Backyard Coaster Craft

Picnic coaster made from beach memories.

Summer is backyard BBQ time and we’ve created these beachy Backyard Coasters to bring the fun and memories to your house whenever you want! You might want to make a Picnic Caddy to add to your outdoor table setting.


The modern coaster was developed as a beer mat in Germany where it was originally called a bierdeckel. According to the British Beermat Collectors Society, the object was originally produced in cardboard by a German paper mill called Friedrich Horn, and quickly innovated on by Robert Sputh, who produced absorbent pads not dissimilar to what you find today. Source: Tedium – Drink Coaster History

  • Quart or Pint Sized Food Container Lid from the Deli or Chinese Food Store
  • Tacky Glue
  • Scissors
  • Sand
  • Small Seashells or Pebbles
  • Pencil
  1. Print the beach scenes.
  2. Lay the cover of the bottom of a clean, dry lid from the deli or chinese food store over the printable.
  3. Trace around the outside. Cut out.
  4. Cover the bottom of the lid with a thin layer of tacky glue and press on top of your cut out printable.
  5. Spread a thin layer of glue around the outside edge of the top of the lid.
  6. Sprinkle on sand. Tap off extra.Glue on small seashells or pebbles.
Patterns, Templates and Printables

Click on a pattern to open it in a new window to print in the correct size



4 thoughts on “Backyard Coaster Craft”

  1. Patti Hamilton says:

    Bravo, and thank you!!

  2. This is an awesome web site! Thank you!

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