Monday, January 28, 2013

Wood Slice Coasters

When the holidays came to a close and it came time to toss our Christmas tree, I did a little begging and bribing to get Joe to chop off a few slices of the trunk. I have been giddy to make coasters out of wood trunk slices. They are all different and full of character! There's something I love about the texture and earthiness they bring to a room.

*Sorry for the lack of pictures, I got a little enthusiastic in the beginning and forgot to take photos!

Wood Slice Coasters
What you will need:
  • Slices of wood from a trunk or thick branch - let them sit out and dry for a week or so
  • Sand paper
  • Polyurethane or other wood sealer
  • Felt brush
  • Silicone calking (can be found at any home improvement store) (you could also use felt instead)
  • Wax paper
  • Level
Step One: sand down your "slices" of wood... You only have to do one side, but feel free to do both if you want. Leave the raw edges alone, the bark add character.

Step Two: brush off all sawdust and wipe down each wood slice with a damp cloth.

Step Three: coat the wood slices with two coats of polyurethane according to the directions on the can. Also coat the sides. I skipped the bottoms.

Step Four: once dried, lay out a piece of wax paper and on the underside of each slice, add a few circles of silicone. This will prevent sliding and protect surfaces.

Step Five: flip over your slices so they were silicone side down in the wax paper. Take a small level and level out the coaster by pressing on each side until level. The silicone will help level the coaster.

Step Six: let dry overnight. Then, carefully peal the coasters from the wax paper and flip them over to finish drying for another day.

There you have it! Non-slip coasters that are unique and beautiful!

Thanks for stopping by!
Bridget, XOXO


  1. I love love this!!! Very creative. Love this idea. -

  2. Oh my goodness what a great and creative idea!!! Love the natural look, and it's practical too! Very cute!

  3. I LOVE these! They're fabulous and I love the simplicity of them!{ & I love running into people named Bridgett :) } Would love for you to share at the party tonight! xo bridgett