Apartment Therapy's How To Make Your Own Wood Coasters post is as much adorable as it is practical. The personally engraved pieces are quite versatile as they can be used as wall mounts or as additions to one's dining room table.
These Wood Coasters are made with slices of birch which can be purchased at standard craft stores. Traces are then drawn by way of carbon paper. Once these steps are complete, paint or markers can be applied to fill in the spaces. Short messages such as "Eat Drink Love" and "Home Sweet Home" have been applied here, although one can interchange these with personalized tags or names. A thin layer of polyurethane or acrylic spray will add shine to the coasters.