Are you hosting a Halloween party this year? Or maybe you’re just looking for a fun way to make the dinner table more interesting? These voodoo doll DIY cork coasters are a definite conversation starter! While the cork “doll” will protect your counters and tables, the faux pins inserted in the voodoo doll double as wine charms.
Make your DIY cork coaster dolls in different colors or with different beads so each guest will have their own voodoo doll needle, which will make it easy to find their drink when they come back to the table. These fun DIY cork coasters are quick and easy to make.
Supplies needed to make your own voodoo doll DIY cork coasters:
Step one. Paint the wood figure Golden Brown. Be sure to paint the edges as well as the back. You can leave the front unpainted, as that will be glued to the cork.
Step two. Trace the wood figure onto the cork. Cut out the cork in the shape of the figure. It’s best to use very sharp scissors and cut in small snips. This will help you have cleaner edges and will reduce the chances of ripping the cork by accident.
Step three. Use E-6000 to glue the cork onto the wood base. I used washi tape to hold the cork in place while the glue set. Let glue dry.
Step four. Embellish the voodoo doll DIY cork coasters by adding black eyes and a red heart. Use white paint to add the “stitches” around the heart, to the eyes, and the hands and feet.
How fun are these voodoo doll DIY cork coasters? Eye pins are sharp enough to stick in the cork, but not so sharp as to be dangerous should one fall on the floor. I can’t help but laugh when I see one of these voodoo dolls helplessly pinned under a bottle or glass. Why not add a little humor to your Halloween decor?
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Morena Hockley is the crafty mind behind the tutorials at morenascorner.com. Morena is a stay at home mom to four young children, and crafting is what helps her maintain her sanity. It’s a wonderful outlet and it’s how she gets her “me” time. In a past life, Morena was an elementary school teacher and an assistant principal. She misses teaching, so her blog is in a sense a virtual classroom. Swing by and check out Morena’s Corner!