DIY Striped Burlap Coasters

These DIY Striped Burlap Coasters are a fun way to add a touch of rustic decor to your home!

DIY Striped Burlap Coasters ... a fun and easy way to add a touch of rustic decor to your home! This simple tutorial breaks down these DIY burlap coasters into quick steps. Perfect for entertaining. Takes minutes to make! | Hello Little Home

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I love a quick and dirty craft project. You know the kind … it takes minutes to make, but it’s so fun to work on, plus the results are great.

These DIY Striped Burlap Coasters are exactly what I’m talking about!

They couldn’t be easier to make, and they’re perfect for summer entertaining. Plus, stripes are always a winner in my book!

DIY Striped Burlap Coasters ... a fun and easy way to add a touch of rustic decor to your home! This simple tutorial breaks down these DIY burlap coasters into quick steps. Perfect for entertaining. Takes minutes to make! | Hello Little Home

My husband and I have been apartment hunting the last week or so. We’re staying in Dallas, but our lease is up, and our current landlord wants to raise our rent $120 a month.

The rental market is getting more expensive here, but that is complete and total insanity, if you ask me!

So we are moving … ugh. The only benefit I can see is that our two front runners both have a private patio. I’m sooo excited at the prospect of a little outdoor space.

The last time I had a deck was way back when I lived in Chicago (about 10 years pre-blog). So it’s been a while.

DIY Striped Burlap Coasters ... a fun and easy way to add a touch of rustic decor to your home! This simple tutorial breaks down these DIY burlap coasters into quick steps. Perfect for entertaining. Takes minutes to make! | Hello Little Home

What does all of this have to do with these DIY Striped Burlap Coasters, you ask?

Well, I sure plan to take advantage of that outdoor space. I’m picturing myself relaxing out there with a cold beverage in hand, and of course, I’ll need a cute coaster!

These DIY Striped Burlap Coasters definitely fit the bill.

They are positively made for outdoor summer entertaining, plus they’re an easy way to add a touch of laid back, rustic decor to your home.

DIY Striped Burlap Coasters ... a fun and easy way to add a touch of rustic decor to your home! This simple tutorial breaks down these DIY burlap coasters into quick steps. Perfect for entertaining. Takes minutes to make! | Hello Little Home

These DIY Striped Burlap Coasters also take minutes to make. You could whip up a ton of them fast (great gift idea).

Plus, you can have fun and get creative these coasters. Add dots, add a checkerboard pattern … it’s up to you!

Since they are a little thin, I wouldn’t use these coasters on your favorite heirloom furniture. But they’re a good way to protect furniture that’s less precious, and also perfect for adding style to your outdoor entertaining.

DIY Striped Burlap Coasters ... a super easy + fast tuturial! These simple burlap coasters are fun way to add rustic decor to your home. | Hello Little Home

How to Make DIY Striped Burlap Coasters

Want to make your own DIY Striped Burlap Coasters? Here’s what you’ll need:

Using the ruler, measure 4×4-inch squares of burlap, lightly outlining the edges with the Sharpie.

To ensure your finished coasters are straight, try to mark your lines on a burlap thread.

DIY Striped Burlap Coasters ... a super easy + fast tuturial! These simple burlap coasters are fun way to add rustic decor to your home. | Hello Little Home

You’ll cut out the coasters next.

Cut in between two threads to keep the lines straight.

DIY Striped Burlap Coasters ... a super easy + fast tuturial! These simple burlap coasters are fun way to add rustic decor to your home. | Hello Little Home

It’s time to apply the painters tape.

My painters tape was 1-inch wide, but I didn’t want my stripes to be that thick.

First, I cut strips that were slightly longer than the coasters, then I cut those strips in half horizontally. That way, I could get skinnier stripes.

Then, I pressed the skinny strips firmly onto the coaster, eyeballing the distance between stripes.

To keep your stripes relatively equal, apply the painters tape on the outside edges first. Then, apply a piece to the center. Finally, apply two pieces of tape between the outside tape and the center tape.

DIY Striped Burlap Coasters ... a super easy + fast tuturial! These simple burlap coasters are fun way to add rustic decor to your home. | Hello Little Home

Apply the paint to the coasters using the foam brush.

You want to dab the paint on (vs. stroking it on). That way you won’t miss anything and you’ll get good coverage.

Try to avoid applying too much paint at one time.

DIY Striped Burlap Coasters ... a super easy + fast tuturial! These simple burlap coasters are fun way to add rustic decor to your home. | Hello Little Home

Then, carefully remove the painters tape from your coasters.

There’s no need to let the paint dry before doing this if you are impatient like me.

DIY Striped Burlap Coasters ... a super easy + fast tuturial! These simple burlap coasters are fun way to add rustic decor to your home. | Hello Little Home

Let the coasters dry, then pull a few pieces of burlap off on each side of the coaster for a little fringe.

And that’s it, your DIY Striped Burlap Coasters are done! Wasn’t that easy?

 

DIY Striped Burlap Coasters ... a super easy + fast tuturial! These simple burlap coasters are fun way to add rustic decor to your home. | Hello Little Home

Love these DIY Striped Burlap Coasters? Try these variations!

Burlap comes in lots of fun colors and patterns. So if you want to skip the painting, use patterned burlap instead! Or try another color for a totally different look.

Check out Michaels for tons of color and pattern options. Amazon has some cute patterned burlap, too.

And like I mentioned in the beginning of the post, you can add other patterns (dots, checkboard, etc.) with the paint, too.

DIY Striped Burlap Coasters ... a fun and easy way to add a touch of rustic decor to your home! This simple tutorial breaks down these DIY burlap coasters into quick steps. Perfect for entertaining. Takes minutes to make! | Hello Little Home

I’m so happy with how these DIY Striped Burlap Coasters turned out! And they really were fast and easy to make.

I foresee a lot of these coasters in my future … especially once I move into my new apartment with a patio!

DIY Striped Burlap Coasters ... a fun and easy way to add a touch of rustic decor to your home! This simple tutorial breaks down these DIY burlap coasters into quick steps. Perfect for entertaining. Takes minutes to make! | Hello Little Home

Like these DIY Striped Burlap Coasters and want more?

Here are some of my fave coaster tutorials:

And here are some fun projects using burlap:

DIY Striped Burlap Coasters ... a fun and easy way to add a touch of rustic decor to your home! This simple tutorial breaks down these DIY burlap coasters into quick steps. Perfect for entertaining. Takes minutes to make! | Hello Little Home

What is your fave quick and dirty craft project?

I’m linking up with Tatertots & Jello.

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7 Comments

  1. Hi, I love the coasters, they are simply devine! You said your rent was going up $120 per month, that’s cheep! I live in government housing in Australia and I pay $101.20 per week! Love to see some more projects please. thanks for sharing Kay Adelaide Australia

    1. Thank you, Kay! You are so sweet. Unfortunately, my rent is going up an additional $120 per month (on top of what I already pay), and it’s already pretty pricey to start with. We found a great new place though! 🙂

  2. Cute little coasters! But I would think about doubling the thickness and glueing them together or maybe adding a thin cork layer underneath?