Everyone needs coasters in their household to protect the surface of a table when placing down a drink. This week’s DIY shows you how you can make quick and easy coasters that could be great for a gift to friends or just to personalize your home a little. Here’s how to make a weaved thread coaster!
What you need:
A thread needle (one that fits the thickness of wool)
A ball of wool
A piece of cardboard
Thin embroidery thread
Step one: Place the circumference of a cup onto a piece of cardboard, draw the circumference and cut it out. Around the edges make little slits with the scissors about half a cm apart. Using embroidery thread — or any kind of thin thread — start wrapping around the circle, making sure the thread gets caught in the slits.
Step two: Using the wool and needle, start weaving in and out of the thread horizontally.
Step three: When the full circle has been weaved, cut the threads at the back.
Step four: Knot all the loose threads together to secure, and there you have it – your own personalized coaster!