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diy project: kate’s log buttons

log buttons
here’s a last minute idea for your gifts- wrapping them or making them! these log slices take mere minutes to complete if you have a saw and drill handy. you could also ask your local lumberyard to cut them for you if you don’t have a saw, because it’s just a few quick slices. you can add these to gifts or cards as extra decoration, or add them to sweaters, scarves or hats for a nice organic touch. i hope you have safe, relaxing, and happy holidays everyone! see you in january!! – kate

note: the screen printed faux bois wrapping paper is available from blankspace gallery in oakand.

CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump!

materials:

1. logs
2. drill with small bit
3. chop saw (or saw with mitre box)
4. safety goggles and dust mask
5. scrap piece of wood.

cost:

1. $5 for logs (or free if you have them on hand)

time:

30 minutes

instructions:

1. slice the logs in thicknesses between .5″ and 2″.
2. drill four holes evenly spaced from the center of each slice.
3. brush off all the sawdust and use a bbq skewer or chopstick to poke out the sawdust from inside the holes.
4. if you want to, you can paint these with a couple coats of clear sealant to prevent dampness or staining, but i put mine out to air dry a bit and left them plain. it’s up to you!

YOU’RE DONE!!

log buttons closeup
log button
log buttons detail

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8 Comments

robinnested

I love these. Cute, clever… you can just hit your backyard for materials. I’m sad I’ve already wrapped all my gifts!

Jessica

These are neat. I had the idea to make slices of logs as candleholders or chargers if they would be thin enough. To use under clear plates. Now I have to convince my wood splitting friends to do it for me!

nkp

This is the epitome of cuteness! I feel as though the ubiquitous light bulb just went off over my head. Watch out world, I want to “log button” everything in sight! ;0)

Thanks for sharing this very clever how-to!
-nelya

zess

wow, so alluring with a small effort can also be applied on dry branches for cylindrical shape. thanks for sharing

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