How to Make Citrus-Slice Drink Coasters From Rope

These citrus-themed coasters are so easy to make you can craft up a batch in time for happy hour.

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Don’t forget your manners just because summer is here. No more lemonade rings on your tables with this fun DIY project. Craft up a batch of these citrus themed coasters in time for cocktails this evening.

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Jennifer Perkins

Cotton laundry cord is cheap, absorbent and an unexpected craft supply. Coil some into hanging planters, boho bowls and now coasters.

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  • cotton laundry-line rope
  • hot-glue gun
  • hot glue
  • sticky back craft foam
  • scissors
  • pen
  • paint
  • paint brush

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Jennifer Perkins

Begin to coil cotton laundry line onto its self and hot glue as you go. Continue until you have coaster sized coils. Trim the line and glue the end down.

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Jennifer Perkins

To create your citrus slice stencil, trace a circle slightly smaller than the coaster you coiled onto a piece of craft foam. Trace another circle slightly smaller inside the first circle. Make a pie shape and cut out the triangles, leaving a bit of space between each. The parts of the sticker that are left will act as the pith in your stencil.

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Jennifer Perkins

Remove the backing on the stencil and center onto the coaster.

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Jennifer Perkins

Lightly apply craft paint to the entire coaster.

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Jennifer Perkins

Try using green for limes, yellow for lemons and pink for grapefruit. Allow the coasters to completely dry before removing the stencil.

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Jennifer Perkins

Pour yourself a nice tall glass of lemonade and sit back, relax and enjoy summer (without rings on the coffee table).

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