I make my custom coasters entirely by hand from cutting the wood base to the final bit of cork on the back but I'm always interested in new ways to do it.
While poking around the Dollar Store I discovered they had tons of these plastic coaster blanks so I grabbed a set and started playing around.
As you'll also know I'm all about vintage and I'm kinda nuts about vintage diary bottle top graphics. I thought it would be cool to make these look like big bottle tops so I scanned some of my favorite bottle top graphics and got to work..
I had most of the supplies on hand.
- 1 set of plastic dollar store coaster blanks
- Off-white spray paint
- Matte Mod Podge
- Envirotex Lite (available at Michaels Craft stores)
- Laser print outs of some vintage dairy labels <–click to get them!
- Double sided tape (totally optional but helpful!)
The coaster blanks came with a circle of cork that I needed to remove. I discovered it peeled up pretty easily and a bit of Goo Gone took care of any remaining residue or bits of cork.
I used the double sided tape to stick my coasters in place while I painted them.
And that's all there is to it.
to download a high resolution PDF (I've included six labels so you have some choices)
If you can't find the coaster blanks at your dollar store I was thinking a similar effect could be easily and affordably done using the saucer from a small clay pot or even a good sized metal lid from a jar.