Since it’s officially been fall for almost a month now, I guess I should get on board. I will admit that I did try a PSL the other day (since they changed the recipe and all), and I have to be honest. I didn’t love it. I didn’t really even like it. I’m starting to wonder if I’m even American.
But, in honor of said season, I figured I’d put together a little fall craft. And I say that lightly, because I’m not entirely convinced that this is a fall craft. I figure wood slices aren’t really a summer thing…so we’ll go with fall. If it works, it works. Stop judging.
Being from the Midwest, I have a lot of family members that have cabins ‘up north.’ And if you didn’t read that as, “cabins up nort,” you’re clearly not from Wisconsin. More power to you. Seriously. The Yooper accent is a bit much, even for me. Every time I visit back home, I pick up a little of it. Especially when drinking. Okay mostly just when drinking.
One of my aunts is building a new cabin in the woods up north. I had seen wood projects around the block (or on Pinterest), and thought about making her some photo coasters as a little cabin-warming present. On wood, of course. I couldn’t find a tutorial online that was as easy as I like ’em to be, so I made up my own…
You can buy the wood slices at Michael’s, or you can cut them on your own. This would depend on how much of a lumberjack you are. Obviously, I bought mine. I know that may come as a shock to you, since I’m so outdoorsy – but I was short on time.
Print photos on regular printer paper. Trim your photos to fit each wood slice. Using a thin coat of Modge Podge on the bottom of each photo, stick it to the wood slice, being careful to push out any air pockets. Wait for that to dry, and then apply another thin coat to the top. After that is dry as well, you should apply at least another 2 layers to the top. You want to make sure it has a good seal, so the photos don’t bubble when wet. If you want to tie them together with the same tag (or one like it), you can find it here.
Overall, I think they turned out pretty neat. Since I’ll probably never see the cabin myself, at least I can know that she’s protecting her table surfaces with these coasters. Seriously, what’s more important than that?