Using pallets in crafting and home decorating is all the rage these days. Add a whimsical touch to your decor with these cute and handy pallet coasters made from popsicle sticks.
Coasters are the ones that often bring up life to a dull coffee table. Instead of ready made coasters, using handmade coasters give a sense of satisfaction. In this Instructable, I'll show you how to make pallet coasters using recycled popsicle sticks.
Step 1: Stuff Required
For this awesome project, you'll need to find the following stuff in your crafting kit:
- Popsicle Sticks
- Glue Gun
- Hot Glue Gun Sticks
- Paint (Optional)
With these very little stuff, you're all ready to add in a bit more attraction to your coffee table.
Step 2: The Base Frame
To begin with, snip off all the round edges of the all the popsicle sticks using a pair of crafting scissors. Like any other structure, this one also has to be started off by building the frame. Start off by laying a simple square and glue all the edges into position.
Also provide some extra support for the base by placing the sticks in between as shown in the pictures. Stick it all into place.
Step 3: Complete the Pallet
After completing the base frame, arrange the remaining popsicle sticks on the top side of the frame. Glue all these into place and now you should be having a structure similar to a pallet.
Repeat the steps of building the frame and pallet for as many coasters as you want. These coasters will probably give a vintage look to your coffee table with the help of some creative art over it.
Step 4: Sanding and Painting
After you've glued all sticks together to form a pallet, it's time to smoothen the edges and give them a color of your choice.
Take a sanding paper and file away all the rough edges on the pallet. Once the pallet is properly smoothened, give it a coat or two with some acrylic paint. Use some dark shades of brown to give it that old school finish.
You can also use a marker to draw a logo of your choice on the coaster !!