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DIY Wrapped Rope Placemats and Coasters

We love simple craft ideas and it doesn’t get much simpler than these matching DIY rope placemats and coasters using just two supplies: hot glue and rustic sisal rope.

Making Matching Rope Coasters and Rope Placemats

One of our favorite ways of using sisal rope when crafting is to make these nautical monkey fist balls. However, it’s not the only creative way to use it, just take a look at this DIY hanging rope shelf with driftwood as an example; it too would look great with this type of rope. Sisal rope comes in different thicknesses so be sure to use the right one for your intended craft.

Another great way to use sisal rope is to make a set of matching placemats and coasters for your table setting. It adds a really sweet and rustic touch to your decor!

Materials Needed

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Rope placemat on a table with a plate of tacos, next to vegetables and taco meat.

How to Make Wrapped Rope Placemats and Coasters:

Be sure to use clear glue sticks for this craft and when ready, preheat your hot glue gun. Protect your work surface with a piece of scrap paper or parchment paper before starting.

Apply small dab of glue to the end of the sisal rope and carefully fold the end in. This will be the center of the placemat or coaster.

Adding a dab of hot glue to the end of sisal rope.

Apply another small dab of glue and wrap the rope around the start of the circle.

Adding hot glue and wrapping the sisal rope around itself.

Continue working in the round and applying glue in small amounts as you go.

Continuing to hot glue the sisal rope around itself.

When you’ve reach your desired coaster size, cut rope end and glue end in place. Keep going to make the larger placemat.

Wrapped rope placemat next to plate of tacos.

DIY Wrapped Rope Placemats and Coasters

Jane and Sonja
For a little special touch to complement your family dinners make these simple and casual DIY rope placemats and coasters.
5 from 3 votes

Materials
  

  • ¼” diameter Sisal rope
  • Hot glue gun and clear craft glue sticks

Instructions
 

  • Preheat glue gun. Protect work surface with a piece of scrap paper.
  • Apply small dab of glue to end of sisal rope and carefully fold end in. This will be the center of the placemat or coaster.
  • Apply another small dab of glue and wrap rope around the start of the circle.
  • Continue working in the round and applying glue in small amounts as you go.
  • When you’ve reach your desired coaster size, cut rope end and glue end in place. Keep going to make the larger placemat.
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