DIY Cork Coasters


March 7, 2013

Today’s DIY is so simple. Cork coasters. Seriously…this project might even be something a husband or boyfriend could do…it’s THAT easy.

I actually made these cork coasters because I was using some tile coasters I had pinned and painted myself, but the problem was whenever I put a really sweaty drink on top of it, it just sat there in a pool. I didn’t like that! Luckily the cork coasters absorb all of the excess water and keep everything nice and clean:)

I like these coasters a lot because they are relatively inexpensive (especially if you have most of the materials on hand, like I did) and is something great you could give as little gifts or even favors if you wanted to round up a few friends to help you make a bunch!

First, gather up all of your materials!

I used:

  • Basic acrylic craft paint I found at Michael’s or JoAnn (can’t remember, it’s been a while since I bought it)
  • A cheapo foam brush (49 cents at Michael’s…HOLLA!)
  • Coasters (also from Michaels)
  • Tape (you can use painters tape if you have it, but any tape that isn’t overly sticky will do. Washi tapes work great for this if you have some extra on hand because they are skinnier than painters tape)
  • Twine (this is actually unnecessary unless you want to package them and give as a gift)


Step One: Use the tape to mark off whatever pattern you’d like! Make sure the tape is on nice and smooth so no paint gets underneath.


Step two: PAINT! So easy! Once you’re finished painting, rip off the tape immediately. This helps ensure your paint doesn’t bleed and you have crispy lines.


I used a stencil I had leftover from my Valentines for the heart coaster:)


Step Four: Enjoy a cold drink on top of your coaster! Or package and give to a friend!


Leave a Comment

  1. Urška Majer

    March 7th, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Such a great idea! Love it 🙂

  2. Natalie

    March 7th, 2013 at 7:40 am

    This is so cute! Love!

  3. Angela Snyder

    March 7th, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Cute idea for favors 🙂

  4. Kathy

    March 7th, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Very cute!! I wish we used coasters more.

  5. Brea

    March 7th, 2013 at 8:44 am

    You are so crafty! I have really pretty ones that are tile wrapped in gorgeous paper, but whenever a drink sweats it gets the paper wet. Not at all practical! I may need to try this.

  6. Emilia Jane

    March 7th, 2013 at 9:29 am

    What a cute project!!

  7. teri pozniak // tPoz

    March 7th, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Crafty McCrafterson!! so cute!

  8. Sarah

    March 7th, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    EASY PEASY! and cute 😀

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