Intro: Cheap Mini Pallet Coasters!
Do you want to make these mini pallet coasters? Maybe you've seen them online and wished you could make some of your own. Well i just spent the past day trying to figure out the exact dimensions of what these little babies are and i finally got it.
Step 1: What You're Gonna Need
All of the items on this list can be baught at joann fabrics but hobby lobby is also an option.
And don't forget to use the coupons. If you go to joanns you can use competitor coupons and get them on your phone making this project about $4 to do. Hobby lobby will not take competitor coupons though.
1. 3.99 1 peice of craft basswood 1/16" x 3" x 24" OR you can use one bag of large popsicle sticks LARGE(NOT REGULAR SIZED)
you can buy the both of these at joann fabrics but the peice of wood is easier
2. 2.99 1 peice of 1/4" x 1" x 4 ft
I'm not 100% on the 4 ft, you will only be needing about 2 ft nevertheless
3. free if you already have it: wood glue or hot glue (wood glue is better but there is no problem using hot glue)
4. free if you already have it: black paint or coffee or tea (to be used for staining)
I will be showing the paint method
5. free if you already have: xacto knife or box cutter
6. free if you already have: paper plate or some other place to mix paint and water
7. free if you already have: sand paper (any)
Step 2: Cutting
Cut out your individual peices from your wood.
For one pallet you will need:
10 peices of the thinner wood at 9/32" x 3 3/4"
and 3 peices of the thicker wood that are 1/4" x 3 7/8"
Step 3: Stain (skip If You Want Your Pallets to Look New)
What you need to do is make a little pallette.
I used a paper plate.
Put a little black paint on there as well as some water and do a test on some scrap wood.
I wouldn't suggest using brown paint. I tried that and it just didn't look right but you can do as you please. :P
You can use your hands or a paint brush. It works either way.
When you're happy with your test wood, do the same to all of your pieces of wood.
Note: Make sure you vary the darkness of the pieces that way they don't all look the same.
As soon as you're done with that then let em dry.
(you can speed this up with a hairdryer)
Step 4: Glue and Done
Use whatever glue you have to attach 5 planks of the bigger pieces of wood to the 3 smaller.
Then attach the remaining 5 planks the same way you attached the first 5.
If some of your planks are longer than others you can sand the ends to make them more even.
Besides that you're done. That's all it takes.
If you liked my little tutorial here, be sure to give me some positive feedback.
This is my first tutorial ever so I'd like to know how I did.