Easy Jack-O-Lantern Coasters

When I find an easy thrift store makeover I'm on it! 

I'm usually not in the door for long before I've got the project started.

Especially when it's an adorable little Fall project that can be done in no time while watching TV. 

Today I found just that easy project that took no time to finish and right away I put it to good use! 

4 jack o lantern coasters

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Here they are, the vintage cork and wood coasters I found at the thrift store. 

I found a set of 4 but I really wish I had found more!

wooden and cork coasters

I gave these coasters a quick coat of orange spray paint and let them dry. 

orange cork coasters

stack of orange coasters

Next, I searched FREE jack-o-lantern face SVG files. I'm linking them here. 

jack o lantern faces

I am going to cut out these faces with my Cricut Joy vinyl cutter

If you don't own a vinyl cutter, you might want to check out the Cricut Joy and accessories. This machine is a small one that does smaller projects like this one and is easy to learn to use. 


I used the permanent black vinyl to cut out the jack-o-lantern faces. This roll of vinyl will last you quite a while. 

jack o lantern vinyl faces and coasters

All I did to apply the face was to lift up the vinyl face stickers and lay them onto the orange coasters. 

If you don't want to use vinyl for the face you can use a sharpie marker and make your own face right on the cork! 

jack o lantern faces

It is as easy as that! 

jack o lantern coasters and a jack o lantern

The permanent vinyl stays on great even when the coasters are wet. See exhibit A below...

Exhibit A:

bud light on Halloween coasters

Don't think for one minute that I didn't drink this nice cold beer that was supposed to be a photo prop! 😂

4 jack o lantern coasters

Aren't they adorable?!

halloween sign and coasters

These be great at a Halloween party!

The best part is that they are just so easy to make! 

pumpkin and coasters

Please pin! 

beer and coasters

If you love Jack-o-lantern coasters you'll want to see the one's my friend Sarah made using terra cotta. 

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tray with coasters and glass pumpkin


I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .