Rustic reversible coasters and others for gifts

Rustic reversible coasters as gifts. The perfect companion with a Starbucks gift card! Seasonal on one side, crate styled on the other! With Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils |
This was a project I didn’t intend to blog about.

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…

Rustic reversible coasters, Christmas one side, crate on the other, made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils |
The wood chunks were cut from fence boards, in exact squares. These are beefy coasters! 

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

Rustic reversible coasters, Christmas one side, crate on the other, made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils |
Aren’t they cute?! But let’s do something equally fun on the other side too, so they are good to use year around.

Rustic reversible coasters, Christmas one side, crate on the other, made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils |
And here is the all season, crate side!

Rustic reversible coasters, Christmas one side, crate on the other, made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils |
A medley of coffee beans, chunks of coffee stencils, anything that looked crate like did the trick.

Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils - find them here!
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….

Toolbox shelf hot cocoa bar, with red festive reclaimed wood coffee coasters |

Reclaimed wood red Christmas coasters, made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils and Fusion Mineral Paint |
Some in red… bright and fun!

Reclaimed wood gate coasters : with BINGO : Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils :
Gate styled coasters…

route 66 stencil puzzle coasters |
Route 66 puzzle style coasters…

yardstick and reclaimed wood coasters
Yardstick trimmed coasters…

random numbered reclaimed wood coasters
Random numbered coasters…

Wood slice coasters
Wood slice coasters…

Homestead Blend Coffee tote on a reclaimed wood branch handled toolbox, along with rustic stencilled coasters
Crate styled rustic coasters for Christmas or everyday, with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils
And woodsy coasters.

I love them all! 

You might say I’m a coaster fanatic.

I blame it entirely on my coffee addition though…

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21 thoughts on “Rustic reversible coasters and others for gifts

  1. Love the look of these Donna and the fact that they’re reversible. I must say I’m a big fan of making coasters too, especially since we have a huge stock pile of pallets out back just begging to be coasterfied 😉

  2. I just love those coasters, the crate sides just as much as the festive ones. Great idea Donna and beautifully done!

    Merry Christmas!

  3. Donna,

    Oh, how I love those coasters and the fact you can use them all year around. Also, for sharing on your blog since I am not a follower on Instagram. Your whole collection is nice also.

  4. Hi Donna. Glad for you to hear you’re back where you love to be. I hope your stay in Hawaii is incredible, which it will be. Also, really love the coasters. What a unique and adorable way to use wood pieces. I love them all. Would have trouble choosing painted(the Christmas red yes please)or the rustic wood. I would use them all. Thanks for the post!

  5. These look great! Did you spray paint or – if not- what kind of paint did you use with the stencils on wood?

  6. Hi! I love these! Did you use a sealer on these at all? If so, what kind? And if not, did the paint not come off after having a wet glass on it and the water did not soak into the wood?

    • Hi Danielle!

      I tried sealing one with wax but didn’t like how it darkened the wood, so I left them bare. I have never had an issue with paint coming off. You could use Tough Coat by Fusion Mineral Paint if concerned, however it does add a slight glossy sheen to the wood.

      • Ok thank you. I make the picture ceramic tile coasters and I make stamped coasters on the tumbler stone and use sealers for both so I wasn’t sure if these actually needed to be sealed! Worth a try for sure! Thank you!

    • Hi Tori!

      You certainly can! I generally don’t because they’re reclaimed wood and I use a paint that does will with no topcoat (Fusion Mineral Paint) however Fusion has a fab product called Tough Coat that leaves a matte – satin clear finish. You could also use a wood wax, or hemp oil. Any would work. I’d just test the coat on scrap wood as they all darken the tones somewhat. Good question!

  7. Hi Donna!
    Merry Christmas!
    As I’ve said before, I LOVE your style, your projects, your stencils..all of it!

    I have a quick question! ? I’m making some wood coasters to give as gifts tomorrow. (What?! Think of it as last minute Christmas shopping! Lol!) In your tutorial you said to sand the edges. I noticed a couple of other diy-er’s said the same thing. My question is why not sand the whole coaster? Is there any particular reason for not sanding the entire piece?
    Thank you ?

    • Hey Debbie! Thank-you!

      I think everyone just means to emphasize that the fresh cuts will be sliver inducing sharp. An overall sanding is fine, I just wouldn’t go overboard or you may lose the old patina.

      p.s. Good for you! I’m baking my first batch of cookies at 10:30 pm Christmas Eve so allow me to join your 11th hour club! haha Merry Christmas!

  8. Love your work! Can’t wait to make some with the grandkids for gifts for their teachers. Hope you have a wonderful holiday..

  9. Apparently I am channeling the 2016 you 6 years later in 2022. I got out all my stuff to paint over some bird coasters, but before I stenciled I decided I should see what was on pinterest. I probably saw yours all those years ago and it was actually a subliminal message to copy them. I swear even when I think I have original idea you prove me wrong!

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