I am back after another 5000 years (jokes). Regretfully, it’s kind of become a routine for me to disappear in the bushes. Anyways, more of that some day later. You know, I absolutely love to have extra pairs of coasters ready for use in just about any any space kitchen, living room, and now my balcony. It is not only inviting but has its obvious benefit of keeping stains away couldn’t say it any better (so cliche). Now, for long as I can remember I have had this balsa wood sitting in my stash for an year or so. I could see a glimpse of hope for it when I purchasing this pom pom trims for another project this idea of sandwiching them in between two balsa wood came to my mind ,And I rejoiced as if it were a moment of Eureka. But of course, I had to wait until the right time came by (summer).
- Round balsa wood pieces 4 inches
- Pom Pom trims
- Glue gun
- Sealant of your choice
The steps are as simple as it could get! Plug in your hot glue gun and wait for it to get piping hot. Dab a tiny glue on a balsa piece and stick the end of your pom pom trim to it. From there on apply small batches of glue to the balsa and carry on with adjusting the trim on it. Cut the trim once you reach the finish point. Strategically, start to apply another round of trim over it so that the new pom poms fit into the empty spaces if that makes sense. Now you may notice that the pom pom trims are not perfectly spaced out in all cases which is alright. Whenever the sequence is disturbed you may cut from the point of obstacle, alter the trim and continue with gluing the trim until done. At this point, you may want to sandwich the pom pom with another pair of balsa wood with the help of some glue of course. The second piece would give it a much clean and finished look that we so desire.
As per the size of poms poms that I used for this project, placing the trims twice was just enough. I would suggest you to get the medium sized ones for the same. Bigger ones could make the coasters difficult to work with as they would not align with the thin balsa wood.
You see I like to get it out of my chest as soon as possible and won’t bother with sealing as you may have come across with many of my projects (I have got a bad reputation for it). But you don’t have to be careless like me and can use a sealant to protect your cute balsa wood coasters so that you don’t have to throw them away after first use. Not that I did, just saying.
I couldn’t resist uploading this image despite the misfocus. The picture is delicious nonetheless.