Reclaimed wood toolbox and coasters for coffee lovers
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.
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
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.
Find Homestead Blend Coffee stencil HERE
So… let’s make this thing!
Reclaimed wood toolbox and coasters for coffee lovers
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
Visit ALL my toolbox posts here. There’s lots!
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)
To decorate these coasters, several stencils were used. There is no other way to get such a truly unique outcome!
tree from – You Cut Tree Farm
beans and short cup from – National Brewers Coffee
served here and steaming mug from – Homestead Blend
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 Coffee 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.
And here’s a little Christmas goin’ on!
The perfect little coffee lover gift, don’t you think?
But I dare you to make one for yourself too!
Visit more Old Sign Stencil projects HERE.
10 thoughts on “Reclaimed wood toolbox and coasters for coffee lovers”
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
Love the new stencils. This is a great idea for anyone you know. I have lots of tree limbs and wood, gotta get to work. Thanks.
Your toolboxes with branch handles are one of my all-time-favourite DIY’s.
They’re just so cute.
Great idea, love it! ?
Love the reclaimed wood toolbox and coasters Donna! Ordered the stencil set yesterday and can’t wait to “play”.
That is a great looking coffee station you made there! The stencil is perfect for it!