DIY Nautical Coasters | Vintage, Paint and more...

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

DIY Nautical Coasters

  Today I thought I would share  some cute little nautical coasters that I DIY'd a couple of weeks ago. I don't know about you but we are constantly needing to replace the coasters at our house. So this time around I decided to make my own instead of paying so much money for anything that was cute or decorative.  Since I have a coastal/beachy theme decor I decided to make some nautical ones this time around. 

Vintage, Paint and more....DIY nautical coasters made with twine and stenciled with craft paints
I think these turned out so cute and they definitely fit into our coastal decor. These are very simple to make but do take some time since I had six in my set to do.  So lets get on with the steps.

You will need these supplies to make the twine side:

Vintage, Paint and more... supplies to make DIY twine coasters

Glue gun and glue sticks
A round wooden form for each coaster.  I used a set that Kaiser Craft makes for scrapbookers but you could easily cut your own from thin plywood if you so desired

Vintage, Paint and more... wrapping twine for a nautical coaster

Start by gluing the twine around the outside edge of the coaster form and working to the inside. This assures it stays centered as you wrap.

Vintage, Paint and more... wrapping twine for a DIY nautical coaster

Continue gluing and wrapping the twine until you get to the center.

Vintage, Paint and more... twine wrapped nautical coaster

When you reach the center cut the twine and work the tail down into the center so it does not show. It will look like the above picture.

Vintage, Paint and more... DIY nautical coasters with twine wrapped side and stenciled side

On the backside I just painted the disc with a blue craft paint and then stenciled a little sailboat on each coaster.  This particular set had a base that holds each coaster upright (you can see it in the picture below) so I just painted it with the same blue craft paint. You can then use mod podge to seal the paint so it doesn't peel or crack if it gets wet.

Vintage, Paint and more... DIY nautical coasters with a twine wrapped side and a stenciled side

When you are done you have a cute little set of coasters with twine on one side and a stenciled sailboat on the other that can be used in a coastal, beachy or nautical decor. These will look much better in the family room than all the miss matched ones we have  right now.
Do you seem to accumulate lots of mismatched coasters or does this just happen at our house?  Tell me about it in the comments below.  
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Until next time enjoy creating something you love.  

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  1. Super creative. Thanks for sharing!

  2. These are great! I love all things coastal. The sail boats just set them off! Pinning and putting this on my to make list.

  3. These are wonderful! They're so cute, I can't wait to make some.

  4. Cathy, your coasters turned out so cute! I LOVE them!

  5. These are so cute! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty :)

  6. Seriously adorable! I love seeing all the nautical ideas as summer creeps up on us...and this is really inspiring! Thank you so much for bringing your project to Snickerdoodle Sunday- hope you'll join us again this weekend!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

  7. This is awesome :) Thanks for sharing dear!

  8. Cathy these are wonderful! Pinned! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

  9. Hi! Visiting from My Favorite Things link party. These are SO cute! Thanks so much for sharing them! Pinned!

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