If you’re interested in making rope coasters for under 10 dollars, you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, you will learn how to make a DIY jute rope coaster in a few simple steps.
For this tutorial, you will need the following:
- Cork coasters
- Jute rope
- A book or 1 lb dumbbell plate
I was able to find all these items in my local arts and crafts store while at the mall, and I made four of these coasters using the rope that I had purchased.
The application wasn’t too messy because I used a nozzle to apply the glue.
By the next morning, the glue had completely dried, and the coasters were ready for use.
Required time for completion: 15 minutes per coaster
If you’d prefer to watch me make this rope coaster, check out the YouTube video below.
Instructions On How To Make A Rope Coaster
Step 1: Gather The Material
To speed up the process of making this rope coaster, it’s a good idea to have everything you need at arm’s length.
I also recommend working on a surface that can be easily cleaned, especially when working with an adhesive like glue.
Step 2: Measure And Cut
Measure the length of the coaster from one end to the other. I chose to measure horizontally because that was how I planned to apply the glue.
You could do this tutorial vertically and get the same result since these coasters are square-shaped. I didn’t bother with exact measurements because I could just trim the edges at the end.
But work smarter by getting exact measurements and marking them on the rope.
Measure the width of the rope and the length of the cork coaster.
Divide the length by the width to get an accurate account of how many pieces of rope you will need for each coaster.
This way, you can cut all the pieces of rope at once.
Step 3: Apply Glue To The Cork Coaster
From corner to corner, apply an even amount of glue to the coaster. Make sure to secure the ends so that the edges are firmly glued to the coaster.
I preferred to glue the coasters line by line, but you could apply glue to the entire surface and place the ropes one after the other.
Depending on the adhesive used, it may take a day to fully dry.
Check the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure that you get the best possible result.
Check out this article on what type of glue to use on cork.
Step 4: Place The Rope Onto The Coaster
When placing the rope onto the coaster, be sure to apply some pressure so that it sticks to the glue.
Step 5: Align And Apply Pressure
While the glue is wet, there will be some movement with the pieces of rope.
So, align the rope accordingly and adjust until it’s straight and lined up from corner to corner.
When all pieces of the rope have been placed on the coaster, adjust once again and make sure that the entire surface is covered by rope without any visible gaps.
Push the ropes tightly against each other for a firm and cohesive finish.
Then, place a book or 1 lb dumbbell onto the coaster. This will help the jute rope stay in place as the glue dries and hardens.
Step 6: Trim Edges
Once the glue has dried, trim the edges of the rope coaster in a straight line if there’s any piece of rope that’s sticking out.
It’s really that simple and easy to make a DIY rope coaster made from cork and jute.
I had loads of fun making these coasters, and I hope you do too.
If you’d like for me to share more of these DIY tutorials, please let me know by leaving a comment below.
And before you go, I would greatly appreciate it if you could share this tutorial with your friends and family.
I’ll catch you in the next one.