One of fall’s pleasures is cozy time spent with a beverage, either by the fire, on the porch or on the sofa. Now that it’s officially fall, I’ve begun to decorate and craft for the season. DIY Wood Slice Coasters add a decorative accent to our family room coffee table and end tables and they protect the wood from water damage.
I first used these wood slices on a winter wreath and now the same wood slices have been transformed into fall coasters.
Many thanks to Cami at Tidbits who inspired this project.
The hardest part of this project was finding images that I wanted to use. I tested colored images and black and white ones and had the best results using color.
Wood slices – Cut your own or purchase from a craft shop
Computer, printer and paper
1. Purchase wood slices from a craft store or cut your own from a tree branch. Sand if needed.
2. Select desired fall images and save to a Word document. I used images from The Graphics Fairy. Cut a sheet of wax paper slightly larger than a sheet of computer paper. Fold each side to the back of the paper and tape into place. This is necessary to prevent the wax paper from jamming the printer. Print images onto the wax paper, being careful not to touch them as the ink will easily smear.
3. Cut images out, being careful not to touch the ink. Place the image ink side down on the wood slice and rub with a credit card to transfer the image to the wood.
Isn’t it amazing how the ink transfers from the wax paper to the wood?
4. Seal wood slices with acrylic spray sealer to protect the images.
Instead of using this black and white squirrel as a coaster, I drilled a hole, inserted a piece of twine through the hole, and tied it to a gift bag as a decoration.
If you like this project, please pin it on one of your Pinterest boards for others to enjoy.
Have you started to decorate for fall? I love fall decorations and I really love that I get to enjoy them until November.
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