Easy Woven Coasters With Pompom Trim

3 Materials
30 Minutes

If you’ve been reading Very Liv for a while, you know I love weaving and working with natural materials. It’s one of my favorite crafts, with the process being as enjoyable as the outcome. It’s quasi-therapeutic! I know weaving can seem intimidating at first – like tapestry and basketry is the realm of expert weavers who keep ancestral secrets – but not at all. It’s a very accessible craft and even beginners can produce amazing creations! This DIY Raffia Coaster idea is a project beginners and expert weavers alike can enjoy.

Find the detailed step-by-step here!

All you need for this project is some natural raffia and bamboo skewers!

Start by forming a 6-point star shape with 3 skewers. Add a dot of glue in the middle to secure the star.

Create as many bamboo frames as you need coasters.

To start weaving, take a long piece of raffia and glue it to the center of the bamboo frame. Loop the raffia around one bamboo stick, crossing in front and not at the back. Bring the raffia to the next bamboo stick and loop it around again.

Continue this looping pattern around the bamboo frame, looping around each bamboo stick in a continuous motion. It’s very easy to get the hang of this and works up so fast once you going!

Once you’ve reached a size that suits you, cut the excess bamboo short, as close to the raffia as possible.

Finally, apply a line of glue at the back of the woven coaster, right at the edge. Press in the pompom trim, placing it mostly under the coaster so that only the pompoms peek out from underneath.

And voila! Your coasters are ready, right on time for blissfully warm weather. Fresh lemonade anyone??

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  • Nicole P Nicole P on Jun 15, 2021

    These coasters are so cute! Love the pom-pom trim

    • VeryLiv VeryLiv on Jun 18, 2021

      Thanks Nicole! I also love this pom-pom trim, so summery!!

  • Laura Laura on Jun 28, 2021

    Sending the link to my daughter for a fun craft to do with her daughter. Thanks. So chic and doable! Love the pom-poms!

    • VeryLiv VeryLiv on Jun 29, 2021

      Thanks Laura 😃 You're right, it's a very kid-friendly craft!