Handmade Gift Series: DIY Rustic Coasters

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Good morning and welcome to the Handmade Gift Series! I’m incredibly excited to have teamed up with 14 other CRAZY talented bloggers to bring you 15 fabulous handmade gift giving ideas!!!
 
 
A Handmade Christmas Series
 
 
I know everything swirling around my head lately has been Fall, Fall, Fall, but we all know what’s coming in quickly right on Fall’s heels … Christmas will sneak up on us before we know it and now is the perfect time to start stashing away some fun gifts for your family and friends! I actually purchased my first gifts for Christmas last week and I’ve started writing out my gift giving list for everyone so my brilliant ideas don’t get lost in the craziness of our busy lives. I have to admit, I’ve never really been much of a procrastinator, especially when it comes to Christmas – that hunt for the {perfect} gift is SUCH a thrilling experience that it’s stays in the back of my mind all year. Really, it’s SO rewarding when I know I’ve found just the right thing for everyone! In fact, my friends and family would be the first to tell you that if I could give each gift as I find it, I totally would, it’s THAT exciting for me!

You can imagine how excited I was when Havalah from Sisters, What! invited me to join in A Handmade Christmas gift idea blog hop! I had SO, SO many ideas of what I could make (and I can’t wait to share the others with y’all in the months to come!), but I finally decided to share some rustic handmade coasters.
 
Rustic Handmade Coasters :: making it in the mountains
 
So let’s begin with those super cute moose coasters…

I started with some plain wood slices. If you’re not keen on cutting your own, then you can always buy some. I found mine at Darby Smart and, at only $6 for a pack of 4, AND free shipping, I thought they were a steal! I also ordered a wood burning pen from Darby Smart as well, but you can pick one up from any craft supply store, or even Walmart for about $15.

Then I Googled “moose silhouette” and instantly found exactly what I was looking for. There were SO many to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect one too! After adjusting the size with Picmonkey (a free online photo editor), I printed it out and very carefully cut out my picture.

Rustic Handmade Coasters :: making it in the mountains
 
Using a thin black Sharpie, I traced my new moose silhouette onto my wood slice and then traced over that line with my preheated wood burning pen.

2DIY Rustic Coasters  making it in the mountains
 
As you can see, the Sharpie line completely disappears under the burn line so there’s no evidence of the tracing.

Rustic Handmade Coasters :: making it in the mountains
 
That’s it! Really!!!

Rustic Handmade Coasters :: making it in the mountains
 
And, believe it or not, the stenciled coasters were even easier! I started with a Martha Stewart Stencil that I found at Michaels (similar here) and simply painted some white acrylic craft paint with these fab stencil brushes.

Rustic Handmade Coasters :: making it in the mountains
 
With a quick coat of Varathane on either side of each coaster to protect them from those pesky water rings, these beautiful coasters were ready to wrap up!

Rustic Handmade Coasters :: making it in the mountains
 
I’m SO in love with how these rustic coasters turned out that I may just have to make a set for myself! I think they’d make a fab hostess gift for those holiday parties or would be perfect as a Christmas gift for almost anybody!

Rustic Handmade Coasters :: making it in the mountains

Rustic Handmade Coasters :: making it in the mountains

Rustic Handmade Coasters :: making it in the mountains
 

You can follow the links below this image to check out all of the fabulous gift giving ideas!!!

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Wishing you SUCH a lovely day!!!

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83 thoughts on “Handmade Gift Series: DIY Rustic Coasters

  1. These are so cute! I’ve never tried wood burning before, but I love jumping in and learning new skills – you make it look easy, so I just might 🙂 What a sweet gift idea!

    1. Thank you SO much Corinna!!! Don’t be scared! Try it on any old piece of wood first, but really I just went at it, first time ever, and I was so surprised at how easy it was! Thanks again!

    1. Awwww, thank you SO, SO much Amy! It really was super duper easy! I can’t wait to tackle few more wood burning projects now! PS. I *think* it’s moose.

    1. Well thank you SO much Jamie!!! You are super sweet! I really love them too and I can definitely see a set of these sitting out in our living room all year round!

  2. G’day Thanks for sharing at our #SayGdayParty Great ideas! We do hope you will stop by if you haven’t already and say G’day to someone else at the party and perhaps you will answer a question or two for me! Pinned
    Cheers! Joanne What’s On The List?

    1. Thank you Joanne! I’ve actually popped over to a few fun posts … my favorite part about link-ups is checking out what everyone else has been up to! Thanks for popping by!!!

  3. These are adorable!!

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