DIY Corkboard Coasters

No one likes ugly water markers on their tables…… So what do you do? Well if you are over 60 you use a coaster….. If you’re under 60 you should use a coaster! But why settle for plain old coasters when you can make your own, in any shape you want, from corkboard?!?


This easy craft can be accomplished with some corkboard (we bought ours at an office supply store), a marker and an utility knife. I wanted rooster coasters so I did a goggle search for an image I liked, printed it off and traced around it. Clip art works best. Just import the image into a word document to adjust the size to what you need.

Once you have your image, simply trace around it on the corkboard. Now it is time to get cutting. I placed a piece of cardboard under the corkboard so I didn’t cut my table and grabbed my utility knife. Go slow and use steady pressure as you cut. Images with less detail are so much easier to do. Corkboard can be a crumbly material and if you have lots of little points, they could fall off.

Once I had my image cut out, I sealed it with a homemade solution of half water/half white glue. This gave the coasters a tad more stability (aka all the little pieces don’t go chipping off at the edges.) Now tell me these aren’t stinking cute! And they are useful!! And just think of the gift giving possibilities with these bad boys! You can totally knock the socks of your family and friends by giving them a homemade gift!

62 thoughts on “DIY Corkboard Coasters

  1. This would be such an awesome gift!!!

    Thanks for linking up to our Betwitchin Party! Be sure to come back every Sunday starting at 6am EST over at OurMiniFamily.com to link up your projects again! 



    ~Cathy Mini~

  2. Another great idea Mindie, thank you for sharing this at Good Morning Mondays. I can really see this being an excellent gift idea for Christmas. Definitely going to book mark this one. Thanks and blessings

  3. I love this idea. What a great gift for someone. Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

    1. You won't have to wait long. The oldest country kid and I have been crafting none stop for almost three weeks for the upcoming county fair. Now I just need time to edit photos and write it all up!

  4. Hi Mindie,
    I love your coaster idea and the I think this is a great gift for almost anyone or any occasion. Who doesn't need more coasters? Thanks for sharing your idea. Congratulations on being featured on #WasteLessWednesday blog hop. Shared on twitter and pinned.

  5. Hi, Mindie! This is my first visit to Born Again Farm Girl. I discovered your blog at the Thursday Favorite Things link party where Bev of Eclectic Red Barn chose you as a featured blogger. Congratulations! These coasters are so clever. I might try this using one of my cookie cutters as a pattern. Thanks for the tutorial.

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