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Make Easy DIY Rope Coasters

Since you guys loved Lovilee’s DIY Cake Stand so much,  I asked her if I could post another one – and decided on this blog post from Lauren Kim on how to make Easy DIY Rope Coasters.

You can get really creative with this DIY project, making use of various ropes and textures to achieve different results. You could even spray the ropes different colours or dip dye to make a rainbow coaster.

If you create a set of 4, 6 or 8, it could be a great gift for someone or just a great addition to your own decor. By going slightly bigger, you can make placemats as well.

DIY rope coasters and placemats

Make Easy DIY Rope Coasters

  • Hot glue gun and Glue sticks OR 1 Tube of glue, like Bostik
  • Approximately 2 meters cord or rope for each coaster
  • A pair of scissors
  • Clear sticky tape

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Cut the one end of the cord at an angle and put a drop of glue, using your glue gun on the end.
  2. Wait a few seconds for the glue to cool and spread it on the end to prevent the rope from fraying. (you can also make use of some sellotape instead)
  3. Put another drop of glue on the same end and fold it over onto the cord to start a coil.
  4. Keep on putting a thin stripe of glue on the cord and carry on rolling the rope in a coil. This can be messy so I found it easier to do a few rotations and let it dry.

Rope for rope crafts photographed by Lauren Kim Photography

5.  Keep doing this until you reach the desired size. When you get to the size you want, cut the cord at an angle.

6. Put a drop of glue on the end to prevent fraying and then secure it to the coil or wrap sellotape around the end piece to finish.

EXPERT TIP: For added rigidity, you can glue the final place-mat onto a thin piece of MDF to make stronger Rope Coasters.

Pin these Easy DIY Rope Coasters to make later! 📌

DIY rope coasters and placemats
DIY rope coasters and placemats photographed by Lauren Kim Photography

DIY by Lauren Kim Photography.

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