Friday, March 5, 2010
More Cork Creations: *Coasters*
I posted about these cork wreaths a while back and wanted to follow up with more fun and beautiful cork creations!
For our wedding in 2007, Chris and I made these cork coasters as favors for all of our guests. They are so easy to make and are really fun to use around the house. We've also made trivets and table runners using the same idea only on a much larger scale :) Since the wedding, my Dad has made trivets with beautiful wood trim and I am hoping that he will trim some coasters for me as well (hint hint, Dad!!)
To make the cork coasters, simply cut a piece of flat corkboard (you can buy 12 by 12 inch squares at Michaels and Target) into 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 inch squares with scissors or a paper cutter and glue 8 corks onto the flat corkboard with a hot glue gun. Alternate the corks so that two pair are horizontal and two pair are vertical in opposite corners. It is also cute to cut off just the top 1/2 inch of red wine corks and glue then onto the corkboard for a different look!
Then, simply tie them up in fun ribbons and add a cute note. Voila!
We used the cork theme theme throughout the wedding as we were married at a winery and it really pulled the whole decor together beautifully!