Reclaimed wood toolbox and coasters for coffee lovers

Reclaimed wood toolbox and coasters for coffee lovers, made with Homestead Blend Coffee stencil from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils / funkyjunkinteriors.net

A few years back, my brother and I were chatting about what made the perfect gift for someone who has everything.

His advise? Consumable.

And how true is that? No extra clutter to be had once it’s gone!

My mom loved to eat out, so for many years, she received a gift certificate to her fav dinner place. It always worked.

But I’ll admit, if someone wanted to gift me with something, you could never go wrong with GOOD, (heavily consumable I might add) coffee!

When I came back from Maui, I brought a boat load of Kona Coffee (oh my gosh, I found it on Amazon! This stuff is the BEST!)  back with me. But once that was (way too quickly) gone, I decided to visit a local roaster, called The Back Porch, in Harrison Hot Springs, BC, Canada.

I asked him how I could claim the best deal, and he suggested purchasing 5 lbs at a time. So I did!

I’ve been in coffee Heaven since! And I haven’t missed Kona at ALL!

It’s well worth it to find a good, local roaster for your java fix. The coffee I use to drink all the time tastes like mud in comparison.

Reclaimed wood toolbox and coasters for coffee lovers, made with Homestead Blend stencil from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils / funkyjunkinteriors.net
So… dear coffee lover givers, this Coffee themed toolbox is a GREAT gift idea, because it’s cute, productive, and will carry the kinda gold a coffee addict needs appreciates!

Plus, I get a chance to tell you about a new Old Sign Stencil just launched! 

And don’t worry… I won’t be showing a stencil project every day. I just need to showcase the newly launched ones, so those visiting the store can see the project in its home base.

Homestead Blend : Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils

Homestead Blend Coffee / Served Here. 

So… let’s make this thing!

Homestead Blend Coffee tote-1942

1. Make a toolbox.

I prefer my toolboxes super rustic, made from reclaimed wood fence boards and heavy branches for handles. Plus they’re free!

I’ve written several posts on how I make these…

How to make a picket branch handled toolbox – easiest to understand

Make a drill handled toolbox

Visit ALL my toolbox posts here. There’s lots!

coffee themed stencilled reclaimed wood coasters using Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils / funkyjunkinteriors.net
2. Make coasters from wood scraps.

Everyone loves coasters. And I can’t tell you how easy these are to make, and how fun they are to personalize! I like to cut the chunks of wood extra big so they hold those beefy mugs.

a) Cut scrap wood to desired size.

b) Sand, decorate or paint, and protect with a clear matte spray (Amazon affiliate link) or one I love that doesn’t change the tone of the wood,  Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Wax. (Amazon affiliate link)

coffee themed stencilled reclaimed wood coasters using Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils / funkyjunkinteriors.net
To decorate these coasters, several stencils were used. There is no other way to get such a truly unique outcome!

How to stencil is HERE.

Stencil sources:

tree from – You Cut Tree Farm
beans and short cup from – National Brewers Coffee
served here and steaming mug from – Homestead Blend

Reclaimed wood toolbox and coasters for coffee lovers, made with Homestead Blend Coffee stencil from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils / funkyjunkinteriors.net
3. Decorate the front of the toolbox if desired.

Toolboxes look cute plain too. But show a coffee lover the word COFFEE on something and watch them go a little squirrely… so, I chose Homestead Blend Coffee.

And saved the mug and the Served Here for the coasters.

Homestead Blend and Christmas Blend : Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils
Christmas Blend Hot Cocoa, 5 Lb Bags. is a mix and match stencil, that chimes in with Christmas Blend Hot Cocoa. So you can get everyday or Christmas as signs or grain sacks. Perfect for the indecisive types… like me!

Yesterday, I showed you Christmas Blend as a coffee grain sack pillow HERE.

Reclaimed wood toolbox and coasters for coffee lovers, made with Homestead Blend Coffee stencil from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils / funkyjunkinteriors.net
And here’s a little Christmas goin’ on!

Reclaimed wood toolbox and coasters for coffee lovers, made with Homestead Blend Coffee stencil from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils / funkyjunkinteriors.net
Reclaimed wood toolbox and coasters for coffee lovers, made with Homestead Blend Coffee stencil from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils / funkyjunkinteriors.net
The perfect little coffee lover gift, don’t you think?

But I dare you to make one for yourself too!

Homestead Blend Coffee / Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils / funkyjunkinteriors.net
Dark roast for me please…

Visit more Old Sign Stencil projects HERE.

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  1. Could you move to NC so I can buy all your stuff? My Christmas present maybe more stencils! You certainly put a lot of thought into the stencils and it shows. I love the mix of fonts and the quality of the ones I have purchased! I hope to see your stencil line in NC one day!

  2. So cute! I would love to make a hot cocoa one for myself. Cocoa and marshmallows in mason jars, sweet winter coasters, some cute stir spoons. Thank you for the great gift idea! I just love your stencils!

  3. Hi Donna, I am really enjoying your blog, love all the ideas that you share. I’ve visited for a long time, but have never posted a comment before. I know many coffee lovers and would like to make some toolboxes like yours, but I am wondering; when using natural branches or twigs, is there something you need to do to the wood? You know, for bugs and critters that may be inside.

    • Hi Sian!

      We don’t have a critter issue out on the west coast, so I’m not certain what to suggest. If this poses a risk in your area, you’ll need to investigate how to prep the wood for sure. When we were in Maui this summer, I didn’t risk bringing old wood inside the condo at all due to termites. There are ways to do it, some bake the wood, others seal it. Best to google for advice on that one!

  4. I love this Donna! Any coffee lover would adore getting this as a gift. Your new stencils are lovely as always! And I totally agree about finding a local coffee roaster… we got hooked on Kona the last time we were in Maui and it was a sad day when we ran out of it. But like you, we found a local coffee roaster and their blends that are to die for!