Handicraft Instructions Wooden Bead Coaster

Decorative Support: a Self-Made Wooden Bead Coaster

Pretty and helpful accessory on your dining table: These handicraft instructions show you how to make a decorative coaster from raw, untreated maple wood beads. This type of wood is particularly robust. Visually, this wooden bead coaster is reminiscent of Scandinavian-inspired living trends that represent closeness to nature as well as cosiness.

Our variety of craft materials offers you various possibilities: In our example we used 36 raw wooden beads with a diameter of 15 mm. The result is a hexagonal coaster with a diameter of approx. 11 cm. You can also use smaller wooden beads. However, these should all be the same size. Otherwise the things you put on it will wobble instead of standing evenly.

For the cord we recommend using a cord that will match the wooden beads' colour – for instance our hemp-coloured PP-polyester cord. That's because it will be visible between the beads.

The crafting process is a little more complicated. We recommend that you take at least 30 minutes. Have fun making it!

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The handicraft material you need for making a wooden bead coaster:

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The small tools you need:

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Handicraft Material for Wooden Bead Coasters:

Step 1: Making the Inner Ring

step-by-step instructions for wooden bead coaster: stringing aid

We're starting with your home-made wooden bead coaster's core: the inner ring! Carefully melt the PP-polyester cord's ends with a lighter and roll it flat with your thumb and index finger. This makes stringing the wooden beads easier. Now string up 6 beads and make a tight double knot a few centimetres before one of the cord ends.

Step 2: Starting the Second Row of Beads

step-by-step instructions for wooden bead coaster: starting second row of wooden beads

String another bead on the long cord end. It will sit directly above another bead. Pass the cord through the bead next to that bead. Add more wooden beads all around so that strung single beads alternate with gaps.

Step 3: Making the First Knot

step-by-step instructions for wooden bead coaster: second row of beads

When you have reached the cord's short end, use it to make a single knot on the previous double knot. Carefully shorten the short cord end and melt the knot with the lighter.

Step 4: Closing the Second Bead Row's Gaps

step-by-step instructions for wooden bead coaster: completing second wooden bead row

Now we want to close the second row’s gaps: In order to do that, pass the cord through one of the upper beads. String another wooden bead and pass the cord through the next upper bead. Proceed this way all the way around.

Step 5: Finishing the Second Row of Beads

step-by-step instructions for wooden bead coaster: second row of beads

When you have strung the last bead to close the second row, we recommend passing the cord through the next two wooden beads. This way, your coaster will be more stable.

Step 6: Starting the Third Row of Beads

step-by-step instructions for wooden bead coaster: starting third row of wooden beads

Let's start with the third and final row of wooden beads: First, string two wooden beads at once. Both of them will be directly above another wooden bead. Second, pass the cord through the bead that is right next to the last mentioned bead.

Step 7: Continuing the Third Row of Beads

step-by-step instructions for wooden bead coaster: third row of beads

Now you can repeat step 6 in a relaxed manner until you're all the way around. The result looks like that: two strung beads alternate with gaps of the size of one single bead.

Step 8: Closing the Third Bead Row's Gaps

step-by-step instructions for wooden bead coaster: closing third row of beads

Now we want to close the gaps of the third row of beads, similar to step 4: First, we're passing the cord through two upper beads that are next to each other. Second, string another wooden bead and pass the cord through the next two upper beads. Continue until the entire row is complete.

Step 9: Finishing the Wooden Bead Coaster

step-by-step instructions for wooden bead coaster: making the final knot

Now make a tight double knot. Shorten it and weld it with the lighter.

Step 10: Turning the Coaster Over

step-by-step instructions for wooden bead coaster: finished coaster

You're done! Now turn your self-made wooden bead coaster over. You're now looking at the supporting surface. We hope you'll enjoy your new chic DIY living accessory!

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Important Notes for Using Wooden Bead Coasters

Please observe the following notes regarding the use of your hand-made wooden bead coaster:

  • Never leave too-young children unattended with the coaster.
  • Do not soak the coaster and do not leave it in any liquid. In such a case, dry it immediately.
  • Check the knots regularly for stability.
  • Clean the coaster carefully with a cloth. Strong detergents or disinfectants are not suitable for cleaning.

Advantages of Using a Wooden Bead Coaster

These handicraft instructions' result has many advantages: Add a touch of cosiness to your home by making your very own wooden bead coaster. It is a genuine eye-catcher.

  • On the dining table it can be a chic base for cups, glasses, the teapot, bowls, salt shakers, the pepper mill or a underplate for your favourite dishes.
  • On the shelf, chest of drawers or sideboard it can be a decorative base for decorative figures or plant pots.

Enhance your home with your individual wooden bead coaster and adapt this versatile living accessory to your personal style of living.

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