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
It takes some getting used to, not really a learning curve but just
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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These are so cool, Taryn! Such a great gift idea!
These are so cute and would totally make a great gift! I need that tool!
Trisha D. says
Wow Taryn, your coasters turned out so lovely!! We’ve been wanting to make a few for a while now… I think it’s time to bust out the Dremel!! Off to go pin!
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I love my dremel! This is such an easy and fun project! and that stain color is delicious!
Corey @ Tinysidekick says
What a cool idea! I was just starting to think about hostess gifts the other day. These would be great for that and you are so right, they could be done with any theme. Love this idea! Hope you are having a great week so far.
Stacy Risenmay says
That looks like so much fun!!! They turned out darling :)
Love these, so fun! I want one of those tools, so many project ideas!!
Leslie Stewart @ House on the Way says
I love your coasters! They would make a fabulous gift!
Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom says
My husband has a dremel and I would have never thought of this… such a great idea!
My husband has dremal tool,use to use a lot they can do about anything,I’m gonna have a look at it if hasn’t hid it, lol Thanks’ these so pretty…
Those are amazing Taryn!! Love them!
I love these Taryn!!!!!! I am finding myself reaching for my Dremel over & over again- it’s so much fun! I can’t wait to make some coasters now.
What a great idea and a fun gift!
Ashley @ Simply Designing says
So beautiful! I love my dremel but I really need to pull it out more often!!
Bonnie @ Uncommon Designs says
Oh love these Taryn! I know what I am adding to my wish list for Christmas!!!
Beth @ Sawdust and Embryos says
These are super cute!
Randi - Dukes and Duchesses says
Those are really cute … perfect for fall!
Colleen Pastoor says
They’re beautiful! I really love how the stags head turned out :)
Allison @ The Golden Sycamore says
These are so cool, Taryn! Love them!!
Amy Anderson says
These are awesome! Love your handiwork!
Hani Shabbir says
wow.. Love these!
These would make lovely holiday gifts
This is such an adorable idea! Is there a way to make these if you don’t have the dremel?
If you don’t have a Dremel, you could use a wood burner tool. It will burn the wood versus carving it, but will give you a similar look.
Allen Michael says
This is such a cute idea for the house! It’s really perfect for a rustic themed home and it really looks easy to make. I haven’t used the Dremel micro tool but you made it look easy and fun to use! Would love to try making wooden coasters too!