DIY Gift Guide: Cute Cork Coasters

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How many of you save the cork after finishing a bottle of wine? If you do, you’re in luck because today’s DIY Gift Guide craft is just the project for you: Cork Coasters! They make for excellent presents for all the winos in your life. Or, tie them onto a nice bottle of wine for a simple yet thoughtful host gift. Below are instructions on how to make cork coasters.

Makes 2 coasters

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Here’s what you will need…

  • 16 corks (Make sure they are all equal in size as some corks are a tiny bit bigger than others.)
  • hot glue gun + clear glue

Instructions

  1. Lay out all of your corks and group together similar size corks for each coaster.
  2. Using a hot glue gun, glue together eight corks in pairs of two. Make sure to apply glue in thin linear strips to avoid excess glue running over the sides.
  3. Once the glue has dried, lay out paired corks in alternating pattern as shown in photo #3. Then glue paired corks together.
  4. Allow glue to dry for one minute and voila, you have yourself an adorable little coaster.

Are you going to give this DIY a try?

XO Lauren

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  • Sarah Heckle

    Cute DIY! My mother in law has a couple wine cork corkboards — there are so many cool projects you can do with them. These coasters would look perfect on our bar cart! Looks like I need to start drinking more wine, hahha!

  • Amy Breckenridge

    Very cute! I recently did a post on DIY coasters as well – check it out! http://cupcakes-n-couture.blogspot.com/2011/11/diy-coasters.html

  • Kellie Norton

    Such a cute idea! I would have never thought of that! I’m gonna start keeping my corks :) Thanks Lauren!

  • Melissa Panici

    Very cute idea! I will have to start keeping my corks! Thanks Lauren:)

  • Stacie Grissom

    Cute idea, what a great gift!

    I have a DIY blog full of DIY fashion and crafts. :)

  • Heather Kindred

    I love this idea! Especially for the people in my life that enjoy wine! Very cute and creative idea! Thank you!!

  • Tiffani Stuart

    I always keep them, but end up throwing them away, b/c I don’t know what to do w/them!! These are great! I’m always looking for more coasters, since a bunch of mine end up w/earrings in them after a hard day, lol. Love this idea!!

  • Tiffani Stuart

    PS, I’m concerned as to what kind of cups/glasses can sit on these? It seams to me that you wouldn’t want to put a flute or something too “”vertical”” on this, since the surface is bumpy… Is this true? Or can you put any kind of cup/glass on this?

  • Rebecca Kelsey Sampson

    I will TOTALLY try this out. Great idea, so clever.

    I’m making DIY Fortune Cookie gifts: http://bit.ly/ugsws1

    Kindness is the best accessory,
    Rebecca

  • Larissa Wilhelm

    This is adorable! I’m really excited to try this! Thanks Lauren!

    http://fitnessmisc.blogspot.com/

  • tinamarie

    awe, going to have start saving my corks!!

  • Emily Hanson

    OMG!!! That is so awesome!!! It sooo kills to birds with one stone! I have been saving my corks for a while, knowing they could be useful, but didn’t know for what. AND my bf and I have been looking for costers that are nice, but cheap, and this is a look that would work for us! Not too girly, not too manish! Can’t wait to make!!!!

  • Kimmy S

    love this idea so much!

  • Dana

    I will definitely do this! I recently made a cork board using this same idea. I glued wine corks onto an empty picture frame for a different way to hang tickets, pictures, etc.– so cute!

  • Courtney Moore
  • Amber Welles

    this is such a great idea. very cute and easy.

  • Alex Smith

    thsi is definately a great idea..this is looking really amazing..You can check this out for beautiful Easter Gifts

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