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Project

Twig Coasters

These coasters look like rafts afloat a tabletop.

Materials

  • 22 small, straight twigs
  • Waxed twine

Steps

  1. Step 1

    For each coaster, trim 22 small, straight twigs to a length of 5 inches.

  2. Step 2

    Double a length of twine, loop center an inch from the end of first twig, and tie once.

  3. Step 3

    Tie twine around remaining twigs, one by one. Tie knot at end; cut twine close to knot. Repeat on other side.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, October 1998

Reviews (14)

  • 21 Sep, 2012

    PAMASAURUS IS MY HERO

  • 23 Sep, 2010

    Making these out of cinnamon sticks smells great!!!

  • 23 Sep, 2010

    Back in the summer my grandson did the twig trivets. they were awesome and he put the person's favorite color of felt on the bottom. here's the website http://www.marthastewart.com/goodthings/twig-trivet

  • 23 Sep, 2010

    I have seen them made using cane and leather strips making them large enough to use under plants. Have not yet tried them but saw a set in a boutique magazine for $60.

  • 20 Oct, 2008

    we'll this keep my table's free from the dreaded condensation from the glass?

  • 12 Oct, 2008

    Well I hope commenter #3 does not put a candle on it, because it could catch fire, cause her guests to catch quite a buzz!

  • 12 Oct, 2008

    Erlinda, Central Park? Really? I'm so jealous! I love Manhattan.

  • 11 Oct, 2008

    I'll go twig-picking in Central Park!

  • 11 Oct, 2008

    ...and I wil. use branches from my Cannabis Sativa plant!

  • 11 Oct, 2008

    This would also be a great idea for someone who likes sushi, and Oriental decor at the table. Very easy to make and quite lovely as well.

  • 11 Oct, 2008

    I will use my red twig dogwood for this. Thanks

  • 11 Oct, 2008

    Great idea Limoncello - a felt underside would be ideal in making sure it doesn't scratch your precious table or bar. My peninsula is top with Corian which happens to scratch easily.

  • 11 Oct, 2008

    I think gluing felt or the plastic preglued bumpers on the underside at each corner would be good, so it won't scratch the surface of the table or slide around

  • 11 Oct, 2008

    this is a great gift idea for table hot coasters for someone whose taste you don't know.