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How to Make Cork Coasters
This post is part of the 28 days of Naptime Craft Time series — a month of simple DIY projects for your home that you can complete during naptime. See all the posts in this series here.

Make these homemade cork coasters to protect your table. This modern geometric design can fit any style with a different cut or color.

This is such a simple project I feel funny even writing it, but sometimes you just need some new coasters and don’t want to spend a chunk of money when you can just make some simple ones that match your home decor style perfectly.

Once I made the marble mugs, I knew we needed some coordinating cork coasters.

Make these homemade cork coasters to protect your table. This modern geometric design can fit any style with a different cut or color. #diy #coaster

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Craft Time: 10 minutes
Waiting Time: 30 minutes
Skill Level: Easy
Cost: $10

Materials to make cork coasters:

1. Stencil

First, you need to cut out your stencil and tape it to your cork. Tape your stencil in one corner to limit the amount of cutting you have to do. I tried cutting cork with regular scissors and an exacto knife and honestly I didn’t notice a big difference between the two.

The cork coaster ended up being 4.25″ at it’s widest point for reference.

Image of cutting cork coasters

Image of cutting cork coaster

2. Paint

Now, paint your cork white. You can either use spray paint or regular craft paint and a foam brush. I tried both and I like the spray paint better because it tends to get in the small crevasses a little bit better.

Image of tape on cork

Once the paint has dried, place a strip of painter’s tape at an angle on the cork. Make sure and seal the edge down well on the top and sides with your fingernail or a straight edge so the black paint won’t seep in. Now, all you need to do is spray your cork with black, remove the tape, and let it dry.

Image of marble mugs on cork coasters

Image of cork coasters

I love how simple these cork coasters are. If you want to make them a little more resistant to spills, you can spray them with a few coats of this clear acrylic sealer.

I like the simplicity of these coasters, but you could also do different shapes like a square, circle, or triangle with different colors to match your style.

Image of painted cork coasters

What do you think of these cork coasters? Which color would you do?

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