Project Overview

Add a personalised touch to your Christmas table setting this year with stylish one-of-a-kind D.I.Y. coasters.

Get creative with a selection of festive colours to create a set of your own coasters for guests to enjoy. Whether you’re going for a traditional, modern or eclectic look – you can design your coasters to suit any style. 

Continue to step-by-step instructions

Step by Step Instructions

1 Measure
2 Cut
3 Sand
4 Tape
5 Prime
6 Paint
7 Reveal
8 Seal
  • Step 1. Measure

    Measure your coaster length on cork with a ruler and mark with a pen. We have done 10cm x 10cm for each coaster.

  • Step 2. Cut

    Using a metal ruler and Stanley knife, cut the cork to the size you marked. 

  • Step 3. Sand

    Sand each side of the cork coasters with sand paper until the edges are smooth. 

  • Step 4. Tape

    Using painters tape, mark your desired geometric patterns on each of the cork coasters. Anything you tape will remain as cork in your finished project. 

  • Step 5. Prime

    Once you have marked your patterns with tape, use a primer to give your coasters an undercoat. 

  • Step 6. Paint

    Once the primer is dry, paint the first colour on your cork and leave to dry. Repeat the process, with alternate colours for each section of your desired pattern.

  • Step 7. Reveal

    Once the paint is completely dry, remove the tape markers from the cork coasters to reveal your design. 

  • Step 8. Seal

    To seal your coasters, spray with a waterproof top coat and they are ready to go!

Tools and Materials


  • Drop Sheet
  • Dust Mask
  • Gloves
  • Metal Ruler
  • Pen
  • Protective Goggles
  • Sand Paper
  • Stanley Knife


  • Cork Tile
  • Painters Tape
  • Primer
  • Sealer / Top Coat
  • Spray Paint or Craft Paint

Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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