Wood Heart Coasters DIY | Valentine Crafts

Make AMAZING wood heart coasters for Valentine’s Day! They are great gift ideas and holiday decor! Get ready to break out the glitter…and the resin!

Here’s another Valentine craft to make your home more festive AND it’s functional because they are drink coasters!

I found these unfinished wood hearts that have beautiful laser cutouts in them.

I found unfinished wood hearts

I thought they would make AMAZING coasters!

Quickie Video of the Wood Heart Coaster Tutorial

You can find the full video tutorial at the end of this post!

Supplies for the Wood Heart Coaster

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Here are the items you will need to make the wood heart coasters:

  • Resin
  • When deciding on which resin to use for your coasters, you need to keep in mind whether you want it just for cold cups or for hot as well.
  • If only for cold drinks, you can be flexible and use whatever brand you like:
  • If you want it to work for both hot and cold drinks, you need to look for a heat resistant resin, like these:
    • FX Poxy ~ According to the manufacturer, this one is heat resistant to 500° F.
    • Stone Coat

Directions for Wood Heart Coasters

Here are the full directions on how to make these beauties!

Step 1: Paint the Wood Hearts

Paint the wood hearts silver…

Paint wood heart silver

…and pink. Plan on it taking at least two coats.

Paint wood heart pink

Step 2: Tape It!

Once dry, use packing tape and tape it to the back of the hearts. Make sure there is a good seal between the heart and the tape, so the resin does not seep out.

Burnish clear packing tape down on the back of the wood heart coasters

The best way to get a good seal is to burnish the tape to the wood heart by rubbing it down with a bone folder, a credit card, or a smooth piece of wood, etc.

Step 3: Oooh! Oooh! Here Comes the glitter!

Mix half an ounce of resin with fine red glitter.

Mix fine red glitter into the resin

Step 4: The Big Drip!

Using your stir stick, drip it into the openings of the wood heart.

Drip red glitter resin into the wood hearts

Step 5: Pop! Pop! Pop! Go the Wood Hearts

Once the hearts are full of resin, use your lighter to pop the bubbles. Then, let them cure for a minimum of 12 hours.

Use a lighter to pop the bubbles in the resin

*TIP: Just remember, you are working with wood frames. Move the lighter quickly across the hearts because you don’t want to set them on fire!

Step 6: Pull the Tape

Once cured, you can remove the tape off the back of the coasters.

*TIP: Pull parallel to the coaster and down. If you pull straight away, you run the risk of pulling out some of the resin.

Remove the clear packing tape from the back of the heart coasters

*TIP: The tape I used did not leave a sticky residue, but sometimes the tape will. If your tape does, you can either paint a thin coat of resin over it and let it cure, or you can use clear nail polish or another clear sealer or varnish.

Here are the wood heart coasters all finished!

Silver and pink wood heart coasters
glass sitting on coaster

Have fun with it! I’d LOVE to see what you make! Be sure to share it over on my Craft Klatch Facebook Group! It’s Free! ❤️

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Other great Valentine Crafts!

If you love a good Valentine’s Day craft, I have lots of them for you! Here’s just a sampling:

  1. Glitter Heart Coaster
  2. DIY Resin Heart Art
  3. Sequin Heart Coaster
  4. Resin Heart Valentine Decor
  5. 35 Valentine Craft Projects

HEARTS!

If you want to add a little heart decor theme to your home, here are some great coasters to get you started!

Be sure to PIN IT for later!

Resin and wood heart coasters

Full Wood Heart Coasters Video Tutorial:

As promised, here is the full video tutorial, which should answer most, if not all of your questions regarding the process!

That’s it! Thanks for stopping by!

Remember: Life’s too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™ Stay safe!

Mona

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