Hi everyone! Did you see my jute webbing ornaments a couple of weeks ago? Well I have another jute craft for you today (and may have another next week–I’m going jute crazy). All that burlap-iness and grainstripe-iness in one material. If you like farmhouse, then you love webbing. After fraying one edge to make the ornaments I mentioned, I got to thinking about fraying the opposite side and that’s when it hit me–coasters! But I added one more simple step to make them a bit more special.
I added a stenciled initial to personalize them, but you can stencil anything you like on them.
I had the good fortune of discovering my roll of jute at a nearby garage sale some years ago for the fabulous price of just $4.00. Such a blessing. I’ve been using it quite a bit, too, especially this Christmas. [Someone commenting on a different post over at Hometalk mentioned that I really should give my webbing a good cleaning–lol. It’s really not dirty, just looks that way in the photo!]
To make the coasters, cut pieces of jute about 4″ long and fray the edges, like so.
They should look something like this.
Now it’s time to stencil. I used 2″ stencils I had on hand and applied black acrylic craft paint using my secret applicator (a dollar store make-up sponge).
Done! I’ve been using these for several weeks now and so far the paint has stuck like glue, no amount of condensation or water spills affect the stencil. Nice to know they don’t need a special protective coating.
I decided to make a couple of sets using a star stencil.
They have a nice country Christmas look. I’ve been selling them at the Shaker craft fair for $9.00 a set. What crafts are you working on right now for Christmas?
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