Cordial Coasters

Cute things almost always come in small packages, and it’s amazing how instantly adorable something becomes as soon as it’s miniaturized. If you want a cute cake, make it a cupcake, and if you want to increase the cute factor, make it a mini cupcake!

The same thing goes for cocktails which is why I’m currently addicted to cordial glasses, but cordials look slightly goofy on normal sized coasters. Of course, that meant making some of my own miniature coasters which was super easy.

Cordial Coasters
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I currently have a nice stockpile of branches and logs, so I looked for a branch that was the diameter I needed for the glasses. Then it was only a matter of hauling it to the chop saw (it’s also small and consequently cute) and running it through. Once I had my branch slices, I selectively removed most of the bark but left some on for the sake of rustic charm. That was it!

Cordial Coasters
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I could have taken it a step further by staining the wood, but I want the wood to be somewhat absorbent. Also, mine came out pretty smooth, but had they been on the rough side, I would have added some felt fabric or buttons to the bottom.

Cordial Coasters
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All-in-all, I increased the level of household cuteness in about 30 minutes and did it for free which is my favorite kind of cute.


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2 thoughts on “Cordial Coasters

  1. Good idea,

    I would get some water based sealant, put some in a shallow pan or something, about half or less than
    the depth of the coasters and set them in for just a second or two, set on a makeshift rack to dry. The coaster will still absorm some moisture since the bottoms are the only part getting any sealer but
    will last and stay together, just an idea.

    • Thank you! And that’s a really great tip!

      I guess I’m kinda lazy because I have a lot of these logs. 😛

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