Don’t Throw Out Those Wine Corks – Turn Them Into Coasters


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Wine Corks Prove Useful

If you have an area of the house where people sit down and drink coffee, beer, wine, or really any other drink, coasters are a must-have. They protect any surface from the drink, plus they’re cute!


Especially if they look like this.

Are you a wine drinker like me? Then do I have the DIY project for you. Save up those wine corks from the bottles you’ve been drinking, then make some coasters!

That’s right, all you need to make some coasters are some wine corks, along with something to line the underside of them, such as cork board or glass.

I first learned about wine cork coasters through this video by YouTube channel Try This!, which allows you to create a smooth monochromatic coaster.

If a cleaner style is more your thing, these coasters are for you. You’ll still get the rustic elements from the texture of the cork, but it won’t be nearly as eye-catchingly textured, fitting more with the clean style.

Check out this YouTube video to figure out how to make this style of wine cork coaster.

Then, I did a bit more research and found a more rustic way to create coasters from wine corks. Needless to say, I fell in love.

These coasters look absolutely stunning with almost every kind of decor there is, and they are so easy to make. The best part? They make great gifts, too! What’s not to love about that?

I’m guessing by now you’d like to learn how to make your own rustic coasters from wine corks, so with that, let’s get started.

First, you’ll want to make sure you’re using natural cork so the coasters are absorbent. Boil your corks for 10 minutes to get the wine out, sterilize them, and get them to expand.

One at a time, remove the corks and cut them in half lengthwise like it’s shown in the video. Do 4 of these for 1 coaster.

Then, you’ll use hot glue to stick that cork to your base, and you’re done! Watch the video below for more tips & tricks. Good luck!