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.

I came across sisal rope awhile ago by accident and I’ve been in love ever sense.

Nautical Sisal Rope Coasters - Easy DIY Tutorial

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 Sisal Rope Coasters - Easy DIY Tutorial

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

Project complete. Ready to make your own Nautical Sisal Rope Coasters yet?

If you want to see more nautical projects, check out my Reclaimed Wood Beach Sign, or the Summer Nautical Wreath.


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Chelsea is the owner and blogger of Making Home Base. Making Home Base is a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY and home decor projects, crafts, delicious desserts, and military life. After moving 5 times in 6 years, she's finally settling in her new (to her) military base house. She looks at the obstacle of residing in a rental home as a challenge and loves finding budget friendly ways to make her house feel like home. Chelsea lives in Southern California with her husband and daughter.


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  1. How fun! I have yet to make anything out of sisal rope, but I love the look.

  2. How fun! These are super cute! I would love to have you share these at my link party going on right now

  3. These are so cute! Great idea!

  4. What a cute idea! So simple yet they really pop! Stopping over from Craftberry Bush.

  5. I’m your neighbor at Debbie Doo’s Pinterest Party and I have just pinned this cute idea!

  6. Here from the POP party, these are awesome! Just pinned :)

    xoxo, Tanya

  7. 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 :)

  8. These are absolutely adorable! And you make them look so easy to make too! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Monica Diaz says:

    you could sell your crafts!

  10. These are too cute! Great tutorial and love the design.

  11. These are so cute! Love the layout and look of your blog! If you don’t mind me asking who did it? I want to have mine made over in 2013.

    Great name by the way! :)


  12. 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!

  13. Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says:

    So cute! Love the nautical look!

  14. I clearly need to get my hands on some sisal rope! Such a cute project.

  15. 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 .

  16. 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. .

  17. 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!


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