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

Step 2:

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.

Step 3:

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.

Step 4:

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.

Step 5:

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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    5 Discussions


    2 years ago

    Where did you get all those corks? Would love to try something like this.

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    Reply 2 years ago

    I asked for them from my family years ago for whatever reason. Maybe to do a project or something. So that's were I got them. You might be able to buy them at the store though.


    2 years ago

    I have seen a tray made from wine corks. It would be a great gift set with the coasters! In the 1970s my mother used a needle and fishing line and strung tiny sea shells and wine corks together to make curtains for our glass sliding door. Full length! They drank a lot of wine back then! These are great. Thank you for sharing!

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