Prepare the perfect craft for summer by making these Braided Jute Coasters. They have a unique, rustic appearance and will keep your beverages from leaving stains on tables around the home.
Braided Jute Coasters (Craft for Summer)
Were you thinking about purchasing coasters to use around the home? While it is an excellent decision to use coasters for your beverages, you do not need to buy costly options that damage easily. Instead, follow this tutorial to make Braided Jute Coasters also known as the perfect craft for summer.
These coasters are easy to make and will last a long time. They will provide you with the perfect spot to put your beverages to avoid marks on different tables, including your kitchen table, dining room table, and coffee table. You can make these coasters for yourself, but they are also great to make and hand out as gifts to loved ones for special occasions.
What Is Jute?
Jute is a type of thread known for its soft and shiny appearance. It comes from plants and is a natural fiber. The jute fiber is stronger than traditional cotton fiber. People often use jute to make ropes and other items, but jute twine comes in handy for crafting, too.
It is an excellent material to use when preparing coasters because of its strength, durability, and overall appearance. Your Braided Jute Coasters will have an aesthetically pleasing appearance that will match with any decor you have going on inside your home.
Is Jute Twine Available in Different Colors?
While the jute twine is available in its traditional shade of beige/tan, you can find it in other colors. If you want to make colorful Braided Jute Coasters, you can get this type of twine in shades of blue, red, yellow, purple, and white. Using different colors is a great way to customize the appearance of your coasters.
What You Will Need to Make the Craft for Summer
You will need to have a few crafting supplies to put these Braided Jute Coasters together. Make sure you have these items on hand:
- Jute Twine. Make sure you have a large tube of jute twine to make multiple coasters for use around the home.
- Hot Glue Gun. The size of the glue gun does not matter. You can use a mini hot glue gun if that is what you have available.
- Small Bowl or Cup. Use any bowl or cup you have at home. It is best to choose a ceramic or plastic option instead of a foam cup or bowl.
If you have these essentials, you can start following the instructions to make the Braided Jute Coasters.
How to Make Your Braided Jute Coasters
- 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 it 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 the 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.
How to Clean the Braided Jute Coasters
You may need to clean your Braided Jute Coasters from time to time. Knowing how to clean the coasters without causing damage to them is important. Never put your coasters in the washing machine or dishwasher.
Instead, wash the coasters by hand in the sink using warm water and dish detergent. You can gently scrub the coasters to remove stains and sticky substances. After cleaning your coasters with water and dish detergent, rinse them and place them on a flat surface to dry for several hours before using them again.
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