Coasters are always a necessity no matter what anyone says. They keep your tables stain free while providing a pretty backdrop for your cups and mugs. These DIY coasters are made up of popsicle sticks only and so have a very unified look to them.
What you will need:
• 12 Popsicle sticks
Make two marks, each 1cm from either edges, on each of the sticks.
Cut all the sticks along the marked points while making sure all the popsicle sticks are of the same length.
Place two of the sticks flat, parallel to each other, keeping the gap between the outer edges the same as the length of the sticks after cutting.
Place two sticks vertically on top of the previous sticks making sure the edge of the new sticks are touching the ends of both the previous sticks. Glue them in place.
Repeat by placing two more sticks vertically but this time make sure they are in between the ones now at the edges.
On top of these, place 6 sticks, flat, at equal distance from each other. The direction of these sticks should be the same as the ones at the very bottom. Glue them in place.
The sticks laying flat and the sticks laid vertically should be perpendicular to each other.
If you’ve followed all the steps properly you are now done! Feel free to paint it or leave it as is to suit your taste.