Sisal Rope Coasters – Easy Nautical DIY Tutorial

I’m sharing a fun and easy way to bring some nautical decor into your home today.

DIY Nautical Sisal Rope Coasters.

If you’ve been around here awhile then you know by now that I have a love for nautical decor. It makes appearances all throughout my house.

DIY Nautical Stenciled Coasters

This is a super easy DIY project that only requires a glue gun, sisal rope, and if you want a stencil and paint. Ready?

Nautical Sisal Rope Coasters - Easy DIY Tutorial

Sisal rope comes in this huge roll. I think it costs around $5.00 for a whole roll. Another reason why I love it, it makes a very inexpensive project!

Nautical Sisal Rope Coasters - Easy DIY Tutorial

To make the sisal rope coasters I coiled the rope tightly hot gluing them the whole way around. One great thing about these coasters is that you can make them as big or as small as you want.

Nautical Sisal Rope Coasters - Easy DIY Tutorial

The anchor stencil for the nautical sisal rope coasters was created using my Silhouette Cameo but you could use any stencil you’d like. I think a monogram would be really cute too. To ensure the paint didn’t bleed under the stencil I used the same Mod Podge trick I used when I painted my DIY door mat. I allowed the Mod Podge to dry and used a small paint brush to paint one coat of black craft paint.

Nautical Stenciled CoastersOnce it was dry, I gently peeled off the vinyl. The anchor stencil looks perfect to me and gives that extra special beachy feel.

Don’t stop here! You must check out these other sisal rope DIY projects here.

Nautical Inspired Sisal Rope Home Decor


  1. Britni says

    Oh my gosh! These are too cute, Chelsea! What a great idea. So clever and pretty. And I have to say, I love your blog design. I have a bit of a “tab” obsession going on over on my blog, and wish I had found this layout before I bought mine 😉 I would be thrilled if you shared this at my Throwback Thursday party! I hope to see you there and thanks for sharing :)

  2. Katherine C says

    Thank you for this idea! I will be using it for something other than a coaster. I will post a pic for you to see once I have finished my project! Thanks!

  3. Martha says

    this is a very nice idea. I have not been crafting much in about a year and a half now. trying to get new ideas and back into crafting, I think people will be happy to get these as a gift. maybe in a set of 4 or 6 . thanks .

  4. Martha says

    well I got the rope and made one so far. got to get time to go get the Mod Podge and the craft paint also. will make them for later gifts. thanks again for the great idea. will probably make personalized coasters. need to get ribbon to wrap around them also. .

  5. says

    I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought
    this post was great. I don’t know who you are but definitely you’re going to a famous blogger if you are not already 😉 Cheers!


  1. […] Summer just makes me think of the beach. How about you? Can’t you just smell the salty air and feel the sand between your toes? Heavenly. We’ve been fortunate enough to spend a few years living close to the beach and I just adore it. So much so that it’s been inspiring a few of my projects. You can see that in my Nautical Wreath or my Sisal Rope Coasters. […]

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