DIY Cork Coasters

Cork Coasters are so easy and fun to make!

 
For this project you will need:
CD's, a roll of cork, spray adhesive, pictures from your laser printer, woodworker's transfer tool, scissor or a razor blade.

I first used spray adhesive on the cork and the CD's. I sprayed them outside as the spray adhesive has an odor. Wait a few minutes before putting them together. 


Cut around the cork close to your CD’s.


 Print out your pictures with your laser printer. 
*(Mirror image your picture if it has letters or numbers on it)

 Plug in your woodworker's transfer tool and transfer your picture onto the cork. 
HOW TO:
Rub the woodworker's transfer tools round tip back and forth all over the paper. You can peel up the paper to see how it's transferring the image. If you want the image darker put the paper back down without moving it. Go back over the paper once again with the woodworker's transfer tool. 

You can find the woodworker's transfer tool on my sidebar. 


Cork image transfers are very quick and easy to do using your woodworker's transfer tool. 


I've tried all kinds of designs on the cork coasters.

Each design transferred with ease.


So far I've used my woodworker's transfer tool on fabric, wood, terra cotta pots and cork. 


Making pretty coasters with your woodworker's transfer tool is so much fun! 



I've been making many coasters for my family and friends.



You can use your coasters indoors or outdoors for entertaining. 


I’m off to make some for Christmas!

Happy Crafting!
xo,
Dee
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37 comments:

Dawn said...

Those are to cute, and how fun for a quick Christmas gift. I love them!

Laurie said...

what a beautiful hostess gift!! I like this, perfect for holiday entertaining!!

allisamazing said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

These turned out great, Dee! I love all the images you used.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Those are super cute Dee...love them!

Barbara said...

Dee I love these...how adorable! You are so very clever!
XO Barbara

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I bought some cork coasters a long time ago and now I can't find them. I never even thought about making them. I took a couple and glued some of my seashells around the edges for candle holders. I'll keep this project in mind! Thanks!

ANNE said...

Beautiful designs! I love these!!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Dee,
Those are really lovely, they're not too wild because of the two colors only.
Hugs,
Mariette

poppilinnstudios said...

Great idea, Dee. You are so creative!
-Lynn

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Oh, Dee its wonderful to see you back! The coasters turned out so pretty,cute and oh so Frenchy!They will make beautiful holiday gifts:)Nice to see your creativity, once again! Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Hugs, Poppy

Art and Sand said...

Those coasters are totally cool.

I am going to suggest to my daughter that we make some of these. I have a tower of never used CDs.

Thanks for the inspiration.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Dee these are fabulous and unique, great holiday gifts! I love how you used the cd's

Carol

Jann said...

I am blown away seeing all your talent! love all things Frenchie as well........

Dana Bishop said...

This is an amazing project. I hope I have time before Christmas to give the coaster idea a try. Your blog is awesome and I'm a new follower

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Fabulous idea! Love your creative use of the cork and the transfer tool.

chateau chic said...

I really like these coasters, Dee! What a great gift they'll make!
Mary Alice

Becky said...

Dee, these are just so cute! Reminds me why I want to get a laser printer so I can do all the fun stuff you do with it. Hmmmm... Christmas is coming. :^D

Jann Olson said...

So clever. I love them Dee!
hugs,
Jann

Judy Haughton-James said...

Great job Dee! They are certainly going to make wonderful Christmas gifts.

Little Miss Maggie said...

Adorable!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

incredible! very nice for sure

The Vintage Chateau said...

You always have such fun projects! One more thing for me to try my hand at!
Karee

Jeannie Marie said...

Those are fabulous! It's a terrific way to repurpose those CD's!

Debbiedoos said...

Those are so flippen cute and clever Dee!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Dee, these are fantastic! A friend just sent me a set of cork coasters! I am going to heat up my woodworker's tool and make these! Thank you for sharing this!

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

I love them, Dee- so clever to use cd's!

Donna Wilkes said...

If I did not have a self-imposed "no craft supplies" rule, I would break down and get one those transfer tools. Love the coasters - the bee hive is one of my favorite images.

Edzellinni aka Linda Edkins Wyatt said...

wow, what a great idea! I am going to have to get one of those tools and try your technique.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Dee, These are so cute and such a great gift idea. I am thinking of coasters with a vineyard theme and a bottle of wine.
xx,
Sherry

Cottage and Broome said...

What a great project! Thanks for the step by step how to. Hope you have a wonderful turkey day, Laura

Biljana said...

Great project, thanks for sharing, I love all:)

Ivy and Elephants said...

How clever! These are adorable, Dee.
Hope your Thanksgiving is happy and blessed.
Hugs,
Patti

Donna Heber said...

Your coasters are just fantastic Dee! You are always so creative. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Art @ Home said...

You are so clever! I never would have thought to use a woodworker's tool like that. I love your coasters!

xo,
RJ

Eclectically Vintage said...

Perfect for all of the cocktails I'll be serving this holiday season! Very cool that you can use that woodworkers tool for this!
Kelly

Unknown said...

The woodworking tool is burning the paper before the image fully transfers. The tool is brand new out if the box. How can I prevent this from happening?

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