make this: DIY nautical coasters

Hey there Shabby Creek Cottage friends, I’m Sonya from At Home with The Barkers. I’m super excited to share with you my first contributor post here at the cottage. Thanks for having me Gina!! Today’s DIY Nautical Coaster set will be a fun addition to any home decor. They would also make great gifts for Mother’s Day or end of school year teacher gifts.

diy nautical coasters

I picked up the felt, terracotta pot saucers and the sisal rope at my local Walmart. The spray paint is one of my favorites and it is from Lowe’s. Of course, as a DIY’er, I already own the glue gun.

DIY Nautical Coaters-Sisal Rope and Terracotta Saucers
First step is to add felt to the bottom of the saucers. The entire purpose of a coaster is to protect your furniture and the terracotta saucer has a rough bottom. I found using chalk to trace with is super easy. Turn the saucer upside down, lay the felt on top of it, then trace around the raised edge with the chalk. After you have your circle cut out you can use hot glue to attach it.

DIY Nautical Coasters-Felt Covered Bottom

I bought two different colored saucers. The original one’s I had planned to spray paint but the brown one’s were perfect as they were. I chose a new favorite spray paint of mine in a color called Moonlit Surf…PERFECT, right! It’s not too blue or too green but a great blend of the two.

DIY Nautical Coasters-Spray Paint

The sisal rope will need to be cut to 25 inches in length. I used my hot glue gun at the beginning to get my spiral going then again at the end to hold it in place.

DIY Nautical Coasters-Sisal Rope

Add hot glue to the inside bottom of the saucer then press your spiral sisal into the center. As always, hot glue is in fact HOT so be careful.

DIY Nautical Coaster-Hot Glue

There you have it…DIY Nautical Coasters…I am in love with them!

DIY Nautical Coasters-Sisal Rope Design

Now you must surely test that coaster out! So go grab a drink, sit back and enjoy.

DIY Nautical Coasters-Mason Jar drink

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About Gina Luker

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.


  1. Love this idea! These would be great to keep on a screened porch or patio for entertaining.


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