DIY Wood Coasters

I’ve always thought coasters to be a good gift for a few reasons.

  1. They are useful. Drink rings = bad.
  2. They are small. This means you can carry them in your purse to the party.
  3. They are noncommittal. You can own 5 sets and swap them out depending on your mood.
  4. They are a fun DIY. Enough said. Read on.

I always pick up birch wood slices when I’m at a craft store, wondering how I can use them. Well, here you go. Amazing coasters. Each one is a little work of art that sings underneath your wine glass.

These beautiful gems (above) are created with carbon paper (tracing paper works to) to transfer the cool design to the wood. From Design*Sponge.

Perfect conversation coasters just in time for Valentine’s Day from Kat Design on Etsy.

Diy_wood_coastersNothing is simpler than these dipped-style coasters from And Your Bird Can Sing. Pick one color or four to make this very modern set of wooden coasters.

Happy-serendipity-wood-coastesrThe possibilities are endless with these bold and clean word coasters. Find the how-to at Happy Serendipity.


How easy would these be? Just paint 4 dots on a round wood slice and call it a day. Found via This Next.

Craft note: With any painted or stamped wood coaster, you’ll need to finish them off with a waterproof sealant. What’s worse than drink rings? Runny painted coasters. Nightmare.

January 28, 2013| DIY Home, Grown-Up, Uncategorized