Festive Coasters With Gold Foil

8 Materials
4 Hours

Every day is a party day with these cork coasters! Using gold foil flakes, cork, tape and paint, these festive coasters are easy to make and - unlike their felt counterparts - form a sparkling centrepiece for your table. Bring added sheen to a run-of-the-mill day, get togethers, festivities or birthdays by painting the cork with geometric patterns and decorating it with gold foil. These circular coasters can be used as party decorations, interior decorations or as personalised, handmade gifts.

Use a circle punch to cut some 3.5-inch circles from the cork.

On each circle, use washi tape to mask off the section to be painted.

Paint the masked off sections in black acrylic paint. Remove the washi tape before the paint is completely dry.

Wait until the black paint is completely dry. Then stick the double-sided tape where you want the gold foil to be.

Apply the gold foil onto the double-sided tape using a brush and press in until all of the tape is covered.

Finish the coasters with multiple layers of Mod Podge - Hard Coat to reinforce them and make them water-repellent.

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  • EMAN EMAN on Oct 29, 2019


  • Todaysgirlfriday Todaysgirlfriday on Oct 29, 2019

    I’ve heard that cork trees are harvested so much for human use decor and wine bottles? So I won’t be trying this and I would encourage others to reuse any items for a project like this

    • Brisnana Brisnana on Nov 02, 2019

      The harvesting of cork does not harm the tree (though such activity tends to reduce its life expectancy), in fact, no trees are cut down during the harvesting process. Only the bark is extracted, and a new layer of cork regrows, making it a renewable resource. ... Cork oaks commonly live more than 200 years.