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Nautical Craft Challenge Inspiration: Nautical Coasters

Last week, we announced our Nautical Craft Challenge!  We will be providing 20 participants with a selection of these ribbons:

Nautical Themed Ribbon

to create a craft project with!  So, all week long a different Ribbonista will be creating an inspiration project.  Today we have Royal Ribbonista, Karen Baker, with these Nautical Coasters!

If you are interested in participating, go ahead & email me!!


Nautical Coasters

I live far, far away from an ocean but that doesn’t stop me from having fun with some nautical-inspired ribbon available at May Arts! I created a series of nautical coasters, (which would be perfect to break out for the hot Fourth of July Holiday here in the states too!).

Nautical Coasters

The Ribbon Lady put together a divine mix of nautical inspired ribbon and with only a few supplies, I was able to transform ordinary coasters in a matter of minutes.

Nautical Coasters

I had purchased some cork, 4” circle coasters a while back. They had a funky tree design on them that didn’t fit my décor, so I tucked them away, waiting for the perfect time to transform them.

Nautical Coasters

One: I started one design by wrapping the luxuriously thick burlap cord in a circular design, mimicking a coiled rope. I just dabbed some hot glue smack in the center of the coaster, adhered one end of the cord and wrapped it around, gluing the cord down as I went until the coaster was completely covered.

Two: For the second design (the red one), I die cut a circle from double-sided adhesive, adhered it on the coaster and then adhered the twill ribbon (with a touch of the diagonal striped ribbon) to the adhesive in a pleasing nautical design. I trimmed the edges with scissors as close to the coaster as possible, sealed the edges with a lighter, and then glued the striped trim around the outside.

Three and Four: For the final design (the blue and white striped one), I was able to lay a line of glue down on the edge of the coaster and adhere alternating strips of blue grosgrain with a satin edge and wired, woven chevron striped white ribbon, as these were sturdier ribbon. I also trimmed the ribbon close to the coaster and burned the edges to seal. I finished this coaster with the fun corded gold ribbon.

Nautical Coasters

I can’t believe how easy and quick these coasters I was able to transform ordinary coasters into fun, nautical designs using May Arts Ribbon!

Blog post by: Karen Baker

May Arts Ribbon Used:

May Arts Ribbon Burlap Cord

May Arts Grosgrain Ribbon with Satin Edge

May Arts Twill Ribbon

May Arts Woven Chevron Ribbon

May Arts Ribbon Gold Chain Cord

May Arts Candy Cane Striped Ribbon

Partners in Craft Supplies:

  • Score-Pal 6×6 Double Sided Adhesive Sheets

Other Supplies:

  • 4” cork coasters
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  1. jen shears

    These are fantastic!!!

  2. Sue D

    Great set of nautical coasters!

  3. Barb Wagar

    Very nice idea! Love them!

  4. ~amy~

    seriously fabulous….love the coasters Karen!

  5. Toni Storie

    These are so impressive!  I would be scared to use a lighter near my ribbon.  Great work!

  6. Kristie Maynard

    These are wonderful.  TFS!

  7. izzy anderson

    So creative. Love these!

  8. lin griffin

    very clever creation……….and practical also


  9. sandeeNC

    cute coasters!

  10. Charlene


  11. erin

    Wow, love what you did with the burlap string.  Ahoy matey!


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