Make these rustic DIY Snowflake Coasters to give as Christmas gifts or for your own holiday entertaining!
This is such a fun and easy craft. Remember making paper snowflakes? I made four different paper snowflakes and used them as stencils to make a pattern onto wood slices.
The wood slices I bought worked really well for coasters. They were similar in size, smooth, and evenly cut to the same thickness! I put a link to the ones I used in the supplies list below.
To make your own unique snowflake coasters, check out the how-tos and photos below.
- 3.5″ to 4″ wood slices
- Modge Podge (Matte)
- 8.5″ x 11 paper
- A small foam applicator brush
- A small paintbrush
- Stencil repositionable spray adhesive
- Polyurethane or another clear coat sealer
How to Make DIY Snowflake Coasters
Start by making paper snowflakes a little larger than the size of the wood slice, just like when you were a kid. Fold a square piece of paper in half, then into quarters, then into a triangle shape. Cut diamond slices and square shapes out of the folded paper.
Next, lightly coat your snowflake on one side with a repositionable spray adhesive. Make sure to do this outside where it’s well-ventilated.
Note: If your adhesive goops or looks drippy, use a napkin to remove some of it before placing your snowflake onto the wood slice. I noticed that over spraying made it difficult to peel up the paper later.
Now use a foam applicator to brush Mod Podge over the snowflake just where the wood shows through.
Sprinkle glitter generously over the Mod Podge.
Tip: Use a paper plate so you can catch the excess glitter and put it back into your bottle. Then, gently pat the glitter layer with a paper towel to help the glitter set into the glue.
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Let everything set for a few minutes, then remove the paper snowflake layer and tap off any excess glitter.
After a couple of hours, your coasters should be dry and you can use a dry paintbrush to gently brush away any excess glitter. Don’t worry if you can’t get it all though.
To protect your coasters, paint on a coat of clear polyurethane or another wood sealer.
Note: Polyurethane as with other wood sealers will be dry in 24 hours but takes up to 21 days to fully cure.
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