The other week in our local woods I saw some huge lumps of wood and instantly started planning at least a million tutorials with them. Then my dad kindly reminded me I had no room for huge lumps of wood at home. Boo. However he also pointed out that he had loads of bits of wood at home I could have and I figured if nothing else I would have room for some wooden drink coasters! Go me!
How to make wooden drinks coasters:
So the first thing is obviously that you need some wood, look out for people chopping down trees! I got my dad to chop these into slices about 1cm thick slices. Yep, I could have done this myself but he had one of those big rotating saw blade things and I was happy to let him do it!
Then sand the wood down, this should only take you about 30 seconds.
To make my drinks coasters a funky colour I used an old pot of nail varnish. Yes, blue is my colour of choice. The first layer kind of sunk in but the second layer went on perfectly. This is a triple win because 1) You already have your favourite colours 2) You’re not buying anything (thrifty alert!!) and 3) Your coaster has a varnished waterproof coat with no extra effort for you. Whoop!
Leave them to dry and you’re done! It’s a great way to create something a little bit quirkey, bring a bit of nature into your home and have a cute coaster that you can easily wipe the wine stains off 😉 I think these would also look great outside for dinning or a garden party.
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