Brooke is back this week with an awesome tutorial using wood bark coasters from World Market. They serve two purposes, a perfect coaster to support beverages and an easy place card holder to let guests know where they’ll be sitting this Thanksgiving. They make wonderful gifts as well for family and friends. Check out the lovely designs Brooke chose to accent her coasters, and let us know if you try it out. Happy crafting!
DIY Wood Burned Place Card Coasters
Wood bark coasters
Wood burning tool
Attach the cone point tip to your wood burning tool (mine came with several options, but I wanted more control and cleaner lines for lettering).
Plug it in and allow it to heat up (follow instructions on the package).
Once it’s hot, practice on scrap wood to get a feel for how to hold the tool and how hard to press for the results you’d like.
Next, use a pencil to lightly draw names onto the coasters.
Start tracing over your pencil design with the wood burning tool until it’s complete.
Go back over areas you feel need a little more work and erase any pencil marks if needed.
Now you have lovely coasters that are perfect place cards too!