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Easy Wine Bottle Coaster From a PVC Cap

Use a 4″ PVC pipe cap to make a unique wine bottle coaster! It’s perfect for parties and you can’t even tell it’s plastic when you’re done.

Skills Required: Beginner. You’ll be using spray paint and then decoupaging paper to the side of your coaster. It’s a very simple project even if you don’t have much crafting experience.

DIY wine bottle coasters

Hi, it’s David from Cheltenham Road – just back from stalking the aisles of my local Home Depot.

I really enjoy playing the “what can I make out of that?” game. I’ve made lots of projects from hardware store materials including luminaries, a map lamp, handle decorators, picture frames, vases, and coasters.

My favorite section is typically the plumbing section. It always seems to have tons of possibilities for surfaces. I was in party craft mode thinking about an upcoming celebration. But what the heck can you use from the plumbing section to turn into party decor??

That’s when it hit me.

This time I noticed the simple PVC caps that you would use to seal up the end of a pipe. They come in multiple sizes. I thought the four-inch version would make a great and useful wine bottle coaster. You know, just to “class the joint up” a bit!

The caps are sturdy and, better yet, crazy inexpensive ($1.80 a piece)! With some Mod Podge and paper you can make them match any occasion.

Here is what I used for mine!

Use a 4" PVC pipe cap to make a unique wine bottle coaster! It's perfect for parties and you can't even tell it's plastic when you're done.

Wine Bottle Coaster

  • 4″ Drain Pipe Cap
  • Matte Mod Podge (not pictured)
  • Hard Coat Mod Podge
  • Black Spray Paint
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Cork
  • Craft Glue (not pictured)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

It all came together pretty quickly.

I sprayed the cap black and while it dried cut the scrapbook paper. I cut mine just a tiny bit narrower than the width of the cap.

Since one sheet of paper wouldn’t go all the way around, I did some careful cutting to make the pattern match where the two pieces met.

Use a 4" PVC pipe cap to make a unique wine bottle coaster! It's perfect for parties and you can't even tell it's plastic when you're done.

Using Matte Mod Podge and a foam brush I attached the paper to the cap.

Use a 4" PVC pipe cap to make a unique wine bottle coaster! It's perfect for parties and you can't even tell it's plastic when you're done.

and once it had dried gave it a couple of coats of Hard Coat Mod Podge for durability.

Use a 4" PVC pipe cap to make a unique wine bottle coaster! It's perfect for parties and you can't even tell it's plastic when you're done.

To absorb moisture from any sweating wine bottle, I used the craft glue to add one of the cork rounds to the inside bottom of the cap. I also added the other cork round to the bottom to protect the furniture.

Use a 4" PVC pipe cap to make a unique wine bottle coaster! It's perfect for parties and you can't even tell it's plastic when you're done.

Let the wine flow freely!

Yield: 1 coaster

Wine Bottle Coaster

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Learn how to make a coaster for a wine bottle using PVC pipe! This is such an easy and unique project.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • 4" Drain Pipe Cap
  • Matte Mod Podge
  • Hard Coat Mod Podge
  • Black Spray Paint
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Cork
  • Craft Glue

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

Instructions

  1. Spray paint the cap black and let dry.
  2. Cut out the scrapbook paper - just a tiny bit narrower than the width of the cap, and enough to fit all the way around.
  3. Use Matte Mod Podge and a brush to attach the paper to the cap.
  4. Once it dries, give it a couple of coats of Hard Coat Mod Podge for durability. Let dry.
  5. Use craft glue to attach one cork circle to the inside of bottom of the cap. Let dry. Add another cork round to the bottom of the cap to protect the furniture. Let dry completely before using.

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Further Thoughts – ie. ideas I thought of only after I had finished my wine bottle coaster (happens all the time!).

As I did this, it occurred to me that it would also be cool to use silver spray paint rather than black for a more upscale look.

They do sell black PVC caps but they were a lot more expensive (I don’t know why).

If you wanted to add a little extra weight to your wine bottle coaster, you can. Attach the PVC cap to one of those round, wood plaques that Michaels sells, which I think would finish it off nicely.

These pipe caps would also make great little dishes for keys or odds and ends. Perhaps, rather than the cork, just Mod Podge in the decorative paper on the inside of the cap.

Then seal it with Hard Coat Mod Podge or perhaps even Envirotex Epoxy for a really sturdy bottom.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments!


Also once you open your wine, your guests are going to need wine markers (right??). Go to the tutorial, because there’s even a free printable!

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Sheila

Wednesday 2nd of March 2016

Cork Sheets cane found in an Auto accessories store. It's used for making new gaskets. It could be cheaper as craft stuff is often a bit more expensive.

MM

Wednesday 2nd of March 2016

What a great idea!

Could you use a tuna or cat food can instead of a PVC cap? The photo reminded me of one and I'm big on re-use and recycling.

You would want to use one of those can openers that crimp the edge (called no sharp edges or safety openers). If the can bottom is ridged, that's not really a problem because the cork would cover it up.

Amy

Wednesday 2nd of March 2016

Probably MM! Anything that would fit a wine bottle (or big beer bottle, or whatever you are making a coaster for). Great idea!

Linda Batson

Thursday 25th of February 2016

Love love this idea I do have a question? Two really cause I'm new to mod podge. Cork?, where did you get it and why two different mod podges. Sorry for the stupid questions just want to learn. Thanks Linda

David

Thursday 25th of February 2016

Hi Linda, welcome to Mod Podge! You can find simple, small, cork sheets or pre-cut rounds at Michaels or Staples. The Matte Mod Podge works just great for attaching the paper and you could totally use it for the final sealing coat as well. I just like to use Hard Coat just for a bit of extra durability and protectio as it's designed to be a bit more hardy than the others. Either one is totally fine and will do the job. Hope that helps! Thanks for your comment. David

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