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Personalized Coasters

Embellished cork coasters are a personal, practical hostess gift, protecting tables from guests' frosty glasses. 




  • Cork coasters
  • Masking tape
  • Vinyl letters
  • Stencil brush
  • Craft paint
  • Ribbon


  1. Step 1

    Create stripes with masking tape and initials with vinyl letters. 

  2. Step 2

    With a stencil brush, apply craft paint; let it dry; then remove tape or letter.

  3. Step 3

    Tie together with ribbon, and give with a bottle of booze.

Martha Stewart Living, August 2012



Reviews (3)

  • mnicolek 10 Mar, 2015

    What if you dont have cork. What are other things you could use?

  • jbucc16 15 Dec, 2013

    I made these and here are a few things I learned along the way...
    1. It REALLY helps if you use Mod Podge on the cork prior to painting. This helps fill in the little groves and makes the paint go on much more smoothly and consistently.
    2. Make sure to press the tape and the letters down VERY well or else end up with smeary lines
    3. Takes 2 or more layers of paint
    4. Seal with more Mod Podge
    Details of my experience here:

  • Fran Jakubowicz 6 Aug, 2012

    Hygloss cork coasters are very user friendly and come in two sizes and a six count and 24 count package.I love this craft - I'm thinking home-made stocking stuffer! Anyways here is a link to the Hygloss coaster: