Date : February 5, 2021
Valentine’s Day Bush Stick Heart Coasters
February in Australia is known as one of the hottest months of the year. It’s also the month of love because Valentine’s Day is celebrated on the 14th February.
Not everyone celebrates Valentine’s Day but it can serve as a reminder to be grateful for the people we love in our lives. From parents, to grandparents, aunts, uncles and yes, your siblings, too. Even your friends at school and those in your various sports and community circles.
The Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie wouldn’t be the same without their bush friends. Community is the best Valentine’s present anyone could ask for.
With that said, if there is someone special you’d like to send a gift to this Valentine’s Day, why not make something they can use like these Bush Stick Heart Coasters? They will certainly make the recipient smile every time they have a beverage.
Sticks of various lengths but similar thickness
Hot glue gun
Where to source a heart stencil
To get the shape of the coaster, I printed a heart shape on white paper, cut the shape out and used this as a stencil. Microsoft Word has a heart shape which you can size accordingly on your page and print out. You can make the coaster as big or small as you like.
Use a lead pencil to trace around the heart stencil on the cork board.
Cut out the heart shapes using scissors.
Sort through your bush sticks and start to arrange them on the cork board. Use the secateurs to trim the sticks so they remain inside the heart shape.
Use a hot glue gun to secure each stick in place. Add any smaller pieces to spaces the sticks didn’t reach to.
Remove any hot gun glue residue from the sticks.
Your coasters are now ready to be used under a mug of hot tea or given away as a gift.
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