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:
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!!
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!).
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.
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.
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.
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:
- SP 1/8″ Burlap Cord
- 376 1″ Grosgrain with Satin Edge
- QN 3/4″ Twill
- 443 5/8″ Woven Chevron
- 348 1/4″ Metallic Chain Cord
Partners in Craft Supplies:
- Score-Pal 6×6 Double Sided Adhesive Sheets
- 4” cork coasters
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks