Saturday, 30 March 2013

He's A Lumberjack...

Simple and effective log cut coasters...
I've seen coasters like these in the shops and they are not cheap! So when my husband collected and cut up logs for our chimnea, it gave me an idea...
Of course, I needed his help to get this off the ground!
He cut me 4 'slices' from the log. They aren't quite the the same thickness, but we thought that made them more appealing.
I dusted them down with a brush and then I applied a layer of Mod Podge to seal them.
Finally, I cut out some felt circles and Mod Podge'd them to the underside of the coasters - something to project the furniture.
Really pleased with these, I love their rustic look.

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18 comments :

  1. You are always so clever!!! I love these:))

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  2. these are fantastic! love them :)

    Kendra @ openspaces

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  3. What a brilliant idea - they look stunning.

    Happy Easter!

    Kate x
    Kate at Home

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  4. These look so great! And what a simple idea that looks so good.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

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  5. I LOVE these!! I have thought about short log stools/balcony mini table before but these are perfect :-) Thanks for posting.

    Hannah ♫
    Sew Lah Tea Dough

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  6. These are awesome! I’d love it if you’d link up to The DIY’ers link party. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-diyers.html

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  7. Beautiful! I absolutely love them. Hmmm, where can I find a log..... :0)

    Melissa
    redflycreations.com

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  8. Your coasters are great and I love your glasses, too! I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

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  9. what a great idea! My hubby cuts wood to heat our house... I may just have to steal a log or two and make a bunch of these. How did you cut it so thin?

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    1. Using a vice and my husband's very steady hand. I now want to find some larger logs so I can make some matching place mats :)

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  10. I've never seen something like this before! They're so unique! I need to get my hands on a log.
    Popping in through Vintage Gwen link party-
    Kim @ Two Ten
    www.twotendesigns.com

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  11. Cute, love them... too bad my husband won't let me go nowhere near a big saw like that because, klutz that I am, I will end up with cute coasters and nine fingers ;-)

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  12. These are adorable. Did you have any problem getting them flat where they would not rock? Thanks for sharing. You got something special here. Come visit me sometime. Have a good weekend. www.lifeawayfromtheofficechair.blogspot.com

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  13. This is so neat. I love the idea too. Very clever indeed.

    Please share this project at Pin It Monday Hop Where you pin and get pinned (LINK). You can share up to 4 post. We are also giving away an Ipad Mini. If you get a chance, I'd love for you to stop by and join us. I hope to see you there.

    Judy
    http://www.pursuitoffunctionalhome.com/
    http://www.kusinaniinday.blogspot.com/

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  14. They are lovely! So great when you can make something yourself!
    Claire

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  15. You are right, they do look better when not the same thickness ;-) These will make a great gift, too ! Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party :-)

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  16. Thank you for sharing your project with us at A Crafty Soiree! I've featured yours in this weeks and I hope you'll come by to see it and share more of your crafty skills!

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