Coaster or Compass
Cotton Rope (length depends on number you’d like)
Acrylic Paint (multiple colors are optional)
A small paper stencil (optional) —> Download the anchor stencil sheet here.
1. Trace a 4″ circle on the cardboard (use a coster or compass for this step).
2. Pin rope to the center of the circle
3. Wind the rope around, pinning to secure it to the cardboard.
4. Along the way, run beads of glue between the circles of rope.
5. When you get to the rope, trim the end.
6. Tuck the rope in with a dab of glue.
7. Allow each coaster to dry while working on the remaining coasters. (I made six.)
8. After drying overnight, remove pins and rope from cardboard. Some sections may stick to the cardboard. It’s okay because you’ll paint over it, but clean off as much as you can.
9. Paint the coasters.
Painting Tips (if using a stencil) *Download the anchor stencil*
• Once they were dry, I taped the paper in the shape of an anchor to the rope coaster with several small loops of tape.
• When painting over the paper with the yellow paint, I made sure to start with my brush on the stencil and stroke away from the stencil along all it’s edges.
• I also kept the amount of paint on my brush to a minimum so it wouldn’t sneak under the paper an gob up the outline.
• I gave the yellow paint ample drying time before removing the stencils.