I was recently cleaning some things out in my studio and I ran across a box of wood slices leftover from the branches I cut for my vase and wreath project. I contemplated throwing them out, but I decided I must be able to use them for something.
I was left with a set of instant coasters. I tend to take a glass of water upstairs every night, so I now I have a cute and functional coaster to set it on. And the best part -- it was free and took literally 30 seconds. I spent more time going out to the garage to look for the felt pads than completing the project.