I got so inspired by a paper towel holder I saw in World Market a couple weeks ago, and realized I already had ALL the supplies I needed to make it! I had all this leftover copper pipe from the book/iPad stand I made, and I was obviously really excited to get more use out of my pipe cutter (yes, it's a thing and yes I already have one). Plus, I was excited to upgrade from the dingy paper towel holder I bought from Goodwill three years ago!Read More
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!Read More