DIY Wood Slice Snowflake Coasters + Home Gift Guide

I’m super excited to bring back my holiday gift guide series this week. Each day, I’m sharing a gift you can make, plus an accompanying guide for gifts you can purchase … I like to think of these daily posts as my Buy or DIY Gift Guides!

Today I’m sharing a tutorial for DIY Wood Slice Snowflake Coasters, plus a home gift guide!

These DIY Wood Slice Snowflake Coasters make a great gift! Plus, check out our Home Gift Guide! | Hello Little Home

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I’ve had these DIY Wood Slice Snowflake Coasters on my list to make since last Christmas. I just ran out of time to make them!

These DIY Wood Slice Snowflake Coasters make a great gift! Plus, check out our Home Gift Guide! | Hello Little HomeI wasn’t going to let another year go by without making these coasters, and I’m so glad I did. They turned out so cute.

Coasters make a great gift for pretty much anyone, and these are super easy to make!

These DIY Wood Slice Snowflake Coasters make a great gift! Plus, check out our Home Gift Guide! | Hello Little Home

Keep reading to the end of the post for the tutorial.

In addition to the coasters, I’m also sharing a home gift guide!

This Home Gift Guide has something for everyone on your list, plus get a tutorial for DIY Wood Slice Snowflake Coasters! | Hello Little HomeGift for the home are always fun to buy! While you probably don’t want to buy someone a couch (unless they picked it out), something small or luxurious is always a good choice. This home gift guide is full of great options!

  1. Faux Fur Throw – this luxurious throw comes in six colors beautiful colors and is just made for cuddling!
  2. Roland Pine Soy Candle – this candle has an amazing scent that comes from a blend of essential oils and phthalate free fragrance oils. It burns for 75 hours, perfect for keeping someone cozy all winter long!
  3. Styled: Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelves by Emily Henderson – decorating a home can take a lot of money, but styling often takes just a few minutes. This book will help the recipient make a few tweaks that will transform their home!
  4. Whale of a Tale Bookends – these fun bookends are perfect for an avid reader!
  5. Press for Champagne Print –  I love this fun print! If only it were that easy to summon a glass of champagne!
  6. Kate Spade New York ‘Raise a Glass’ Acrylic Ice Bucket – add a little class and fun to their bar with this cute ice bucket.
  7. Art All Over Statue – this gorgeous stand holds a one of a kind geode slice. It would be a beautiful addition to a living room or office.
  8. Furthermore the Merrier Plate Set – these pretty plates are as perfect for holding a slice of cake as they are for corralling trinkets in the bedroom.
  9. Beyond Chic: Great Fashion Designers at Home by Ivan Terestchenko – this beautiful book is full of interior eye candy and would make an excellent addition to someone’s coffee table.
  10. Exemplary Contemporary Vase Set – I love these unique vases! They’d look beautiful holding flowers or planted with succulents.
  11. Humans of New York Stories by Brandon Stanton – this book is full of interesting and inspirational stories, plus gorgeous photos of everyday people … the ideal coffee table book!
  12. Display or Stash Away Keepsake Box – this fun box is a great way of holding and displaying memories … perfect for a sentimental friend.
  13. Tropics Bowl – how fun is this quirky bowl? I’d fill it with candy!
  14. Crafty Catalogue Storage Chest – know someone who likes to collect or craft? This pretty chest is just the thing for holding their treasures.
  15. Bow & Drape ‘Mi Casa, Su Casa’ Pillow – I love the fun message on this pillow!
  16. Peaceful and Quiet Votive Candle Holder Set – these pretty candle holders look like they were collected over time.

I hope you got some good ideas!

Okay, on to the DIY Wood Slice Snowflake Coasters.

These DIY Wood Slice Snowflake Coasters make a great gift! Plus, check out our Home Gift Guide! | Hello Little HomeAt this time of year, I usually decorate my windows for the holidays with cut snowflakes. They’re always fun to make, and I love creating different patterns.

These DIY Wood Slice Snowflake Coasters make a great gift! Plus, check out our Home Gift Guide! | Hello Little HomeThe paper snowflakes usually come down after the holidays are over, but I’d keep these DIY Wood Slice Coasters out all winter.

It sounds like I’m going to keep this set, doesn’t it? 😉

These DIY Wood Slice Snowflake Coasters make a great gift! Plus, check out our Home Gift Guide! | Hello Little HomeHere’s what you’ll need to make your own set of snowflake coasters:

Start by printing and cutting out the snowflake templates. Center the templates on the coasters and tape into place.

Trace the snowflake with a pen, pressing so it leaves an indentation on the coaster.

These DIY Wood Slice Snowflake Coasters make a great gift! Plus, check out our Home Gift Guide! | Hello Little HomeFill in the snowflake with the white paint. Take your time and don’t worry if it’s not exactly perfect, mine sure weren’t!

You could also try using a paint pen.

These DIY Wood Slice Snowflake Coasters make a great gift! Plus, check out our Home Gift Guide! | Hello Little HomeTo finish, go over your DIY Wood Slice Coasters with polyurethane to protect the flakes and to keep the wood from staining.

These DIY Wood Slice Snowflake Coasters make a great gift! Plus, check out our Home Gift Guide! | Hello Little HomeThese DIY Wood Slice Snowflake Coasters make a great gift! Plus, check out our Home Gift Guide! | Hello Little Home

I packaged my DIY Wood Slice Snowflake Coaster with a red ribbon … simple, yet pretty!

These DIY Wood Slice Snowflake Coasters make a great gift! Plus, check out our Home Gift Guide! | Hello Little HomeTo get the free printable snowflake template, just click the image below (anywhere except the “Pin Me!” button). Print at full size for best results.

snowflake-coaster-template-THUMBNAILHave you started holiday shopping yet?

P.S. Check out the other posts in this series: easy Peppermint Bark + a Foodie Gift GuideDIY Tassel Wine Charms + Mens and Womens Gift Guides, and DIY Kids Fishing Game + Kids Gift Guide.

P.P.S. Looking for more holiday inspiration? Check out my DIY or Buy Gift Guides from last year!

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