We are about to enter the gift giving season! Have you thought about hostess gifts for fall parties or….. dare I say it? Christmas gifts? I often struggle with homemade gifts because I want to make sure the gift really fits the recipients personal style, but these DIY Wood Coasters are easy, inexpensive and can easily be altered to fit anyone’s style.
They make drinking my coffee each morning that much better :)
I went with a fall theme for my coasters but you could easily adapt them for Christmas, Winter or any other occasion.
– Dremel® Micro™ 8050 tool for a craft/DIY
– 4X4 Pieces of Craft Wood ( I cut a 4X12″ piece )
– Dark Walnut Stain
– Clear Semi-Gloss Polyurethane
– Paint Brush
– Stencils (optional)
Cut your wood into 4X4 ” pieces. I used 1/4″ thick pieces, but that is up to your preference.
This was my first time using the Dremel® Micro™ 8050 tool and I am really impressed. The tool was designed with crafters and hobbyist in mind and is really light and easy to handle. It is really perfect for precision projects. Using the included tools, you can cut, carve, engrave, sand, grind, sharpen, clean and polish
I used the rotating sanding tool to round the corners and smooth my edges. The tool is also cordless, which is awesome. It was really nice to be able to work on such tiny details without a cord getting in the way.
For the images, I cut out vinyl stencils to use as my guide and then used the carving tool to go around them. I preferred to put the speed setting on a lower setting, it made it easier to control. When I went to a higher speed I found that it went too deep and I lost control of the carving.
For the typography I went free hand and simply used the tool like I would a pen. It is really easy to use. I am loving this! I see so many projects in the future.
And lastly, I put a light coat of Dark Walnut Stain and sealed them with a Clear Semi-Gloss Polyurethane.
You can purchase the Micro 8050 online at Amazon.com and HomeDepot.com for $89 USD.The Micro 8050 is fully compatible with all Dremel rotary tool accessories.
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