Tuesday, 9 July 2013

... and some Wood Coasters

Today I thought I would share with you a really quick and easy project - some wood coasters I made for my Dad's birthday...
I started off with a log and sawed it into circles, trying to keep them as even and level as possible! To give the coasters a bit of colour and make them waterproof, I gave each of them two coats of varnish.

Ronseal... does what it says on tin!!
Once they had dried, I traced round each coaster onto felt and glued this to the bottom. This helped make sure they were stable and didn't scratch any surface when used.
 And that's all there is to it... simple!!
As my Dad is a keen gardener they could be used inside or outside for that well deserved tea break!!

We are linking up to these parties!

23rd July '13: Update - this post was featured here by Gingerly Made, Show & Tell
Gingerly Made

26th July '13: Update - this post was featured here by Crafts a la mode
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30 comments:

  1. I love how this turned out. So rustic! I bet your dad loved them.

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    1. Thanks Jazmin, I like the rustic finish too! x

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  2. They look fabulous, what a great idea for a gift too.

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    1. Thanks Lucy, they were really quick & easy to do as well! x

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  3. Nice so simple yet elegant.

    Manda Wolf @ Our Wolf Den

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  4. So cute and easy too! Great idea for the men on my Christmas gift list:)

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    1. Good idea, it's never to early to start thinking of Xmas gifts!! x

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  5. This would make a wonderful gift! Hmmmmm..... oh sweetheart.....

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    1. It's a really simple gift to make as well! x

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  6. what a sweet personalized gift!!

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  7. I love this! They just add that little bit of outdoors in.

    If you'd like, I'd love if you shared these at my Show & Tell party this week. http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/07/show-tell-35.html

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    1. Thanks for the invite Ginger! Have linked up to your party & added you to our 'crafty friends' :) x

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    2. Thanks for linking up to Gingerly Made's Show & Tell party. You've been featured! http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/07/show-tell-features_22.html

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    3. A big thank you for featuring us this week! x

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  8. Thanks for linking up with the Friday Flash Blog. I hope you checked out the highlighted posts as well as everyone’s terrific entries. Have a fabulous weekend!

    Jennifer
    thejennyevolution.com

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! There are certainly some great posts on your fab linky party :) x

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  9. These are adorable! I love this idea for a rustic wedding favor :)

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    1. Thanks Katie, I agree they would work well as a wedding favour! x

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  10. I love these wooden coasters! My nephew made some out of wood also. Yours are the best. Featuring and pinning your project! Linda

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    1. Thanks so much for featuring our coasters Linda & for your sweet comment :) Have added your button to the post x

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