DIY Horseshoe Coasters

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We had some extra Pony horseshoes from Jodi’s wedding, and since they are considered very lucky and a lucky holiday is coming up {March 17}, we made DIY St. Patrick’s Day coasters out of horseshoes. Luck and a cocktail - the perfect combo for St. Patrick’s Day! The DIY horseshoe coasters will be a staple in your home long after the green holiday…and make a great housewarming gift.

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You’ll Need:

  • Cork board
  • Liquid Gold paint
  • Horseshoes. We used Pony horseshoes, and found them at a local farm/ranch at a very affordable price, but you can find them online.
  • Gorilla Glue
  • Scissors
  • Clear, waterproof sealant
  • A cocktail. Our choice was Bailey’s Irish Cream. Yummy.

How To:

  • Trace the entire outer part of the horseshoe onto the cork board, then cut.
  • Trace the inside of the horseshoe 2 times, then cut.
  • Paint the top layer of cork the color/pattern of your choice. We chose gold.
  • Place the horseshoe on the large piece of cork board {which should fully cover the bottom of the horseshoe} then stack the two pieces of cork board in the middle of the horseshoe. The coaster should be completely level with the three layers of cork board.
  • Once all pieces are in place, add Gorilla glue to each layer. Be careful because Gorilla Glue expands 3-4 times as it dries. Stack books on top of the coasters, then let dry overnight.
  • Apply a clear, waterproof sealant.
  • Pour a cocktail and enjoy.

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{images via j. sorelle}

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