DIY Geometric Coasters with Cork and Vintage Mason Jar Lids

diy coasters with cork and geometric design

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I love shopping in my parent’s garage.  It’s absolutely amazing how much stuff they have and I always seem to leave with something I “need”.  My last trip resulted in a enamelware canning pot, which is actually something I did, but as an added bonus, inside of the pot was a stash of glass canning jars and a few older lids.  As soon as I saw the lids I knew they would make the perfect base to some sort of coaster.

diy cork coasters 1I started by tracing the lids onto the pieces in this Cork Coaster Set.

DIY cork coasters 2Then, I cut out the circles and made sure they fit inside the lids.

DIY cork coasters 3I taped off some geometric patterns with FrogTape, making sure to press firmly along the edges to prevent bleed through.

DIY cork coasters 4I brushed on three different colors of acrylic paint, brushing over the edge of the tape into the center.  This also helps to prevent paint from getting under the tape.

DIY cork coasters 5I used Semi Gloss Polycrylic to brush three coats on the front and two coats on the backs and sides.  I wanted to be sure to give it a waterproof finish, since they will be exposed to condensation and spills.

DIY cork coasters 6A couple dabs of E6000® Craft Adhesive holds the cork in place, but any type of glue would probably work just fine.

diy coasters with vintage mason jar lid

It was fun to try to come up with different designs.  This isn’t something that I’m really good at, but I think I actually like how they turned out!

Mason jar lid cork coasters

I just love the look of the aged metal on the sides.

DIY geometric coasters with cork and vintage mason jar lids

Vintage meets modern – I’m loving the mix.

vintage mason jar lid coasters

Our coffee cups just barely fit on the ring.  Thankfully our glasses have smaller bases and fit perfectly, allowing a little of the pattern to show.

diy geometric coasters with cork

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old mason jar lids become diy geometric coasters

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20 thoughts on “DIY Geometric Coasters with Cork and Vintage Mason Jar Lids

    1. You’re totally right! Yesterday, they were lined up, one on each stair, in our living room. I’m not sure what game was being played with them, but I know I didn’t leave them there. 😉

  1. These are a beautiful mix of old and new! I love the “now” colors mixed with the textures of the cork and old lid. Great project (and tutorial), Jenny!
    Thank you for sharing this week at Brag About It link party on VMG206 (Mondays at Midnight). I plan to feature you next week!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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