DIY Wooden Coasters

by Lisa
5 Materials
2 Hours

Everyone uses coasters. Well, everyone should use coasters. But you can't use coasters if you don't have any. So that's a great excuse to make these DIY Wooden Coasters. They're made from pieces cut off an actual tree (that fell during a hurricane). But, if you don't have trees that have recently fallen down, you can purchase wooden circles that look like pieces of trees in order to make these homemade coasters.

Don't mind that the original post calls them wedding favors. This project was made to package and give these as wedding favors, but they're definitely something you can just make for home use.

Use a miter saw to cut pieces of tree.

Let them dry out.

The time it will take to try out the wood is dependent on how thick the slices are. For 1/4 inch slices, it will take about a month to fully dry, so keep that timeline in mind when you are making this project.

Print a design on transfer paper.

You can design it on yourself or you can head over to the original post on A Bride On A Budget and print out a template for the “bottoms up” design and another that says “cheers”.

Put it on the wood slice.


Spray them with spar urethane.

Package them as a gift (if you want) or just use them at home.

Suggested materials:
  • Wood
  • Transfer paper
  • Iron
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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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