I saw these pallet coasters on Pinterest and thought they were really adorable and funny. Because simply, almost anything mini is the cutest. I saw a lot of pictures of the coasters with simple directions and places to buy a set, but not really a how-to. I love the full-size pallet projects all over Pinterest, but that's definitely not on my level. Popsicle sticks I can handle. I modeled these after Uncle Bob's (real) two way entry pallets... Check out the how-to below.
Updated: If you like this project, be sure to check out the mini pallet magnets I made here!
what you need:
- popsicle sticks (14 for each coaster)
- sharp scissors
- sponge brush
- wood stain
- cloth (I just used a paper towel)
- gorilla/crazy glue
- protective waterproof spray-optional
1. Cut the ends off of the popsicle sticks using very sharp scissors. This is definitely the hardest and least fun part of the project.
2. Coat the sticks with wood stain, wipe with cloth per the directions for the stain and let dry. I used 1 coat of Martha Stewart wood stain.
3. Once the sticks are dry, arrange like the second photo in the strip above. Use gorilla/crazy glue to attach the sides and middle "beams?" I don't know the terminology.
4. Make sure you are holding the sticks down to allow the glue to dry, probably about a minute for each stick. (I spent this time reading for Wills and Trusts, but I don't think that part is crucial to the process...)
5. Add the top row of sticks and make sure the glue is dry.
6. Coat with the optional waterproof spray. You're done!