But after putting up this photo on Instagram, quickly taken with my iPhone, the interest was huge!
So I felt maybe it was worthwhile sharing with you here, for those struggling with gift ideas.
We needed 4 gifts, and finding out the recipients loved Starbucks, that made my job really easy!
They have the most adorable gift cards now, but I fell hard from the ugly Christmas sweater shape. So cool!
But a card alone is just a card… wouldn’t it be fun to also plop that fab beverage on a cute coaster?
I could certainly manage that!
I love making coasters. They are cheap, if not free to make just from wood scraps, and you can personalize them any way you wish, if you have some stencils on hand.
Here are all my projects made with stencils.
But these coasters have a secret… they are reversible! So one side is festive, and the other crate style. Fun!
Here’s how I made these…
After lightly sanding the edges, they were stencilled in random patterns, attempting to team up two designs that looked nice together.
Stencils used: Winter Graphics and Christmas Graphics HERE
A medley of coffee beans, chunks of coffee stencils, anything that looked crate like did the trick.
Stencils used: International Brewers Coffee with the beans, Homestead Blend Coffee, and Winter Graphics you can find HERE.
The project was a simple one, but I feel the addition of the coasters made a huge impact! And a little touch of homemade.
Here are some other coasters I’ve made in the past as well….
I love them all!
You might say I’m a coaster fanatic.
I blame it entirely on my coffee addition though…