Summer is almost here and I can’t wait to lounge outside! Time to get my patio and outdoor table summer party ready.  I made my own nautical themed rope coasters to set my drinks on this summer.

 I made my own nautical themed rope coasters to set my drinks on this summer.  

Supplies Used to Make the Rope Coasters:

  • White Rope
  • Craft Mat
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Stencils (I used nautical designs)
  • Fabric Paint (I used Plaid’s Brilliant Blue fabric paint)

Coil the end of the piece of rope into a tight loop.  Squeeze a dime sized ball of hot glue onto your craft mat, and carefully press the coiled rope end into the glue.

Squeeze a line of hot glue around the coiled rope.  Twist and press more rope into the hot glue. Continue squeezing hot glue onto the craft mat, then pressing the rope into the hot glue until the coaster is has reached the desired size.

When the coaster is large enough, cut the end and seal it with more hot glue.  Let the hot glue dry completely before peeling the coaster off the craft mat. Your rope now has a plastic, no slip rubber back and a fabric top!

Place the stencil of your choice on the rope coaster.  I am going with a nautical theme for my coasters.

Use fabric paint and a foam pouncer to create your design.  Press the foam pouncer in the fabric paint, then blot off the excess on a paper towel.  Sponge the paint over the stencil. If the design isn’t as detailed as you like, use a stiff paint brush to fill in the gaps in the rope coils.

Let the paint dry completely before use.  The rope will absorb moisture from cold glasses.  This project would be a fun way to create custom coasters for any party or event!  Since they are so easy to make you can create several at once and add a stencil design that matches your party theme or your home decor!  Have fun crafting and creating your own rope coasters!

Summer is almost here and I can't wait to lounge outside! Time to get my patio and outdoor table summer party ready.  I made my own nautical themed rope coasters to set my drinks on this summer.  

I originally published this project at HomeDIT.

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