I just love functional home decor — especially when it has DIY farmhouse style. Coasters are a great way to add some decor to your tabletops while also protecting them at the same time. And making your own DIY coasters is so easy! To make these simple braided jute coasters, all you need is jute twine, felt, and glue.
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These DIY jute coasters are to easy make! They’re simple enough for a kid to help with or easy enough to make while you’re watching your favorite show.
Looking for more farmhouse craft ideas? Check out my rope wrapped vase post to see another simple rustic craft you can make for your home.
Supplies for Your DIY Coasters
To create these rustic jute coasters, you’ll need:
- Jute twine
- Hot glue gun
These DIY drink coasters are not only so simple to make, you also probably already have everything you need to make them at home! So, grab your supplies and start braiding!
How to Make DIY Drink Coasters
To make your own DIY drink coasters, you should start by cutting felt for the bottom of the braided jute coasters. Use a small bowl or large cup to trace a circle around a piece of felt, then cut out around the outline. Felt is a great choice for the backing of your drink coasters because it helps keeps the coasters from slipping when they’re sitting on a smooth surface.
When you have your felt cut and ready to go, it’s time to start prepping your jute twine. You’ll need three very long pieces of twine to make a braided jute coaster. I suggest cutting your twine around four feet long. It’s better to cut your twine too long than too short. YOu can always trim the ends off your twine, but it’s hard to add to the twine once it’s cut.
Tie a knot on the end of the three pieces of twine to secure them together, then start braiding. As you’re braiding, you’ll probably notice that the twine will start to knot up if you’re not careful. After braiding a few passes, take a second to run your fingers through the length of twine. This will help prevent knots and keep your twine from tangling as you braid. Just keep doing this process (braiding and untangling) until the twine is braided about halfway down the length of twine.
When you’ve braided half of your twine, use the hot glue gun to glue the knot at the end of your braid in place. Trim off the ends as close to the knot as possible.
Then, start wrapping your braid around the knot to create your DIY jute coaster. Add glue under the braid as you wrap to secure it in place. Continue gluing and wrapping until you’ve reached the end of your braid. Then, braid some more and start wrapping again.
Keep braiding, wrapping, and gluing until you have reached the edge of your felt.
Once you’re at the end of your felt, you can tie a knot in the end of your twine. Trim the end of the twine off as close to the knot as you can, then fold the knot under the last layer of braid and secure it in place with glue.
Finish your DIY coasters by trimming any excess felt you can see from the edge of the coaster. And that’s it! See how simple these farmhouse coasters are to make?! These rustic DIY braided jute coasters will look so great with the rest of your farmhouse decor!
- Jute twine
- Hot glue gun
- Small bowl or cup
- Trace around the small bowl or cup using a pen on the felt. Cut out each circle with scissors and set aside.
- Cut three five-foot pieces of jute twine. Place the ends of the twine evenly together and tie a knot in the end.
- Braid the length of twine and knot the end to secure the braid in place.
- Cut off any excess twine at the end of the knot and glue the knot into the center of the felt circle.
- Wrap the braid around the knot in a circle, gluing the braid in place as you wrap.
- Continue wrapping until the entire felt circle is covered.
- Cut off excess twine and glue the ends under the last layer of the coaster.
- Cut off excess felt from the edge of the coaster, if needed.
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Emily is a midwestern mom of two boys. She loves all things DIY — from home renovations to kids birthday party planning. Whether she’s making a new farmhouse craft for her home or helping her kids with a cool activity, you can bet she’s in the middle of some kind of DIY project (or three) right now!