Tuesday, April 2, 2013

DIY Sisal Coasters





I love adding earthy textures in my home.  I have always loved sisal place mats, but have never been able to justify buying them because of their price.  


A while ago, I was walking through Lowes when I came across this gigantic roll of sisal for around $6.  I was so excited!  Now I could make my own sisal placemats.  I made one placemat only to discover that half the roll was gone!  That didn't seem very money savvy.  It was time to come up with an alternative - coasters!   I saw a picture of some sisal coasters on Pinterest once, and figured they couldn't be too hard to make.

It turns out, they are actually very simple.  Just roll and glue!  Use just enough hot glue to ensure that the layers are staying together as you go around.  If they are loosening, then more glue is probably needed.  The beginning is the only tricky part.  When you begin the first little circle, make sure you use plenty of glue and hold it in place until it is good and dry.

Also, make sure that you have a flat surface to work on.  You don't want your coasters to warp.  This would cause all kinds of chaos with drinks spilling all over your table.  In order to avoid the warping, make sure to push the coaster down flat as you are winding and glueing.

The following picture is what the coaster should look like when it is about 2/3'rds done.  The finished coaster should be about 4" in diameter.


Finally, to finish off the coaster, cut the sisal at an angle.  The tapered end glues more securely and allows for a nicer finish.



There you have it.  A touch of outdoors, indoors!




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21 comments:

  1. Brilliant and inexpensive idea:) Thanks for sharing!

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  2. These are so cute! Great tutorial!

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  3. These are great! Such a cute look. I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

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  4. I would love these outdoors too! They're so rustic! Thanks for the great tutorial.

    Tara
    www.suburble.com

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  5. These are adorable!! Good for you! :-0

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  6. I love these, super cute! I could use some cuter coasters so I think I'll give this a try - thanks!

    {love jenny xoxo}

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  7. What a great idea to make your own coasters. They are really cute.

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  8. How clever! Love this idea! Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 5 Blogs! http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/04/give-me-goods-monday-linky-party-2.html
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  9. These are really cute -- love the texture and the simplicity. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Really love these coasters! Would love for you to share at our Kitchen Fun & Crafty Friday link party...just posted it! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2013/04/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link.html

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  11. These coasters turned out beautifully!

    We'd love for you to stop by and share your posts at our Finished Friday link-up.

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  12. These are great! Love them! Gonna have to make some!

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  13. what a great idea!!

    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2013/top-14-diy-projects-to-make/

    Have a fabulous weekend!

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  14. Awesome Blog, i am Nina your New follower!
    Happy to Meet you!

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  15. These look fabulous! I love Sisal too! Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. I'll be featuring these tomorrow. Happy Sunday!
    Jenn :)

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  16. Cute idea! I have a roll of that laying around so I might have to try this.
    I'm visiting you today from Sunday Scoop. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment and Link Up, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Medicine Cabinet Makeover

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  17. so simple and pretty, I'm going to make some!

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  18. Thanks for posting these at our All Things Thursday link-up last week! We're featuring them this week at All Things Thursday Link-Up {No. 18} and Featured Favorites :)

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  19. I love the these!!! I've done the porcelain tile kind, but these look like they'd work so much better! Not to mention, just the right amount of rustic for me!! I co-hosted the Ginger Snap Crafts {wow me wednesday} link party last week, and I've featured this on my blog! Stop on over :)
    http://www.twotendesigns.com/2013/04/wow-me-wednesday-other-features.html

    -Kim @ Two Ten
    www.twotendesigns.com

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