, 9:25 AM

    I’ve never heard of shiplap before, it’s possible I’ve heard it by some other name. I have a friend who made my coasters with photos in them, it was a nice personal gift.

  • Tomi C 09/19/2017, 9:27 AM

    Way too easy! Love this DIY. I would so make these and gift them to family and friends. Thanks for the gift idea.
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  • Anosa 09/19/2017, 9:35 AM

    Did not even know what a shiplap was but these are some cute coasters and loving the DIY.

  • Ashley Stephenson 09/19/2017, 9:57 AM

    Ahhh I love these!! Anything shiplap is perfect for our house!
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  • Lynsey 09/19/2017, 1:11 PM

    These are super neat! I hadn’t heard of shiplap before, I’ll be adding these for my fall crafting to do list!
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  • Kristen 09/19/2017, 8:31 PM

    These look so cool! I will definitely be making these for my house, I love the shiplap look 🙂

  • Lisa 09/19/2017, 9:57 PM

    These are perfect and way your clear instructions make it so easy to whip up a set for ourselves.

  • Amanda 09/19/2017, 10:10 PM

    Just like most people, I am a HUGE fan of Joanna Gaines so I am all about shiplap. I love how these coasters came out…and it looked easy, too!

  • Lisa 09/20/2017, 12:26 AM

    Those turned out so great. I would have never guessed they were faux shiplap.

  • Dogvills 09/20/2017, 3:31 AM

    So pretty! I am never that good with crafting but this looks so easy to make I am positive I can pull this one off. Thanks for sharing!

  • Whitney 09/20/2017, 4:56 AM

    I’m obsessed with shiplap!! I need to make these!!

  • Ali || Veggies by Candlelight 09/20/2017, 8:15 AM

    Shiplap makes me happy! I would love to make these just so I could have shiplap somewhere in my house!

  • Farrah Less G. 09/20/2017, 9:19 AM

    I love the color perfect for our kitchen. I love DIY project where I can save money and be creative.
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  • Stephanie 09/20/2017, 9:43 AM

    Those are so cute, and look so easy to make! I love the look of them, they go perfectly with your office there.

  • Michelle Cantu 09/20/2017, 12:34 PM

    Yes, shiplap everything! I just love these. Our house was redone before the shiplap craze and I am jealous. This is a great way to add a sliver of the look.

  • Emily 09/20/2017, 1:23 PM

    This is such a cute idea! I love something simple like this, and am always for more shiplap! Now if I could just convince my kids to actually use the coaster that would be amazing! 🙂

  • Jaime Nicole 09/20/2017, 9:07 PM

    These are so cute! They could be really versatile for all kinds of decor – they go perfectly with yours, and they don’t seem too hard to make.

  • Sandy N Vyjay 09/21/2017, 12:46 AM

    The Faux Shiplap coasters look so neat and are innovative too. The fact that this is DIY, makes it all the more attractive.

  • Kait Around The Kingdom 09/21/2017, 10:18 PM

    Woah these are adorable! I love shiplap!

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