It probably goes without saying that coffee is an essential these days. A blessing when the boys wake up to eat at 6 am, and again at 3 in the afternoon when I need that little pick-me-up. So when I was asked to write this DIY Coffee post for my latest freelance blogging gig, I happily obliged. And in the midst of research, I thought up my own little project and decided to give it a g
All you need is a plane wooden or cork coaster or trivet, coffee beans (we’re Nespresso devotees around here so I actually had to buy these for the first time in a while), and a hot glue gun. Then, here’s how you do it: starting in the center, glue one coffee bean onto the center of the coaster or trivet. I glued my beans with the flat side down because I like the smooth finish on top. Then, simply continue to glue coffee beans out from around the center. That’s all there is to it.
Some tips: as you get toward the edges, it becomes a bit like working on a puzzle as you try to minimize blank space between beans. Select the beans you’ll be placing before you glue them down, about 1 or 2 at a time. Apply a thin layer of hot glue directly to the trivet where the beans will go, then press them on. This is easier than applying the glue to the coffee bean itself. You want to make sure it’s a thin layer because any excess hot glue will dry into a visible blob.
By the end, you;ll have a whole new appreciation for the varied sizes, colors, and shapes of the coffee bean.
I like the natural, rustic aesthetic. And they even smell good! Nothing like the aroma of fresh brew.