Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Serve in Style!

Hello crafty friends..
Welcome to my page today. I am here after a long holiday and waiting for the creative mojo to strike me!
Sharing my project for Rhedd’s Creative Spirit this month where it is always “anything goes” altered art or mixed media, NO CARDS.
I made some coasters and place mats using cotton rope and wanted to share the process with you. It turned out to be so good, I decided to gift it too!
Step1- I got these thick cotton chords from the local hardware stores which looks like rope! I rolled it into a spiral using the hot glue gun to the desired size, just enough to hold a cup and one big one for a place mat.
Step 2- Once all of them were ready, I gave a light wash of gesso to all the mats and as that was drying decided to choose some lovely prints from my stash of decoupage napkins. I must say I have been collecting quite a bit now!
Step3- I tore around the designs and adhered them to the coasters and mat using decoupage glue. What I liked was that the tissue settled down so beautifully on the grooves of the spiral and the rope texture through the design made it even more pretty!
Step4- A few dabs of acrylic colors in coordinating colors and then 2 coats of varnish and my coasters were ready. Actually I decided to give another coat of varnish so that these pretties withstand the heat and daily wear and tear,lol!
Right now they are sitting pretty in their new home waiting to be served. Hope they catch the guests attention!

I managed to give each of them a small loop so that when they are not in use, they can add some color and interest to the kitchen by hanging off the shelf!

Do let me know what you think of this project, pretty easy one right and ofcourse don’t forget to drop by our blog to see what the team has in store for you and do play along.
Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and re cycling.



  1. Best coasters ever!!! Love this project Rupa, what a great recycle idea! hugs :)

  2. Lovely coasters...thanks for sharing the procedure..

  3. Lovely coasters...thanks for sharing the procedure..

  4. Not only Beautiful but sturdy too ! Loved the texture and design on them a lot !

  5. Beautiful! must give this a go some time! x

  6. Beautiful coasters Rupa. I use twine in a similar way to make rugs for my dolls house.
    Julie x

  7. Rupa,your artistic talent never ceases to amaze me, you are just so good at creating something from anything...and these mats prove that..they are stunning..and you gifted them too, I can only imagine how delighted that person was to receive them...xx

  8. Hi Rupa, I hope your holiday was fantastic. You certainly have come back inspired. Your coasters are AWESOME! I'm sure your friends will be lining up for a set!

  9. Flippin brilliant idea and just gorgeous. Love the way you used the rope - might have to have a go at this myself. xx