To make this, I started by cutting a log to size and sanded away any rough bits.
I then drilled some holes in the top (which were about the depth of half a pen) and gave it two coats of wood varnish.
To finish off, I cut and glued a piece of felt to the bottom to make sure it didn't scratch the furniture!
And that's it.... I told you it was a quick project!!
This is now sitting on my Dad's desk at home, along with the coasters. I wonder if there any other wood related presents I could make him..... any ideas?!
Update 20th Jan 14: This post was featured here by Love 2 Upcycle
This is lovely, would make a great present, sort of thing Hubby would like.ReplyDelete
Thanks Kate, I think it makes quite a good 'boy' present!! xDelete
I don't know why, but this totally reminds me of sword and the stone. I LOVE it! Off to find a similar chunk of wood :)ReplyDelete
Hehe I see what you mean about the sword & the stone!! Happy wood hunting :) xDelete
I love this! Very fun and practical - which is my favorite combination. I can definitely think of some men in my life that would enjoy this!ReplyDelete
Thanks Stacia! I agree that fun & practical is a great combo :) xDelete
Too cute! Thanks for linking up to the Upcycled Linky Party at http://love2upcycle.blogspot.com/2014/01/upcycled-linky-party-34.htmlReplyDelete
Thanks Tricia. Great linky party! xDelete
And, we featured you this week. http://love2upcycle.blogspot.com/2014/01/upcycled-linky-party-35.htmlDelete
That's brill, thanks so much Tricia! xDelete