Hi, I’m Lisa from The Pursuit of Happiness.
If we’ve never “met,” let me take a second to introduce myself. I’m a new mom, wife and domestic-wannabe born and raised in the Chicago suburbs. It’s a constant struggle to juggle a baby, work, home renovations, working out, crafts, cooking, watching tv, and having fun all without going crazy! The Pursuit of Happiness is my daily reminder that I need to learn to appreciate the little things in life and not stress so much.
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Ok, I’ll admit it. I eat in my craft room while I work! Yep, right next to the sewing machine! Sometimes I get Hubby to come in and hang out on the bed while I work, so we’ll often have snacks while we work. I get nervous that cold drinks will ruin my desk and dresser, so coasters were in order!
Of course, you know me and everything MUST match, so I used the same fabric from my tissue box cover and curtains. I cut 1/2 inch strips of fabric and used some Elmer’s glue to attach strips together. The length of fabric you’ll need depends on how big you want your coaster to be. These would also be great for hot plate trivets and you would obviously need more for those.
Then I started braiding the fabric. You can pin the knot to something to make it easier to braid or just hold it in your hands. Memories of those friendship bracelets from day camp, right?
For me, it was easier to make a few braided strands and then attach them using glue to make one long braided piece.
Starting at the knotted end, I slowly rolled the braided fabric around to form a circle. I used glue to keep the coil from falling apart. Make sure to let each application of glue dry before continuing to coil or it will fall apart.
Until you get the size you want. It’s easy to glue more braided fabric on to the end if you want a bigger coaster.
Thank you so much Lisa! This is just adorable and so easy to do! I’ll be over to check out that crock pot Orange Chicken soon 🙂 Jump on over to The Pursuit of Happiness to check out some more of Lisa’s fabulous ideas!