Monday, 18 January 2016

Mason Jar Coaster Tutorial



We have a fun little DIY crafty project to share with you today.


We thought a little DIY might be fun!  So we took this....


And made this...

Most of our furniture is very family friendly, but we have a couple of pieces that we like to "baby".  That said, we were in desperate need of some new coasters for the living room - the old ones were in really bad shape.

 

Being huge fans of Mason jars, we snagged these wide mouth lids from Amazon, and a roll of cork from the dollar store.  You will also need a hot glue gun, scissors and a pen.


The first step is to around trace the lid onto the back of the cord using a pen.  We tried a pencil first so it wouldn't show but didn't have much luck.  By tracing onto the back it doesn't really matter.


Next you will trim out your circles, using scissors.


And end up with this.  Now you can go ahead and hot glue the cork onto the lid.  Because the cork came on a roll it was slightly curled, we weighted it down for a couple of minutes while the glue set.  It dried nice and flat.


Now pop those lids back onto the bands and you have instant coasters.  We did not glue the lids to the bands, but Ian thinks we should. It hasn't made it onto the to do list yet, so we will see if it even gets done! ha!


Our lids have a slight gold-ish colour, you may be alble to find them in silver as well.  The gold looks great in our living room.


As you can see wee started using them right away! 


We typically use large mugs and the wide mouthed band are perfect for them.

Thank you for visiting with us today!
Ian and Laura

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