Personalised Pie Chart Cork Coasters

Today I’m sharing a quick and fun make for your home or as a DIY gift – personalised pie chart cork coasters!

Personalised Pie Chart Cork Coasters at Jennifer Grace Creates

These were so easy to make!

Step 1: Start with some round cork coasters – mine were £1 for a pack of 4 from Ikea. Measure the middle point of each one, marking the center with a pencil dot:

Personalised Pie Chart Cork Coasters at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 2: Use washi tape to create your first piece of ‘pie’ – I did mine all a little different from each other:

Personalised Pie Chart Cork Coasters at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 3: Paint the piece of ‘pie’ with your first colour (I used Martha Stewart ‘Mint’ Satin Craft Paint). Paint two coats of paint for each colour:

Personalised Pie Chart Cork Coasters at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 4: Once the first colour has dried peel off the washi tape and reposition it so one piece is on top of one edge of your first colour, and the other piece is marking where your next piece of ‘pie’ will end. Paint the next colour (I used MS ‘Pink Carnation’ paint):

Personalised Pie Chart Cork Coasters at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 5: Repeat with your last colour (I mixed up a few colours so that I had a nice creamy hue):

Personalised Pie Chart Cork Coasters at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 6: Patch up any untidy areas – for example there’s a gap between the pink and green colour on the bottom left coaster in the photo above, which I just painted in using the green paint and a tiny paintbrush.

Then use small alpha stamps and some Staz-On ink to stamp some words onto your pie chart. This is where you can personalise the coasters by using the right words, and the right amount of pie for those words, to suit the person who will be using the coaster. Mine has ‘blog’ for the biggest piece, while my kids have ‘play’ and my husband has ‘work’:

Personalised Pie Chart Cork Coasters at Jennifer Grace Creates

I have written ‘school’ on my son’s one though he doesn’t start until September, but I didn’t want to write ‘nursery’ as it would be out of date in a few months!

Step 7: Spray the coasters with a varnish to protect them from drips and spills (I used Liquitex Satin Varnish). You could also use a brush-on varnish but beware you might end up with brush marks in it!

I bought a second pack of the cork coasters to experiment with too. Here’s what I ended up with on those ones:

Experimenting With Ikea Cork Coasters at Jennifer Grace Creates

Top Left: Arrows painted through the Happy Scatter Which Way Arrows Stencil, then outlined with black pen

Top Right: Glitter on Mod Podge – I did the blue side first, then the orange, leaving it to dry thoroughly in between

Bottom Left: Using texture paste through a Happy Scatter Going In Circles Stencil

Bottom Right: Using VersaMark ink and gold glitter embossing powder to stamp bunting and stars, inking over it with a Memento black chalk ink, then using a baby wipe to clean the black off the gold

I definitely like the pie charts best but all these other ones could be fun too – I want to try the heat embossing one out with some different colours so I guess I will go back to Ikea soon!

Who would you make a pie chart coaster for? What would it have written on the biggest piece of ‘pie’?

Have a great day,

Jennifer x

6 Comments
  • Great idea, we can never have too many coasters and the kids would love to join in too.

    June 3, 2015 at 11:32 am
  • These are fab Jennifer. Great project with endless possibilities. Love them all!

    June 3, 2015 at 3:55 pm
  • KT Fit Kitty
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    Great coasters! Very clever! Just wanted to say that although I have subscribed by email, I don’t seem to be getting any emails. Not only your site, but a few others as well. The emails died a few weeks ago. Although I belong to Bloglovin’, I don’t use it. I use Google Friend Connect on my Blogger Dashboard Reader. Hopefully the email subscription will kick in again soon.

    June 15, 2015 at 5:25 pm
  • Oh these are so cute – I LOVE them!
    You are so clever Jennifer x

    June 16, 2015 at 10:04 pm
  • karenladd
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    What a fun and cute idea! When I first saw these I thought that you had pieced together different colors of cork but painting them is much easier…and sturdier I’m sure! As for me, the largest pie slice would be sleeping, followed by crafting…ha!

    July 14, 2015 at 12:31 am
  • Wow I love these, so simple but effective. I definitely need the one with the huge ‘blog’ share of the pie 🙂 x

    September 4, 2015 at 8:10 pm

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