Today we have a great craft tutorial from Krista of the Happy House! These are totally easy and cute to make, and I think they would make the perfect hostess gift!!
Hello readers of Domestic Superhero!
I am Krista from The Happy Housie here today to share a cute little summer craft project that would make a pretty little hostess gift, or you could easily make them for your own home as well.
These DIY Cork Coasters are quick and simple and ready for indoors or out!
Thank you so much to Allyson for having me here today. As I said, I spend most of my bloggy time over at The Happy Housie . I called my blog this because I think of myself as a "housie"; someone whose hobby and passion is all kinds of house related stuff like decorating, crafting, organizing, making old things new again, and DIY projects... like these easy DIY Cork Coasters that I am here to share with you today.
To make these you need:
One piece of 12x12 cork
Cutting mat and rotary cutter (could also use a ruler and exacto knife)
small paper cutter and paper cutting mat (you could also use scissors, a pencil, and ruler to cut straight lines)
White Krylon Spray Paint
Outdoor gloss sealer spray
To craft these up...
Start with a package of 12x12 cork tiles- I got mine at the local Dollarama and only used one out of two in the package:
I used my rotary mat and cutter to cut one of the tiles into 4x4 squares
I got nine squares from one cork tile.
I then painted the cork tiles with some indoor/outdoor white spray paint.
I used paint with primer built in because the cork was raw and I thought the primer paint would adhere best.
I then chose some pretty summer scrapbook paper from my hugely excessive pile of paper and cut it into 3.5 inch squares so as to leave a small white border around the edges:
I used Mod Podge to attach the paper squares to the cork tiles... and then added Mod Podge over top as well. I think I did three coats of Mod Podge on the top of the coasters.
I gently and carefully "massaged" out any bubbles and lines as the Mod Podge was applied:
After allowing a good amount of dry time I sprayed the coasters with a few coats of Indoor/Outdoor gloss sealer.
I let the sealer thoroughly dry and then wrapped these babies up!
Perfect for summer fun beverages...
Thank you to Allyson for having me here today!
I would love to invite you to come by and visit me at The Happy Housie anytime.
Our door is always open... come on by for our Summer House Tour...
Some of my favourite projects include....
Thanks for reading! And remember my housie friends, HOME isn't built in a day. Enjoy the journey.