Yikes! There isn’t much time. I’m not stocked up like a store, so I’ll really have to hustle.
I really want to put a good chunk of that reclaimed old fence wood to work, so today I came up with such a cute, quick and simple idea anyone can make in minutes!
I call this one the Route 66 reclaimed wood puzzle coasters.
Right after he ensures the killer birds stay at bay outdoors.
Don’t know what I’d do without this fella.
2. Alternate the wood grain, then fit together.
Using the natural width of a fence board, 4 pieces were cut so they’d be square.
Then the wood grain was turned on every other one, to give them more variation.
Gotta love those worm holes!
4. Stencil with a very dry brush.
The 10″ Route 66 stencil was then placed in the centre of all the wood.
Using a VERY dry brush, the image was tapped on with black acrylic craft paint.
No glue adhesive was used under the stencil. Because I’m improving! Whoop! 🙂
But if you’re just starting with stencils, do use spray adhesive. Your lines will be much sharper.
Sing it with me..”You aaaare… so beautiful… to meeeee.”
I LOVE how rustic and rugged these look!
Just a light coat of a wood wax of your choice for protection, and you’re done!
I’d suggest Miss Mustard Seed Furniture Wax (affiliate link) if you wish for the wood to return to its natural patina. It’s perfect!
Cute, right? Just like a puzzle!
8. Then make yourself a set if you’re giving these away as a gift. Because they make awesome hostess gifts!
I love how each piece chimes in with the same style, but is different.
I’m one of those people that prefer random over symmetry, so this design does it for me.
But first? Coffee time!
Blame it on the coasters…
You can find the Route 66 stencil design HERE.
Visit more reclaimed wood coasters HERE