We love a simple handmade craft. Sure, completing a project with all the bells and whistles can be satisfying — but there’s a lot of joy to be found in getting back to basics. Our free Craft Camps celebrate the simple pleasure of turning whatever you have on hand into fun and functional art. For this month’s camp we’re making Cotton Cord Woven Coasters on a miniature cardboard loom. Looking for more fun and easy crafts? Check out this Dinosaur Diorama or these Tissue Paper Pom-Poms.
As always, we encourage you to use whatever craft you supplies you have on hand to complete this project. However, I’ll caution that this particular technique is much easier with yarn than with macrame cord. If you need a little guidance, I’ve listed all the tools and materials I used below.
DIY Mug Rug
This craft was so much fun to learn to make. Yes, this is my very first time creating something with this particular skill, but I can assure you, it’s pretty easy once you get the hang of it. The first step in creating this cotton cord woven coaster is making a DIY cardboard mini loom. No worries if you’ve never made one before — we’ll go through it together, step-by-step. Next comes weaving, which when aided by a yarn needle or even a piece of sturdy wire moves along pretty quickly.
I personally think these would make such a neat gift and it’d be really easy to whip up a few sets in no time at all. Once you’ve gotten the basic mechanics of weaving down, have fun experimenting with colors and patterns. Craft Camp is the perfect place to let your creativity take the wheel — so craft fearlessly.
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