My favorite part of the holiday season is spending time with family and friends. Well, that and all the tasty food! Now, I’m not the best cook/baker out there, so I mostly just bring a bottle of wine to all the holiday parties and over indulge on everyone else’s delicious cooking. To up my holiday party game, I thought it would be fun to make festive holiday cork coasters that I can bring as a hostess gift to go along with my usual bottle of wine or to have out at my house for when we host friends.

So for this month’s Cricut Design Challenge, I’m sharing the tutorial and project file to make these easy holiday cork coasters!

Holiday Cork Coasters with the Cricut Explore by Sewbon.com

Holiday Cork Coasters with the Cricut Explore by Sewbon.com

Want to make them too? Let’s get started!

Materials

Notes

I used cork discs that I found at the craft store for this project since they were on super sale, but the Cricut Explore can cut cork too! If you want to cut your own, make four 4 inch circles in Cricut Design Space, place the cork on a strong grip mat, and cut using the cork setting.

Instructions

Holiday Cork Coasters with the Cricut Explore by Sewbon.com

One: Cut out four 4 inch circles from the cork using the Cricut (see the notes above), or just open the pre-cut cork circle package.

Two: Place the vinyl on a standard grip mat with the vinyl side facing up. Make sure it is adhered very well. I used my scraper tool to push out the bubbles that formed between my vinyl and the mat.

Three: Download and unzip the Holiday Cork Coasters Zip file and upload the .SVG File into Design Space as a vector image. Resize the image so that it’s 8.5 inches wide.

Four: Set the Smart Set Dial on the Cricut to ‘Vinyl’.

Five: Click ‘Go’ and follow the on screen prompts to cut the project.

Holiday Cork Coasters with the Cricut Explore by Sewbon.com

Six: Use the Weeder tool to remove the words from the circles.

Holiday Cork Coasters with the Cricut Explore by Sewbon.com

Holiday Cork Coasters with the Cricut Explore by Sewbon.com

Seven: Peel the vinyl circle from the paper and place on the cork circle. Make sure the vinyl is adhered very well so the paint won’t bleed.

Holiday Cork Coasters with the Cricut Explore by Sewbon.com

Holiday Cork Coasters with the Cricut Explore by Sewbon.com

Eight: Using the foam brush, lightly dab the acrylic craft paint on the vinyl stencil. I gave mine 2 coats of paint.

Nine: Once the paint has dried, remove the vinyl stencil.

Ten: Seal the coasters by following the instruction on the acrylic sealer spray.

And that’s it! Wrap them with a pretty bow to give as a hostess gift or keep them for yourself!

Holiday Cork Coasters with the Cricut Explore by Sewbon.com Holiday Cork Coasters with the Cricut Explore by Sewbon.com Holiday Cork Coasters with the Cricut Explore by Sewbon.com

Looking for some more holiday craft ideas? Make sure to check out the fabulous projects my teammates made!

9 Natural Holiday DIY Projects

Wood Leaf Gift Tags by Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky~
Rustic Friendship Bracelets by Among the Young
Holiday Cork Coasters by Sewbon
Burlap Glitter Placemats by The Project Girl
Woodland Fall Paper Wreath by Laura’s Crafty Life
Paper Feathers by The Country Chic Cottage
Thanksgiving Hostess Gift Tag by Freebies 2 Deals
Thanksgiving Table Serving Utensils by Stuffed Suitcase
Give Thanks Wood Banner by Brooklyn Berry Designs

Disclaimer: This project was submitted as an entry in the Cricut Design Star challenge. In exchange for participating in this challenge, I received my Cricut Explore for free and I could also win a prize if my project is selected from the Cricut Judging Panel as a winner. As always, all opinions expressed in this post are my own.