Posts tagged coaster
DIY Woodburned, Painted, or Stamped Wood Slices

I've started following a few fellow Etsy-ers on Instagram, and it's SO fun. I get lots of inspiration for new projects, and it's honestly really cool to see how AWESOME some people are at such unique things. Three of my favorite discoveries are: The Dapper Jackalope, who makes the cutest and quirkiest illustrations; Be Good Natured, who makes incredibly realistic wool felt portraits of animals (you HAVE to see this!); and Forage Workshop, who creates really cool wood slice ornaments! 

So, when brainstorming Mother's Day gifts a couple weeks ago, I was inspired by the Forage Workshop and decided to try making wood slice coasters for my mom. I didn't have any fancy supplies, so I originally just painted them. But then, they were so cute, I decided to experiment with some other methods of decorating the wood, including stamps and woodburning. Stamping is definitely the easiest in terms of effort and dexterity required, while painting and woodburning are a little bit more advanced. Read on below to see how they turned out!

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Upcycled Cork Coasters

Apparently, I've got a thing for corks these days. However, I've actually been meaning to do this project for awhile now! My family drinks a lot of wine (ahem, Mom and Dad) and we used to recycle our corks at the San Francisco Ferry Building. When they stopped accepting corks (much to our dismay), I became determined to come up with a way to reuse the corks. 

These are super easy, and you can make them as simple or as decorated as you'd like. They look great either way!

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