Learn how to make homemade Coasters! These DIY Striped Burlap Coasters are a fun way to add a touch of rustic decor to your home, and they're ready in minutes!
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DIY Striped Burlap Coasters
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!
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.
What does all of this have to do with these DIY Striped Burlap Coasters, you ask?
These DIY 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.
These DIY 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.
How to Make Homemade Burlap Coasters
Want to make your own DIY Coasters? Here's what you'll need:
Using the ruler, measure 4x4-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.
You'll cut out the coasters next.
Cut in between two threads to keep the lines straight.
Adding Stripes to the Coasters
Next, 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.
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.
Then, carefully remove the painters tape from your burlap coasters.
There's no need to let the paint dry before doing this if you are impatient like me.
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?
Customizing Your Burlap Coasters
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.
I'm so happy with how these homemade Coasters turned out! And they really were fast and easy to make.
I foresee a lot of these fabric coasters in my future ... especially once I move into my new apartment with a patio!
Love these quick DIY Coasters?
Coasters are so fun to make! Check out my other tutorials for more ideas:
- Monogram Coasters with Stripes
- Vintage French Map Coasters
- Wood Slice Snowflake Coasters
- Ombre Tassel Cocktail Napkins
And here are some fun projects using burlap:
- Rustic Glam Dining Room
- Fall-Inspired Tablescape
- DIY French Themed Party Decorations
- Chic Nature-Inspired Holiday Centerpiece
What is your fave quick and dirty craft project?