Rae Dunn Inspired Coasters (and winner of the thrifty Fall sign)

A tutorial for easy DIY Rae Dunn inspired coasters for any season
Rae Dunn set of simple coasters

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Good morning! Are you ready for another easy Fall/Halloween tutorial?

This one is for all my fellow Rae Dunn fans, although it can certainly be adapted to suit anyone!

These coasters would make wonderful hostess gifts or even Christmas gifts! They're affordable and so easy to make!

Let's get started.




These tiles are so much fun to transform into usable and super cute coasters! They're already glossy white, which is the perfect background for your black skinny Rae Dunn-inspired words.

The first thing you'll need to do is paint the edges of the tiles black. The edges are not sealed, and they just don't look great left alone. But a simple coat of black paint makes them really stand out!

I didn't tape, just painted the edges free-hand. I kept a piece of damp paper towel to wipe off any excess paint that I got on the front. I didn't worry about the back because that's going to be covered with cork anyway!

Open up your Silhouette machine or Cricut. I like the font THE SKINNY (available for a free download) because it looks very much like the Rae Dunn font. I use the regular one, not the bold.

Decide what words you want to use on your coasters. The tiles are 4" square, so create your cut file accordingly. I believe that my letters are about 2" tall. You can choose to fill the tile, or make the words a little smaller.

Cut out letters onto black craft vinyl.

Use transfer paper to transfer your letters to your tiles, one at a time. I centered my fall ones, but chose to offset my Halloween ones, as you'll see a little further down. This amazing transfer paper is the key to getting your vinyl words centered every time!

transfer paper

The last step is to cut cork to fit and glue to the back. I find the cork that is sold in rolls is easy to cut with scissors. You don't want anything too thick or you'll have a hard time cutting it!

cork backs

Just like that you have an adorable set of Rae Dunn inspired coasters, perfect for any occasion! Customize them to suit the recipient!

Rae Dunn inspired PUMPKIN SPICE coasters

easy Rae Dunn inspired coasters DIY

Tie with a piece of twine for gifting.

make your own Rae Dunn items!

After being unsuccessful finding any Fall Rae Dunn items in stores, I made my own! The pumpkin and the PUMPKIN SPICE mug above are both vinyl cut outs!

Rae Dunn Halloween coasters DIY

This Halloween set turned out really cute!

black edges

If you're already planning for Christmas, you can check out my Rae Dunn inspired ornament tutorial, which gives you tips for getting letters to lay flat on a round surface! I've also done Rae Dunn Easter eggs!

Please PIN this image and share this tutorial with a friend who loves Rae Dunn too! Of course, if you're not a Dunn fan, you can use any font to create beautiful coasters! They make great gifts.

Easy Rae Dunn inspired coasters to make!

Before I forget, it's time to announce the winner of the thrifty Fall sign that I'm giving away! The winner is Colleen. Congratulations, Colleen, please let me know you saw this as I don't have an email address for you!

Don't forget, if you entered any of the other giveaways from last week's Thrifty Style Team, make sure to click over and see if you're a winner!

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  1. WOW. Thank you.
    Can't believe that I actually won. So exciting
    Thank you

    1. Congratulations Colleen, I just mailed your package so you should have it by Friday ;)

  2. These look great!!! I was wondering if you could tell me which kind of silhouette machine you have. I know you posted a link but Amazon gives me so many to choose from and I dont need any bundle stuff. Just the machine and probably the black paper to print. I really want to make these.

    1. Sure, I have the Silhouette Cameo. I bought the bundle because there are so many awesome freebies that come with it. But really, any one of them will work. I used to have the Cricut, and when it died I bought the smaller Silhouette Portrait. That lasted several years but I always felt limited by the smaller size. So that's why I bought the Cameo. Hope this helps!


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