Thursday, November 10, 2016

DIY cork coasters for the holidays

diy cork coasters | Lorrie Everitt Studio

Looking for a simple holiday gift project? How about these custom holiday coasters.

diy cork coasters | Lorrie Everitt Studio

I created these four coasters in less than an hour using digital graphics and a font that I purchased from Creative Market. I put one initial on each coaster design so everyone in my family would have their own coaster.

diy cork coasters | Lorrie Everitt Studio

Here's what you will need to create these yourself: cork coasters, laminating sheets, scissors, pencil, glue and a glass (a little smaller than your coasters).

diy cork coasters | Lorrie Everitt Studio

After designing each coaster, I printed them out on card stock. Before laminating the paper, you need to cut out the designs into circles that are slightly smaller than your cork coaster. I used a drinking glass as a template to draw circles with a pencil around my art.

diy cork coasters | Lorrie Everitt Studio

Follow the instruction on your self laminating sheets to laminate the paper circles. The next step is to cut out the laminated coaster designs. Keep in mind as you are cutting that you need to leave a clear border around each circle so that the paper remains laminated.

diy cork coasters | Lorrie Everitt Studio

The last step is to glue your laminated art on to the cork coasters.

I created these holiday coasters as part of a #makefulchallenge. I received the cork coasters in the mail from Makeful and was instructed to embellish them any way I wanted. You can see my entry into the contest here.

The holiday graphics bundle from Creative Market is called Holiday Happiness by Lisa Glanz and the font is called Mulberry .

Holiday Happiness digital graphics bundle by Lisa Glanz on Creative Market

Mulberry font from Creative Market

You could also create these coasters using photographs, wrapping paper or decorative scrapbooking papers. Stay tuned for more holiday gift giving and decorating projects.



diy cork coasters | Lorrie Everitt Studio

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