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DIY Painted Cork Coaster

This cork coaster project is inexpensive and easy for a non-crafty person to do. It's also a perfect holiday gift for co-workers or roommate. The only effort you need to put in to this project is planning the design, but it should be fun! Scroll through the image for supply list and pictorial instructions. They're meant for inspiration, so feel free to change up the design according to your need. Tip: Make sure your stickers are completely adhered to the coaster surface with no bubbles. This will help you get crisp lines.
Great tutorial! These days I'm grateful for opportunities for handmade gift and decor ideas that don't take a lot in time or materials - so these are just right :) Some of my non-crafty friends might even make them with me!
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