Today I’m showing you how I turned craft sticks into a small replicas of wood pallets. And after I embellished them with fun patterned deco tape, they turned into the cutest DIY coasters ever!
To make these mini pallets I used only three items:
· Popsicle sticks
· Deco tape
· Hot glue gun
My craft table became a mini construction site to make these pretty pallet coasters. =)
I arranged my Popsicle sticks (it takes 16 sticks to make one coaster; 9 at the base and 7 in deco tape). Using the glue gun, I made three stacks of three Popsicle sticks. This is the fun part!
I used three coordinating deco tape patterns for mine, but you can certainly pick one favourite and they will turn out just as fabulous.
The deco tape is just the right width to cover the craft sticks. I cut a length of deco tape and attached to one side of a craft stick. Then, using a sharp scissors, I cut the ends off so they were flush with the end of each craft stick. I finished off by pressing down the sides of the deco tape along the side of the craft stick (after taking the pictures, sorry I forgot).
I planned out my pattern and structure of my mini pallet. I lined up the 3 balsa wood sections, spaced evenly apart, and attached one deco tape stick on the top and bottom with a glue gun. Then I glued the centre stick straight across the middle. I had my pattern planned next to the mini pallet structure that was starting to come together, so it made it easy to finish by adding the last 4 craft sticks.
I just eyeballed the spacing to make my sticks evenly spaced out. It was easy after getting the first sections in place.
I made myself an afternoon cup of coffee, and used my new fancy mini pallet coasters. These look great on an end table, and would also be fabulous on a desk.
Stack them on top of each other and tie a ribbon around for a fun homemade gift idea!
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