DIY Pretty Cork Coasters | With Krista from The Happy Housie

Hello readers of twelveOeight!
It’s Krista from the happy housie ,
back again today contributing to this wonderful blog…
And can’t wait to share this fun little DIY Pretty Cork Coaster project with you.
These make a pretty little hostess gift, or you could easily make them for your own home as well.
DIY Cork Coasters hostess gift by thehappyhousie

 Gather the Goods:

One piece of 12×12 cork
Cutting mat and rotary cutter (could also use a ruler and exacto knife)
small paper cutter and paper cutting mat
 (you could also use scissors, a pencil, and ruler to cut straight lines)
Mod Podge
Scrapbook Paper
White Krylon Spray Paint
Outdoor gloss sealer spray

Gettin’ Some Craft On…

Start with a package of 12×12 cork tiles
(I got mine at the local Dollarama and only used one out of two in the package)
cork package
I used my rotary mat and cutter to cut one of the tiles into 4×4 squares
I got nine squares from one cork tile:
I then painted the cork tiles with some indoor/outdoor white spray paint.
I used paint with primer built in because the cork was raw,
 and I thought the primer paint would adhere best.
I then chose some pretty summer scrapbook paper from my hugely excessive pile of paper
 and cut it into 3.5 inch squares so as to leave a small white border around the edges:
I used Mod Podge to attach the paper squares to the cork tiles…
and then added Mod Podge over top as well.
I think I did three coats of Mod Podge on the top of the coasters.
I gently and carefully “massaged” out any bubbles and lines as
the Mod Podge was applied:
After allowing a good amount of dry time I sprayed the coasters
with a few coats of Indoor/Outdoor gloss sealer.
I let the sealer thoroughly dry and then wrapped these babies up!
cork coasters hostess gift tied by thehappyhousie
Perfect for summer fun beverages…
Cork coasters in use at thehappyhousie
I used these as part of a Summer Drink themed hostess gift…. and am sharing more
about that over at the happy housie today. I’d love for you to hop over and visit!
DIY Pretty Cork Coasters by thehappyhousie

Thank you to Tanya for having me here today! If you want to know what the next project might be… follow along on with me on Pinterest – there is usually some serious pinning action happenin’ as I form my ideas and before I get down to business. I sometimes post little extras and hints on Facebook as well. Thanks for reading! And remember my housie friends, HOME isn’t built in a day. Enjoy the journey.

What a great and oh so cute gift idea!
These would make such a great Secret Pal gift,
or thoughtful “just because” gift for a friend.
Thank you as always Krista for sharing your
talent and a slice of living on the lake with us 🙂

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  1. They're so pretty! I've been meaning to do this project for about a year now. Maybe this will give me the kick I need.

  2. They turned out great! Fun colors, too!!

  3. A very pretty project! The cork material is perfect for coasters, thanks for the tutorial!

  4. Great gift idea!!

  5. Lovely and easy! My kind of project! thanks for sharing!

  6. I love these! Bright, cheerful and fun.

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