After our last article about crafts for reusing corks, we couldn’t help but get excited to try something. We opted for bourbon corks, this time, as they’re usually made of real cork (instead of that synthetic stuff), and have the neat wooden tops that give them a real rustic look. It also helped that we had a few laying around.
We also opted for ease, in this case. There are plenty of materials to use if you want to avoid using any sort of bonding agent – but thanks to the magic of a hot glue gun, we were able to whip this coaster up in about 10 minutes. And it shows.
What You’ll Need
9 Corks of the same height
A hot-glue gun
Jute twine (optional)
1. Using the right angle, glue the first two corks together. If there’s a label on top of the wood, hopefully you’ll do a better job of lining them up than we did. Continuing to use the straight edge to make clean lines, add additional corks one by one until you’ve created the desired shape. Allow the glue to fully cool/dry before picking it back up.
2. Once all 9 corks are glued together, flip the coaster over and bind with jute twine. To do this, simply glue the end of the jute twine to center of one side of the coaster, and begin wrapping around the cork portion, alternating gluing on every other side.
Easy enough! Now you can enjoy a frosty beverage in style.