Tired of your average drink coaster? Look no further than these cactus coasters, which you can pull out of a planter, which will instantly amp up your summer drink game.
- Use a pen to trace a mug onto cork board. Trace seven circles and cut out with an X-ACTO® knife. Cut out an additional oval shaped piece.
- With only six of the circles, cut out a small rectangle that is the thickness of the cork. It is important that the cork fits snuggly around other circles so your coasters stay in place.
- Take the last circle and cut out a rectangle the same way to attach to the oval. The oval cork should fit into the circle as the base of the cactus in a perpendicular manner.
- Paint the six circles and the oval green. Once dried, paint designs on them using the white paint.
- Hot glue the base piece into the flower pot. If necessary, trim the circle down to fit into the flower pot.
- Once the oval shape is completely dry, glue it into the slit in the base circle.
- Stack all the circles onto each other to form the cactus.
- Without repeating colors, the pom-poms will be used to create the drink markers. Try to separate the pom-pom, and wrap the wire tightly around the middle. Leave about two inches of wire after it and use the pliers to cut it.
- Use the needle nose pliers to bend the end of the wire so it isn’t sharp, and then curve the wire (almost folding the paper three times) to create a hook. Do this for each pom-pom and hang them around the edges of the pot.
Make these coasters and don’t forget to take a picture to share on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #ALMcreate.
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