How to Make Coastal Coasters with Terra Cotta Saucers

Are you looking for a fun and easy way to bring a touch of the coast into your home decor? Look no further than these DIY coastal coasters made with terra cotta saucers and nautical rope!

DIY Coastal Coasters

With just a few simple supplies and some creativity, you can transform these basic saucers into beautiful and functional coasters that are perfect for a beach-inspired living room, dining room, or patio. So grab your paintbrush, hot glue gun, and some terra cotta saucers, and let’s get crafting!


  • 2 Terra Cotta Clay Saucers
  • Paint Brush
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue
  • 1 Nautical Cotton Rope
  • Scissors
  • Waverly Chalk Paint in Ocean and Pool (or any other acrylic chalk paint)

Tips for Making Coastal Coasters

These tips will help you avoid common mistakes and create coasters that are both beautiful and functional.

First, when painting your saucers, make sure to apply an even coat of paint and let it dry completely before adding a second coat. This will ensure that the paint adheres properly to the surface of the terra cotta and doesn’t flake or chip off over time.

Second, when attaching the rope to the saucers, make sure to use a hot glue gun and apply enough glue to securely hold the rope in place. It’s also important to work in small sections and press down firmly on the rope as you go to ensure that it stays in place and doesn’t unravel.

Third, when trimming the rope at the end of each row, make sure to use sharp scissors and cut the rope as close to the glue line as possible. This will give your coasters a clean and professional look.

Finally, to make your coasters more durable and resistant to spills, you can apply a clear coat of acrylic sealer to the surface once the paint and glue have dried. This will provide an additional layer of protection and help your coasters last longer.

How to Make Terracotta Coastal Coasters

Ready to get crafting? You will find the full tutorial below!

Yield: 2 Coasters

Terracotta Coastal Coasters

Terracotta Coastal Coasters
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5


  • 2 Terra Cotta Clay Saucers
  • 1 Nautical Cotton Rope
  • Waverly Chalk Paint in Ocean and Pool (or any other acrylic chalk paint)


  • Paint Brush
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue
  • Scissors


  1. Gather your supplies.
  2. Paint one clay saucer with one coat of Ocean chalk paint and the other saucer with one coat of Pool chalk paint. Let the paint dry completely.
  3. Once the paint is dry, add a line of hot glue to the inner rim of the saucer and start attaching the cotton rope on top of the glue. Continue until the entire inner surface of the saucer is covered with rope.
  4. Use scissors to trim the excess rope at the end of the row.
  5. Repeat the process until the entire surface of the saucer is covered with rope.
  6. Add a final line of hot glue to secure the end of the rope in place.
  7. Allow the glue to dry completely before using the coasters.


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