Lately I’ve been visiting my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore a lot. I love that place for many reasons, one being that I get all kinds of DIY ideas while I’m there. On one of my visits I noticed these cool hexagon tiles, and started thinking about what I could do with them. I realized that they’d make great coasters, which would be perfect because we didn’t really have any. And everybody could use a few coasters, right? Right.
Thin cork (I used Avskild placemats from Ikea, but a thinner roll of cork like this one would work well)
Glue (I used E6000)
1. Lay the tile on the cork, and trace around it with the pen. If you’re using a permanent marker, be careful not to get any on your tile.
2. Cut out the cork shape you’ve outlined, cutting slightly inside the pen line. Check the fit against the tile, and trim if necessary.
3. Generously coat the cork with glue, spreading it evenly with the skewer. Make sure to coat the edges especially well.
4. Evenly press the cork against the back of the tile. Leave to dry.
5. If you end up with any overhanging cork bits, trim with a sharp utility knife after the glue has dried.
As you can see, they also make great plant trivets. And of course you can use tile in any shape–I also made a couple of square coasters, too.
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