Make it Monday: DIY cork coasters

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – If you have extra wine corks, in this week’s Make It Monday, we’re putting them to good use!

Pitt County crafter Kathryn Bulow suggests upcycling used corks and making coasters.

“If you have your corks already, the coasters will only cost you about a dollar each,” said Bulow.

Here’s what you’ll need:
– about a dozen wine corks
– mini decorative frames of your choice
– a hot glue gun

First, gather your corks. You have two options when it comes to assembly. You can leave your corks whole and the coaster can sit higher, or you can cut the corks in half.

“You want them nice and even,” said Bulow. “You can cut them with a non-serrated blade knife or a very sharp kitchen knife that you have.”

Then, lay out the corks in the design you’d like.

Make sure the surface is even, so your beverage can lay flat on top.

Next, get your glue gun and generously apply glue to the back of each cork and press and hold it on the frame.

These coasters are not only practical but are sure to look great on a coffee or end table.

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