Stenciled Wood Coasters – Silhouette America Blog

Stenciled Wood Coasters


Not only are these coasters easy to make thanks to Silhouette’s Stencil Vinyl, but I really love how well they turned out. If your household is in less a need for coasters, they’d also make a great gift at some point down the road. For the full tutorial, scroll below.




  • Silhouette Stencil Vinyl
  • Wooden coasters (Found at your local craft store)
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush/Dauber

Setting up your file in Silhouette Studio:


Stenciled Coaster DIY - Free Design of the Week - Brittany Sazonoff for Silhouette America


Select your design shape, and in the Modify window under “Compound Path” choose Release. This will create what appears to be a solid colored rectangle.


Stenciled Coaster DIY


Clicking the outermost edge of the design, select and delete the outer rectangle. This should leave you with the reverse of the original, individual pentagon shapes.


Stenciled Coasters DIY


With the entire shape (all pentagons) selected, in the Basic Options window choose Duplicate Right. This will make an exact copy of your design right next to the original. You can skip this and the next step altogether if the original dimensions of the pattern work for your project.


Stenciled Coaster DIY


From there it was a matter of lining up the pentagon shapes enough to continue its already present pattern. To give my eyes a break, I made one group of pentagons a different color from the other so that I could see where they were lining up. Be sure to delete any stragglers or doubled up shapes so that your CAMEO or PORTRAIT doesn’t do any accidental damage to your stencil. Continue this step until you are happy with the scale and dimensions of your pattern. I knew I wanted the pattern to be scaled smaller than it was originally, so I duplicated it a few times.


Stenciled Coasters DIY


All set? Great! Place your final pattern inside of a rectangle shape and send it to cut! I made the mistake of setting my Stencil Vinyl to cut with the Stencil Material settings, which was a disaster, so be sure to check that your cut settings are set to Vinyl before you press send. Also be sure that your stencil measures larger than your coster so that you don’t get any unwanted paint in unwanted places. I had decided I was doing some full patterned coasters, and some with just a strip of pentagons, so I set my file up accordingly above. Once your stencil is cut, it’s on to the dirty work!


Stenciling your coasters:


Free Design of the Week | Stenciled Coasters | Brittany Sazonoff for Silhouette America


Step One: Start by painting the first layer on your wooden coasters. I did a couple coats of a metallic rose gold colored paint which I love on the wood.


Free Design of the Week | Stenciled Coasters | Brittany Sazonoff for Silhouette America


Step Two: Once your base layer on your coasters is dried, remove your stencil design from the stencil vinyl sheet and adhere it to the top of your coaster. I’ve done many projects with Silhouette Stencil Material, but this is my first time using the Stencil Vinyl. For intricate shapes like this, I really like how much thinner and less stiff the Stencil Vinyl is. Because I used a shape that pulls off as one whole piece, I didn’t need to utilize the transfer tape that it came with, but that is also a great feature that the Stencil Material doesn’t offer.


Free Design of the Week | Stenciled Coasters | Brittany Sazonoff for Silhouette America


Step Three: For my pentagon shape color, I went with a dark navy and dabbed on multiple light layers until the pattern was filled in.


Stenciled Coasters before and after | Brittany Sazonoff for Silhouette America -Free Design of the Week


Step Four: Simply peel back your stencil vinyl to reveal your design. Voila! I was able to reuse the stencils on multiple coasters, which saves on materials and time. Bonus!


Stenciled Coasters before and after | Brittany Sazonoff for Silhouette America -Free Design of the Week


Coasters before and after. You can then spray or paint a sealant coat on top to keep your design safe from any liquid damage!


Stenciled Coasters DIY - Brittany Sazonoff for Silhouette America

The possibilities are really quite endless. Enjoy!


Brittany Sazonoff

Hi friends, both old and new! My name is Brittany (of BSaz Creates) and I am so excited to be joining the Silhouette Creative Team for another year! Outside of the Creative Team, I am freelance designer and creative living out my life-long affair with crafts in Chicago, IL. I have used my Silhouette CAMEO for projects small and large. From invitations to storefront windows, Silhouette has expanded my capabilities as a one-woman design studio in so many ways. When I'm not working on a project (or even when I am) you can almost always find me eating ice cream and cuddling with my pint sized pup, Brody, who makes quite the appearance on my instagram. I can't wait to continue to share my projects with you all!

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Products Used:

New Silhouette CAMEO®

CAMEO 12-inch cutting mat


stencil vinyl


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  1. So pretty Brittany…I love the navy pattern with the rose gold!

    1. Thank you, Annie!

  2. Thanks for a great tutorial! I have 2 questions: 1) Is Stencil Vinyl any different than regular vinyl, or can you use any vinyl you have around? 2)What kind of sealer did you use and how many coats? I have read that when making ceramic tile coasters it is very important to use the proper sealer, or they will not be waterproof.

  3. Very cute idea! Thank you for sharing!

  4. fabulous – thank you 😉

  5. Super cute! Just so you know, those are hexagons not pentagons 🙂

  6. Love these! What a great use for this free shape! 🙂

  7. These are so cute! Could you please share the brand of paint? It’s such a darling color I love it! Thanks!

  8. Hallo Brittany,
    it’s really lovely.
    Greeting from germany

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