There are simple craft materials that do wonders if used in a good way that we sometimes overlook whenever we visit a craft store. One example of this craft material is the Popsicle sticks. You can see Popsicle sticks wherever craft store you will go, you can even see them as part of the school supplies section of a mall. But most of the time, we do not see the overflowing potential of this craft material and the many benefits of using it. The good thing about using Popsicle sticks is that it is super cheap and it can create a lot of projects, all you need is creativity and imagination to make it work. Today, we will create a simple DIY project that will utilize Popsicle sticks – a mini pallet coaster!
DIY GOLD MINI PALLET COASTER
Coasters have been used not just for the sole purpose of protecting tables but also for decoration at home. It gives a different vibe on the table that crafters can’t get enough. That is why this DIY gold mini pallet coaster will surely be on your “do-it-yourself bucket list” after reading this step-by-step tutorial on how to make one. It is super easy and it will not hurt your pocket too! Are you ready? Let us start.
First, gather the materials needed for this DIY project. What you will need:
- Popsicle Sticks
- Woodcutter (or scissors)
- Gold Spray Paint
Step 1: Begin with marking the Popsicle sticks using your pencil and ruler. This will serve as a guide when you cut the edges later.
Step 2: By using your wood cutter, cut off both the curve edges of the Popsicle sticks so that it will look rectangular. You can use a pair of scissors instead of a woodcutter if the latter tool is not available. Just make sure that your scissors can cut the sticks perfectly and will not cause the sticks to break into half.
Step 3: Make a total of twelve rectangular Popsicle sticks for the coaster. Do not forget to check the measurement of each Popsicle sticks. It must have an equal length and size.
Step 4: To create the base of the mini-pallet coaster, apply some glue into three Popsicle sticks on their side onto two flat Popsicle stick.
Use the image below for your reference. Leave it to dry for about 5 minutes.
Step 5: After making the base of the coaster, you can now start putting the remaining seven Popsicle sticks on top of the base. Begin putting the first stick from the right side, then into the left side, and then the middle part. The photo below will guide you on this process.
Then start filling in the other Popsicle sticks to cover the whole top of the base. Make sure that spacing is equal in each stick so that the coaster will look proportionate. Also, make sure to apply enough amount of glue so that each Popsicle stick will have a perfect adhesive with each other.
Step 6: After finishing the top of the mini-pallet coaster, leave it for about 10 minutes until it is dry. You can also check the durability of your coaster to make sure that it will not get destroyed when used.
Step 7: When the coaster is already dry, you can now apply the gold spray paint. You can use any color you wish to, it depends on your creativity. Also, remember to spray evenly. If you are already satisfied with the outcome, leave it for 20 to 30 minutes to dry the paint up.
You now have your very own gold mini pallet coaster that you can use in your home!
You can create a lot of this coaster and impress your guests whenever you offer a drink to them or you can just enjoy using it along while drinking your favorite beverage. Whether it’s a cup of coffee or an ice cold fruit juice, this coaster will not let you down. This gold mini pallet coaster will surely add elegance to your table while protecting the surface from scratches. So what are you waiting for? Run into the nearest craft store to grab the supplies needed and start making your own mini pallet coaster at home.
About Author: – Linjo Joson is a DIY enthusiast. He writes about home decor products, especially about shelving units in his blog. He helps people to choose the right shelf for their rooms which serves the purpose and matches the interior.