Did you ever think, I’d like to make coasters? Today, I am sharing how to make DIY wood coasters. These are easy and you can design them to fit your home. I think being able to customize pieces to fit our style is the best. And these wood coasters are perfect.
It’s also the first Wednesday of the month. What does that mean, DIY Challenge day and Terrie from Decorate & More with Tip hosts this every month.
This month the challenge is anything “craft wood”
If you are visiting from Corine over at Junk to Gems welcome. Corine share such great inspiration.
For this DIY I found wood slabs with bark on them. As soon as I made the purchase, I began thinking, these are perfect for coasters.
Because I enjoy our dining roon table exposed when we have gatherings coasters are a necessity under glasses. So making DIY Wood coasters came to mind. These became more relevant now, because we entertain more often from fall through winter.
Finding The Wood Rounds For My Coasters
Wood slices with bark surrounds are usually easy to find at any craft store especially now. By the way, they are inexpensive too.
Because the wood slices have two sides, I decided to make two DIY coasters out of one slab. How cool is that? I love the idea of getting two homemade coasters from one piece.
Finding A Graphic Image To Add To My DIY Coasters
So, off to Etsy I went to visit my favorite shop French Paper Moon. By the way, I don’t want the name of this shop to scare you off. This shop doesn’t only have French images. Also, I have said this before, these images have a copywrite so they are high quality. The most expensive is $4 and I can use it as often as I want for many projects.
Adding White Wax To The Bark On My DIY Craft
Before adding the graphic to my DIY wood coasters, I added a coat of white wax. I did this using a small stencil brush. Remember after applying the wax us a lint free rag to rub the wax into the bark. This is imporant because it will prevent the wax from being sticky.
How I Add My Image To My Wood Craft Project
Now that I have printed my image for my DIY wood coasters I am going to add these to either side. Using outdoor Mod Podge I add it to the top of my first coaster.
Next flip the image over and smooth on to the first side of the wood coaster. Let dry.
After the first image is dry, add the second image to the other side of the DIY coaster. Again, use the same process.
Adding Outdoor Mod Podge To The Images On The Wood Coasters
Lastly, add three coats of outdoor Mod Podge over the image on the wood coasters for protection. Because glasses with ice tend to sweat this step is an important. It will prevent damage to the image on the DIY wood coasters. By the way, I added three coats of Mod Podge. Let dry in bewtween each coat. I also lightly sand using a fine grit sanding sponge after each coat of Mod Podge on my DIY coasters.
Here are the wood coasters ready to use. One side has a fall image.
Flip the wood coaster over and I am all set for Christmas.
These DIY coasters are going to be the perfect addition to our dining room table for celebrating these seasons.
I hope I inspire you to think about how to make DIY coasters. Do you have a favorite, I’d love to hear your thoughts.
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