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Can Never Have Enough of These During the Holidays!

The holidays are quickly approaching and so are the family gatherings and parties. I don't know about you but I never seem to have enough coasters for all the festive drinks. Then while floor shopping, yes it is relative to my subject on coasters, an idea came to me as I held a sample of a cork flooring. It was almost the right size, had a soft cork backing and with a little paint and imagination , it would make a perfect coaster. See I told you the two subjects were related!
This is the sample of the cork flooring and yes they were free, at least at this store.
Next I had them cut square by my handy man, my dear husband, and painted them.
I had some lazer cut snowflakes from last years after Christmas sale which I thought would stand out nicely with the black background,glued them in place and added a little fairy dust.
Next for the edges, can't forget the finishing touch. I glued some ribbon around the edges then mod-podged the top and sides.
This was a little work for a great outcome, at least I thinks so and the best thing is you get to use your imagination to create your own coasters with a Fall theme, beach theme or what ever comes to your mind. Left out the final step and my friends on hometalk have reminded me to say I used an acrylic sealer to finish them off. I think they should hold up to the sweating container just as well as some expensive glass coasters I have.

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  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Sep 8, 2015

    These are great!

  • Joy
    Joy Jackson, MI
    on Sep 9, 2015

    You don't think the water from the glass/cup would ruin the paint?

    • Maria
      Maria Denham Springs, LA
      on Sep 9, 2015

      Thanks @Joy for reminding me I forgot the last step . After the mod podge drys well, at least 24 hrs, spray them with an acrylic sealer that should do the job of water proofing them.

  • Vickie G
    Vickie G Greeley, CO
    on Sep 9, 2015

    Not trying to be a Debbiedowner, But isn't the purpose of a coaster to catch moisture from your glass? If the cork is painted and sealed, won't it just run off? I do love the look.

    • Maria
      Maria Denham Springs, LA
      on Sep 9, 2015

      This is why I like hometalk. Two heads better than one. The next ones I do I will flip them and use the cork side up and use little felt pads on the hard bottom. Will show you some when I do them. Thanks Vickie and Tess !

  • Cindy
    Cindy Colorado Springs, CO
    on Sep 9, 2015

    very cute idea! thanks for sharing ;)

  • Sandy Szaldak Brown
    Sandy Szaldak Brown
    on Sep 10, 2015

    This is such a great idea, thanks for sharing, very creative!

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