Introduction: Upcycled Cork Coasters
The way I got the idea of my cork coasters were when I was walking home. I was trying to think of a new instructable. Then I thought why not use the corks that have been sitting in my closet for years. That's when I realized I had a lack of things to put my drinks on. So I thought of these.
Step 1: Materials
1)Corks (Preferably the same size for every single one)
2)A hot glue gun (or a stronger glue)
3)If you don't have a glue gun then you probably don't have hot glue sticks. Make sure to buy those
4)Also if you're doing this on a table you like put something under it like a cutting board or a news paper
While your waiting for your hot glue gun to warm up, arrange the corks in a pattern like this. This will give you an idea on what it will look like later when your product is finished.
then glue the corks like this. These will make the rows of your cork coasters. Make sure you glue them like this. It will help you later.
Then glue them like this and glue the two halves together for your coaster. You're almost done just one more step until you're done.
Then reinforce ONLY one side with hot glue. I can't stress this enough. Make sure you just fill in the cracks in one side. Then let it dry and you have your coasters!
Step 6: Final Product
When you're done you should have something like this. I hope you enjoyed the instructable I created.
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