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!