DIY: Cork Coasters

I so love getting to kick off the week with a craft!  We have another super easy project today and I am psyched about it because it incorporates some of the colors I will be featuring in our new kitchen.  I know you would typically use coasters in the living room, but I am being uber protective of our new counters so I wanted some for in there as well.  I originally found this craft on Pinterest (duh) and it led me to this tutorial from Martha Stewart.  And really, can you go wrong with Martha Stewart?  Here’s what we are making today!

And here’s how to make this fun craft!

1.  Gather supplies.  You need cork coasters (found mine at Ikea), painter’s tape, paint, sponge brushes and vinyl letters.

2.  Figure out and place your design.  I did my initial on one coaster and spelled out the word “sip” on another (I wanted to do “cheers” but I’m running out of letters!).  With the other two I just did random stripes.  I wasn’t too particular on spacing, just kind of went for it!

3.  Then paint over your designs with the craft paint.  With the letters in particular, make sure they are fully stuck down and paint over them carefully.  Make sure your tape is nice and smooth before painting!

4.  I always make sure to remove tape when the paint is still a little wet and make sure you go slowly!  When you’re done removing your designs, you should have coasters like this!

Cute and easy, right?  I got so many ideas when I was working on these.  Think of all the different designs you could do, holidays, drink outlines, the sky is the limit!  I will be going back to Ikea and stocking up on these coasters, that’s for sure!


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