Painted Cork Coasters

by Amy on May 26, 2009

Hi everyone! Hope you had a lovely weekend. We are in serious summer vacation countdown mode around here! Here’s a simple project we did this weekend with some cork trivets I’ve had forever. You could do this with standard size cork coasters, too – I like that ours are oversized and thick, though, especially with kids around!

Supplies:

Cork coasters or trivets (Ours are trivets from IKEA, around 7.5″ diameter)

Acrylic paints

Painter’s tape or masking tape

Step 1: Use tape to create your design. The girls came up with this pattern, but stripes would be fun, too.

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Step 2: Paint each section with acrylic paints.

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Step 3: Peel off the tape – this was the girls’ favorite part! Let dry completely.

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Step 4: Enjoy beautiful hand-painted coasters!

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Wouldn’t these be a great Father’s Day gift? I love projects that all ages can create and have success with, from toddlers to teens! We might experiment with painting on a simple design with a stencil, too. Or making polka dots…. or making a leaf print. So many ideas!

Here’s a question for all you crafty types – do you think I need to seal them? If so, with what? Thanks! :)

Happy creating!

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