…but not on your furniture
With a nautical vibe and a pop of color, these coasters are perfect for indoor or outdoor use.
The lip which helps to keep your drink secure.Because of the lip, they’re also self-stacking and can add the perfect pop of color on whichever table needs it most. The rope helps to absorb condensation meaning fewer drips and spills.
They are durable enough to be a patio staple or use them indoors as the perfect coffee table accent for your space.
Customize them with your perfect paint color and a rope style of your choice, or leave them unpainted for a more earthy feel. Opt for thicker rope for a quicker project and more rustic feel or choose thinner cord for a more polished and detailed look.
These cute little coasters are a quick and easy DIY project anyone can rock, even if you don’t think you’re crafty.
What you’ll need:
These DIY nautical coasters are super simple. You can make them easily even if you’re not crafty. If you can spray paint things and wield a hot glue gun, you’re in business when it comes to these DIY rope coasters. Besides waiting for the paint to dry, the whole process took me less than 30 minutes.
Your aesthetic will be defined by the color combo and rope / cord type you choose. I went for dual shades of light blue with white cotton rope to make it pop. I wanted my set to coordinate but not be all exactly the same which is why I used multiple paint colors. You can also try more natural or darker rope as well as any spray paint colors you choose.
If you like a more earthy feel, you could leave the terra cotta saucers unpainted, and then use a natural rope on some and cotton rope on others for a set that shows off a natural earthy palette. If you like things big and bold and want to add an extra pop of color, you could even use colored rope or paint a pattern – like triangles – on the rope itself.
They’re also pretty cheap, these exact ones cost about 11.56 for all 4. You can obviously make some upgrades to your materials if you want to elevate the look and feel, but $2.89 a coaster is pretty amazing for something that looks so chic – it sure beats the $12 each I spent on my other favorite set from Anthropologie.4.5 inch Terra Cotta Saucers – $0.77 each at Home Depot X 4 = $3.08 Spray Paint -$3.79 per can at Home Depot * 2 (used about 1/3 of each can) = $2.53
If you want the full breakdown, here ya go:
Cord – $5.95 for 23.6 yards at Michaels (used 12 yards) $3.03
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