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!


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.


Step 2: Paint each section with acrylic paints.


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


Step 4: Enjoy beautiful hand-painted coasters!


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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