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Testing Trendy Pinterest DIYs: Geometric Cork Coasters

Geometric Cork Coasters

After attempting to make cork necklaces as Christmas gifts, I was left with five of the six cork coasters. On Pinterest I have seen DIY Geometric Coasters and thought I already own all but one of the supplies so why not give it a try and see if this trendy DIY works or not.
The first set of coasters I made I did not reference any pictures from Pinterest, but for the second set I made I replicated four designs that were found on Pinterest.


Cork Drink Coasters
Acrylic Paint in Assorted Colors
Paint Brush Set
washi tape or painters tape (Dollar Tree, Scotch, Hobby Lobby)
Gloss Clear Acrylic Coating (water resistant) 
ruler (optional)
scissors (optional)
X-ACTO Knife (optional)


First place the tape where you want the cork to still be seen. I used three different sizes of washi tapes that all varied in width. This is not necessary, but I really liked the different patterns I was able to create by using a variety of washi tape. This is an example of a pattern that I replicated from Pinterest. I also used a ruler in order to make sure everything lined up and would not look wonky. 

After taping off the sections or creating a pattern or shapes, you are ready to paint. Make sure before you start painting that you have secured the tape to the cork and there are no air bubbles under that tape. 
I found that the lighter paint colors required more layers of paint. I would also recommend applying more thin and even layers of paint versus thicker layers. 
I let the paint dry overnight and then peeled up the tape the next morning. 
Before applying the gloss coating, use an exact knife to clean up the lines.
This next steps depend on the type of gloss coasting that you are using. The coating that I used instructed to spray a thin layer, let that dry and then spray on a second coat. It takes 24 hours for the coating to completely dry. After the 24 hours I felt as though the layer of gloss coasting was not think enough, so I applied another two coats and let is dry for another 24 hours. 

 Hit or Miss?

I think the end product of this DIY proves that this trendy DIY is a hit. This DIY is so easy because it does not require any serious DIY stills. The possibilities for the colors and patterns are endless and make for a great accessory for any room. Let me know if you recreate this DIY by tagging me on Instagram!

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