Happy National Lemonade Day! Do you prefer your’s pink, plain or spiked? Any which way you drink it, a tall glass will always taste that much sweeter on a DIY Lemon Coaster. Trust me, I know from experience. Pour yourself a glass and let’s get crafty.
Cotton laundry line is one of my favorite craft supplies. I’ve used it to convert Easter Eggs into Planters, make Boho Baskets and I have even dyed it ombre. This time around I coiled the rope into coaster sized circles. All that is left to do is add citrus slices.
– Hot glue and glue gun
– Cotton laundry line
– Sticky back foam sheets
– Fabric spray paint in yellow (or regular spray paint)
– Craft knife
– Cotton laundry line
– Circle (cup) to trace
Start by coiling the cotton laundry line into circles. Hot glue as you go – glue, coil, glue, coil. If you want to go the extra step and add a felt backing go for it, but as far as how well these coasters will work laundry cording is very absorbent.
The next step is to create a stencil template for the citrus slices. Trace a cup onto the sticky back craft foam. Use a pen to section the circle off into a pie shape. From there make triangles inside the pie.
Using scissors or a craft knife cut out the triangles and apply the stickers to the coasters. The stickers will act as a resist or stencil for your lemon slice coasters.
Spray the rope coasters with fabric paint. Allow to dry completely. When working with spray paint, fabric or regular, several light layers (allowing for drying time in-between) is always better.
When the paint is dry remove and discard the foam. This sticker resist technique is really easy and fun. I’ve used foam stickers as a resist on Ocean Themed Bedspreads, Geometric Planters and T-Shirts.
Easy breezy, not to mention cute as all get out. Maybe next I’ll make a lime, orange or pink grapefruit version! What fruit are you going to try?
Want some more fruity ideas? Keep reading!
Citrus Slice Tote Bag – Perfect for a trip to the farmers market or a day at the beach. Create these easy felt citrus appliqué tote bag.
Paper Plate Pineapple Piñata – Have you ever noticed that egg shaped paper plates look a lot like pineapples? I have.
Lemon Slice Sunglasses Case – Summer, citrus and sunglasses go together perfectly! These low-sew felt cases are beyond easy to make and even cuter to store your sunglasses in.