Crafts & DIY
Crafter shows 4 super fun and simple crafts to make with blank wood rounds
These are as functional as they are beautiful.
Cherie Gozon
09.27.21

There are many DIY crafts you can do with wood.

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One of the best woods you can use is hardwood since it is close-grained. It turns out to be smoother compared with other wood, especially after sanding.

They also look good when sliced, perfect for any DIY idea. So, if you have some hardwood or wood log slices lying around, here are four DIY crafts you can do.

If you don’t have any fallen branches or cut logs lying around, not to worry. You can generally find blank wood rounds in craft stores like Michael’s and JoAnne’s Fabrics.

One of the easiest things you can make are wooden coasters.

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It’s a useful item at home, so you can be sure that all your efforts won’t go to waste. Creating coasters will need minimal materials.

You must prepare a few wood log slices depending on how many coasters you’d like to make, some acrylic paint, stencils, and varnish.

Sand and smooth the surface of your wood slices.

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Place a paint pattern of your choice on top of the round. Using a sponge, dab acrylic paint on the pattern.

Remove the pattern, and it will reveal your beautiful design. Spray wood varnish and let it dry.

Another thing you can create is a napkin or tissue holder.

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This is another useful item on your dining table. If you’re into cozy interiors, adding a napkin holder out of wood is a nice touch.

You’ll use the same materials and marine glue but note that one holder needs 3 rounds each.

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First, cut one side of a round and make two of these. Glue the cut-out or flat side on top of the third wood round.

Let it dry for two days. Once dry, you can paint on it and apply varnish.

You can also make a trivet as they are perfectly heat resistant.

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This makes a great match with your coasters. You can create the same design using the same materials. It makes a beautiful teatime display.

Get a bigger wood lround and a few smaller ones.

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Using transparent glue, stick the smaller slices around the big one. Make sure to place glue at the side, too, so the smaller pieces stick to each other.

Once you encircle the big log slice with the small ones, tie some jute string around it so they’ll tighten together. Let it dry for two days.

Once it is dry, the pieces are now strongly glued together.

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Continue with painting the surface of the wood rounds according to your liking. You can still use the stencil pattern for this.

Lastly, spray varnish and let it dry. It looks good, doesn’t it?

Finally, you can create a simple hanging ornament.

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You can hang this on a shelf, by the door, or a nice kitchen shelving or cart. (Do you see where we’re going here?)

It’s a beautiful addition if you have a shelf for coffee and tea, and it goes well with the rest of your DIY crafts here.

Cut out a round piece of felt and grab a few smaller pieces of log rounds.

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Using marine glue, glue it on the felt. Don’t forget to place glue on the sides, too.

You can hand paint or use a marker to write ‘Welcome’ or design it with whatever you think would look good. You can also add a wooden ornament to hang in between.

Don’t all these crafts look good when put together?

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Get the step-by-step tutorial for each of these cute projects in the video below!

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By Cherie Gozon
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Cherie Gozon is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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