Learn how to make simple DIY macrame coasters. You can use any color macrame string you want. Keep them for yourself or give them as gifts!
Do you want to be crafty, but the thought of a hot glue gun makes you shudder? Do the letters DIY have you running for cover? Stop right there! I know just how you feel, I was the same way!
I tried my hand at DIY projects and ended up with blood on my hands…true story. Some of the projects turned out…most didn’t.
And then I ran across macrame in my Instagram feed. I thought to myself, now this I could do! No hot glue, no spray paint or nails required.
Macrame has made a big comeback in the last couple of years. It can be extremely boho, or it can lean more minimalist. I love minimalist macrame design. A modern take on this boho craft is what I strive for.
Today we’re going to be making macrame coasters. You can make them using any color macrame string. I like the natural color macrame string because it looks so clean and modern.
I don’t know about you, but around our house you can never find a coaster when you want one. I don’t know where they go (could it be the grands? Probably) so I decided to make some.
Macrame coasters are easy to make. They are made using a half hitch knot. See my video on how to make a half hitch knot, if you don’t know to make one.
Get ready to macrame!
Materials needed for macrame coasters
- 3mm natural macrame cord for stiffer coasters
- 3mm natural single strand twisted macrame string for softer coasters
- measuring tape
- Cut 6- 8′ pieces and 12- 6′ pieces of 3mm macrame string
- Fold 5 of the 8′ strings in half and attach them to the 6th one using a lark’s head knot. See my video on how to do a lark’s head knot .
- Once they are all attached push them close together and tie the 6th string using a regular knot. Leave one end of that string at least 6′ long. This will be your working cord.
- Working around in a circle, tie each string twice to the working cord using a half hitch knot.
- When you have a gap like shown above you will need to add another string to your working cord using a lark’s head knot.
- Pull it tight and slide it into place next to the the previous half hitch knot.
- Continue in a circular pattern adding extra strings as needed. I added 12-13 extra strings.
- Depending on how large you want your coaster to be, continue knotting around in a circular pattern. I like mine to be 6 rows around.
- Cut the excess string away, leave a few inches to start with.
- Using a comb, comb the strings out to make a fringe.
- Lastly, trim fringe to desired length. I trim mine pretty short, but you can trim yours to whatever length you like.
That’s it! I love these coasters! They are easy to make and the natural cotton macrame string goes with any decor!
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