Every time I need a wedding gift, this is one of the things I make first. Monogramming everything is the craze these days, but just think about how even more exciting it is to have your new last name on everything right when you get married! This super easy craft is also good for any gift not just weddings. I have a friend that has me make them for her every Christmas for her kid’s teachers. I even made them for myself and still love them!
4 Coasters (these came from Home Depot)
Twine or Ribbon
Start by cutting out your vinyl. I used my cricut. The letters measured 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″. Weed your vinyl by carefully pulling away all the excess vinyl. Be very careful as you get to each new letter and especially pay close attention to the dot in the I! It is super easy to lose….don’t ask how I know that! Lol
Now carefully peel off each name using the contact paper. Then transfer it to the top of the coaster. These letters were almost as big as the coaster so it was fairly easy to get them straight.
Once you are done with the vinyl you are ready to start putting the cork on the bottoms.
I got my roll of cork in the aisle with the contact paper at Home Depot. I know they also have this at Lowe’s and Walmart. But in my experience it is always really close to the same price. Start by measuring and cutting the cork the same size as the tile.
Then fold back one corner of the cork and line up the rest with the bottom of the tile. Push the corner down that you folded the backing on and carefully peel the rest of the backing off pressing as you go. Sometimes if I didn’t cut straight I will go back and cut off the excess so it’s not showing from the top.
Now stack them all up and tie them together with twine or ribbon. This wedding was a country theme so I thought the twine fit well. If I am making it for Christmas gifts, I like to tie it with Christmas ribbon.