I love any project or craft I can create using something I already have. This may possibly be the easiest and cheapest thing I have ever created, and one of my favorites! I made these Wine Cork Coasters using some old wine corks a piece of cork left over from my office, and hot glue. Let me show you just how easy these are to make...
I guess technically, the first step would be to drink some wine! No problema! Save your corks, because not only do I have this cork project, but a few more as well!
Gather four wine corks and cut each of them right down the center using a sharp knife. I don't recommend doing this after drinking wine, of course!
You should then have 8 wine cork halves.
Lay them out in a pattern on the corner of a cork piece. I used this left over piece of cork roll from my office, but you could totally use a piece of felt. Just keep in mind that you want to use something durable enough to hold the corks, but soft enough that it won't scratch your tables.
Cut a square from the cork and hot glue each ½ wine cork onto the cork flat end down.
Be sure to press them down well so they adhere to the piece of cork.
That's it! You now have a super fun homemade coaster! You could totally group four of these together and tie them with ribbon for a nice gift!
I think it's so much more fun than a lame old store bought coaster, and the corks keep liquid from pooling on your table!
So...do you have any leftover wine corks?
Here a few other fun projects I have made using wine corks...Click to view!
Cork Board Made From an Old Window and Wine Corks
andrea cammarata says
Now this is fabulous! More excused to drink wine right! Thanks for sharing Jess...I think I have everything I need for a set of 6!!! hugs...
Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog says
Cute! And so simple too-- love that! Thanks so much for the inspiration, Jessica! Have a wonderful week!
I like this! I might have to make a few of these! I am doing all the Christmas gifts under $5 this year so this could for sure work!
I went to our local Beverage leqour and wine ask for corks, or any winery be happy to give them up. Makings cork ideas ever since. I like to boil my corks for 5 minutes before cutting them. Thanks for the tip.
What does boiling the corks first do?