These boho inspired macrame coasters are the CUTEST. Once get the hang of macrame and see how simple it is, you’re going to want to do a macrame project for every room in your house! Keep reading for the DIY macrame coaster step by step tutorial.
Supplies for Macramé Coasters:
One of the best parts about this easy boho craft is you only need a few supplies to put them together:
- 3 mm macramé cord
That’s it! With these two simple supplies you can create a set of amazing coasters that are going to look great on your coffee table.
How to Make Your Macrame Coaster Step by Step:
Step 1: Prep macrame cord
Before you can get started weaving your coasters together, you’ll need to do a little bit of prep work. Start by cutting your macramé cord into these lengths:
- One five-foot cord (1 x 5 foot)
- Five 30-inch cords (5 x 30-inch)
Step 2: Create a Circle with the Long Cord
Once you have your lengths of cords cut, set the five shorter cords aside for a few minutes and grab the long cord. On one end of the cord, create a circle with the string, making sure the end overlaps one side of the circle.
Step 3: Loop on your short cords
Now, grab the remaining five pieces of cord to attach them to your main length of cord. Fold the cord in half and place the loop of the cord under the circle. Then, pull the ends through the loop to wrap the cord around the circle.
Continue this process until all five shorter cords are attached to the circle.
Step 4: Create the Center
To create the center of your macramé coaster, pull the ends of the circle tight, pulling all the smaller cords together into a bunch. Tie the ends of the main cord together to secure all the strings together.
Step 5: Tie Lark’s Head Knots all the way around
The remainder of your coaster will be made using what’s called a lark’s head knot. To make this knot, start by pulling the long piece of cord that made up your circle tight and laying it flat on the table. This will be the cord on which all your knots will be built.
Next, pick up the string directly to the right of your long cord. Pull that string under the long cord and loop the end over the top of the cord.
Finally, thread the end of your short string back under the long string and through the loop on the left. This will create a small loop around your main string. Pull that loop tight and push it up toward the center of your coaster.
Repeat the same process one more time using the same short string, so that you create two loops with the same string each time.
Move on to the next string, repeating the same looping process twice on each string. When you reach the end of the strings, you’ll notice a small gap between where you ended your loops and where your first loop begins. To fill in the gap, cut another length of string and loop it over the long string like you did at the beginning of the craft. Each time to you come to a section with a gap between where you are and where you need to go, simply add another string in this manner.
Continue tying lark’s head knots around the coaster until you’ve reached your desired size.
Step 6: Trim and Fluff
Trim the extra string off the ends and use a comb to unravel each of the strings to create a rustic boho look on your coasters.
You’ll get addicted to making these, they are so easy and cute once you get the hang of it. Perfect for handmade gifts, too!
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