How To Make Tree Limb Coasters

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We find high glossed coffee tables made out of tree slices to be organic, modern and very appealing. DIY-ing a coffee table would be a hefty task. However, slicing up a tree limb,

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sanding it, and sealing it was surprisingly easy and resulted in a unique set of natural tree limb coasters for morning coffee or a long tall glass of iced tea.  You only need a few tools to make your own old tree limb set of coasters. 

Materials and tools:

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  • old tree limb that’s dry
  • miter saw
  • sandpaper or sander
  • natural stain
  • sealer or finish
  • felt or cork for bottom (not pictured)
  • glue (not pictured)
  • nice ribbon to wrap up the set (not pictured)
  • safety goggles (not pictured)

What you do:

1. Carefully slice up 5 or 6 pieces of a tree limb about 3/8″  thick

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2. Sand one side until it’s nice and smooth

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3. Brush on natural or light wood stain

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4. Use a craft spray or polyurethane to give the coasters a sealed, waterproof finish

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5. Cut out felt or cork to fit the bottom of each coaster and glue them to the bottom of each

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6. Wrap up your new set of nature’s coasters with a pretty ribbon and give to your dear Mom to show her you still like to make her handmade gifts for Mother’s Day.

Optional: Throw in a set of coffee mugs or iced tea glasses.

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