DIY cork coasters

We had a stocking stuffer party back in December that was tons of fun – we had 3 different projects for people to do, and a huge sale from one of our favorite jewelry artists, Vinca.

One of the free projects we had for people were these awesome cork coasters.

DIY cork coasters - The Burlap Bag

We started off with huge sheets of cork that we cut into 4inch x 4inch square pieces. (here’s a link to something similar to what we bought, but ours was flat//not a roll)

We then cut and painted them to have cute designs. We traced our shapes and designs with pencil, which worked best for us rather than free-handing everything, as we could erase as needed :). We attempted using paint pens but found that just a thin paint brush and white paint worked beautifully.

Cut ideas: circles, squares, triangles, hexagons, pentagons, state shapes, hearts, etc.

Paint ideas: polka dots, zig zags, simple lines, a simple little heart where your city is in the state, etc.

Tie 4 or 5 together and they make a super cute housewarming gift!


One Comment

  1. Connie at Bird and Seed January 14, 2014 at 10:55 am

    aha! cork! I’ve been pondering ways to make some coasters but hadn’t decided on how to yet. I love these- cute & simple!

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