I am always looking for new ideas for housewarming gifts. When I was making my chalkboard coasters, I thought that something a little simpler like cork coasters would also make a great housewarming gift too. Cork coasters are much lighter than the tile ones and also take up a lot less room!
So I grabbed some cork circles and got started with my homemade housewarming gift.
I started with some circle cork pieces, a few stencils and some acrylic paint. You can find the cork circles at the craft store or, sometimes, in the gardening section of places like Home Depot and Lowes. For the stenciling, I used a little foam stamper and pounced the paint onto the coasters. Just be sure to have a paper towel handy to off load the extra paint on the foam stamper before you start stenciling.
I wanted my coasters to look like a set but not all be exactly the same. So, I did a few different colors and stencils to make a set of different coasters that coordinated together.
Tie the coasters up with some twine and you’ve got an awesome housewarming gift. You could even make a bunch of these sets ahead of time and just store them for when you need a last minute hostess gift or want to add a little homemade touch to a bridal shower present.
Have you been making any new coasters recently? Do you prefer a stone coaster or something like cork? What do you normally give for housewarming gifts?