Thanksgiving Coasters

By Sara Shirman for Walnut Hollow

We are excited to be blog hopping with Quietfire Design all this week. We have so many creative projects to share with you using Quietfire Design high quality rubber stamps with Walnut Hollow Wood Surfaces and Tools.

Walnut Hollow + Quietfire Design Prize

We have a great prize to give away. Let us know what you think about our projects by leaving comments. We will choose a prize winner Monday, October 6. Leaving comments on all of the projects will increase your chance of winning! See where to go next at the end of my post!

Walnut Hollow Crafts | Thanksgiving Coasters

Quietfire Designs has some of the most beautiful stamps that I have ever seen. The delicate Calligraphy is so well done and the stamps themselves are very high quality. It was really fun to work with Suzanne in deciding what the stamps should say for this Thanksgiving themed blog hop! It took me a whole 5 minutes to decide that I was going to make coasters for the blog hop. The size of the Quietfire Design stamps combined with Walnut Hollow’s 4.5″Circle Mini Thin Plaque were perfect for coasters on a Thanksgiving table setting!

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I started preparing my Circle Plaques by sanding them and putting 2 coats of Light Buttermilk Americana Acrylic Paint

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Once the paint was dry I used Coffee Bean Archival Pigment Ink to stamp on this Sunflower stamp that was purchased at Michaels.

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I used a heat gun to set the ink then colored in the sunflowers with Tsukineko® Memento Dual Markers. The brush tip worked well for filling in the petals and the center of the sunflower with loose strokes.

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I stamped the beautiful Quietfire Design stamp that is a part of the Give Thanks set onto a thin piece of white paper. I love the quality of these stamps! They are so clean and crisp!

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I centered the paper in the center of the sunflower.

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I mixed up some Ice Resin (it is so easy to use!) Here is a video that shows how to mix your Ice Resin properly.

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I poured the ice resin over the stamped paper and spread it all the way to the edge. The Ice Resin is thick enough so that it does not run over the edge of the piece of wood. Ice Resin is very easy to use on wood!

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I let the Ice Resin dry for 24 hours. They turned out really nice – now I can’t wait for Thanksgiving!

Coaster

Walnut Hollow Crafts Thankful Coasters

Thanks for stopping by to see my Thanksgiving Coasters! Now go see what Kathy Jo and Sherry have created! http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/

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59 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Coasters

  1. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial!! Your photos and instructions are great!
    LOVE how your coasters turned out……so pretty!!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

  2. LOVELOVELOVE these gorgeous coasters!!! My favorite flower is the sunflower so these really appeal to me!!! This is an amazing hop and I can’t wait to see what else the week has in store for us!!! See you tomorrow~!

  3. Love the detailed instructions on creating these wonderful coasters. You did great work and I loved learning about using ice resin and how easy it works with wood. Thanks for a great blog hop today!

  4. What a great idea! Also thank you for providing such detailed instructions. They look so nice and it is something I would not thought of doing. Inspiring!

  5. These are wonderful Sara! Thanks so much for sharing all the steps! I think we all decided very quickly what items we were going to work with and we stuck with them even after all these months!

  6. I recently broke my fibula. My neighbors and friends were so kind. I sure will be making more than 1 set of these to show how thankful I am for their help! Thanks for the instructions, they are so helpful!

  7. I have never used the ice resin. Thank you for the introduction to a new product to add to my arsenal! Your project is quite beautiful. Another great idea for the youth group.

  8. Your coasters are so lovely and remind me of my garden at the end of summer and the beginning of fall when the sunflowers are at full bloom! You did such a lovely job on the coloring of the flowers and the wood excepted the ink really well!

  9. Pretty AND practical! And with Quietfire stamps crisp sentiment, it just is perfect for Thanksgiving. 🙂 Or ANY occasion really. 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us.

  10. A fabulous idea and coasters are always needed! I had never thought to make my own and customize them for the season! I will definitely try this! Thanks for the inspiration!

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