Sunday, November 29, 2009

Craft Project: Personalized Cork Coasters

This coaster was supposed to be made out of a recycled Christmas card but instead ended up as a stenciled cork coaster. Funny how that happens with crafts. You start out with one idea and end up with something completely different. Fortunately it's a nice "different" that makes for an easy craft project. These coasters are also relatively inexpensive to make. Simple directions below.


Supplies:
Cork board - can be found at craft stores and home improvement stores
Staz On Black Ink Pad
Pencil
Scissors
Stencil
Masking Tape

Trace circles onto cork board. I used a ramekin for my stencil. Cut out circles with scissors. Cork board is easy to cut with basic scissors.

Tape stencil to cork circle. You can buy a stencil or make your own. I chose the letter "O" for this set.


Using an eraser from a pencil, stamp it onto the ink pad and then stamp it on the cork until you fill in the stencil. Let Dry. Done.

You might be wondering if the ink will run. I was concerned about this as well. I wet the bottom of a glass and set it on the coaster for a couple hours. When I removed the glass the ink was still intact and looked just the same.

* You could also use stamps in replace of stencils.

11 comments:

happydays525 said...

Brilliant!

kaitlin said...

so cute!

My open roads said...

Hi! Just found your blog and I love your ideas! (so I had to blog about it :) )

Veronique said...

Love this! So simple & just perfect.

Alexander said...

Simple, personalised, and cool!

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Francie Horton said...

I just wanted to drop by and let you know that I’ve linked to gift tags/labels that you designed. The post is located here http://burdart.blogspot.com/2009/11/free-printable-artist-made-gift-tags.html There is also a text only post for slower connections just below it. Thank you for sharing your art so freely. I would love it if you would let me know if you have designed other tags or labels that should be included. And please, by all means, share this post. Stamp out store tags! ;)
Francie

Deanna said...

Love this idea! I don't have anyone on my Christmas list that I can use this for this year (kids don't appreciate fine things such as coasters), but will use it for friends' bdays this year! Thanks!

Rima said...

This is a great idea. I am going to try it!

Ayie said...

maybe mine i will design with cartoon outline

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Wow, what a fun and easy idea, I love it! Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

Wendy said...

I love how these look with the "raw" cork. A little vintage, a little industrial!

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