DIY Handprint Coasters for Mother’s Day

Is it just me, or do these months seem to go by faster and faster? We’re already in April! Before we know it, it’ll be May and we’ll be celebrating Mother’s day. So, since it’s only a month away, it’s time to start thinking about our sweet moms and some gift ideas for them!

SONY DSCI love to give handmade gifts, especially with Jade’s help. We made a cute little handprint coaster for David for Christmas this last year, and I thought making a set of them would make the perfect Mother’s day gift! These DIY handprint coasters are not only inexpensive, but are seriously incredibly easy to make. And they’re totally adorable!



  • 4 white tiles (I got mine at Home Depot for $.16 each!)
  • 4 acrylic paint colors
  • Paint brush
  • Vinyl Bumpers
  • Clear protective glaze
  • Little hands!

This little project is perfect for any number of kiddos (if you have more than 4, you can double up the prints or make more coasters!). What’s so great about using these tiles is if you make a mistake, you can easily wipe it off and do another! I may have had to wipe off Jade’s print and redo it 1,254 a few times. 🙂

And, because it’s virtually impossible to get a toddler’s handprint without it smearing in the first place, there was no way I could have gotten any pictures of it, too. I’m not that good! 😉

SONY DSCTo make these cute coasters, you just paint the kiddo’s hand and press it on the tile. Easy peasy! Let the handprint dry for an hour or two. Then spray a few light coats of a clear protective glaze on top to make it waterproof. I like to use Rust-oleum’s Triple Thick Glaze. Let them dry completely overnight.

SONY DSCFlip the coasters upside down and add a vinyl bumper in each corner. I got mine at Home Depot where the furniture pads are. They’re perfect for making the coasters stay in place better on a table and not slip around too much!

SONY DSCStack up your coasters and tie a pretty bow around them!

SONY DSCMy mother-in-law is getting these for Mother’s day (so if you’re reading this “grammy,” you already know what you’re getting!) and are going to be so cute on their table!

SONY DSCThe best part is how imperfect they are. She’ll get to have Jade’s sweet little handprints forever!

SONY DSCAre you making any gifts for Mother’s day?

Hope your weekend is lovely, friends!

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34 thoughts on “DIY Handprint Coasters for Mother’s Day

    1. Thank you Amanda! Haha, I know, a picture would have been just so easy, right?! 😉 Hope your weekend is going great, and Happy Easter! 🙂

    1. Thank you, Aimee! Oh man, it was HARD. Ha! It took us a good half hour to get even 3 handprints. She would decide she was over it riiiiiight after I got the paint on and was putting her hand to the tile. She’d close her hand up and say “all done!” Haha. But they still came out cute! Happy Easter! 🙂

    1. Aw thank you Carrie!! They’re so the perfect craft for kiddos, esp. older ones who can hold their hand open and follow directions easier. 😉 Ha! Thay glaze spray is awesome and totally protects the paint! Happy Easter my friend! 🙂

    1. Thanks, friend! I was hoping my hubby would get the hint and make these with Jade for ME…buuuut I don’t think that’ll happen. 😉 Oh well! Hope your week is fab!

  1. I love doing DIY stuffs as well! I find it the sweetest gift for those people you love. I have done a personalized pillow for mom last mother’s day. And I feel happier because she is using it each day.

    1. I agree, personalized gifts are the best and are so much more meaningful! Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great weekend! 🙂

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