Summer is an opportunity for more outdoor entertaining. These River Rock Coasters are perfect for outdoor parties.
There are certain inanimate objects that carry a lot of sentimental meaning. For me, that includes river rocks. At my grandparents house there was a little gated outdoor area that you walked to before you got to their front door. In that area was a plant surrounded by river rocks. Seeing, and playing with, those rocks was part of visiting Grandma and Grandpa’s house. I still think of them and the summer days I spent swimming in their pool anytime I see river rocks.
Of course the rocks at their house were large rocks. The rocks that I am using for my river rock coaster are very small craft store rocks. But these coasters are perfect for summer entertaining. Lounging around on the patio, cooking a BBQ, or relaxing by the pool.
River Rock Coasters
- Small river rocks (you can purchase these at your local craft or hobby store)
- Black felt
- Hot glue gun and gluesticks
I used the rim of a glass as a guide for my coasters. The glass rim was larger than the base and was the perfect size. You could also use another coaster as a tracing guide.
Use one round felt circle for each of my coasters. To begin I placed a larger river rock in the center of my circle. Then I continued hot gluing river rocks around that center rock and out towards the edge.
It takes some digging to find rocks that fit together well. My bag came with more than enough rocks to make a set of 4 coasters so I was able to sort through the rocks. I used larger round rocks in the center and saved some of the longer and smaller rocks for the edges.
Continue gluing down rocks until you have filled your felt circle. Once one coaster is finished you can begin working on the next coaster. Using plenty of hot glue will create a firm and stable coaster. If there are any gaps you can add in more hot glue to fill them.
Because you are using hot glue the coasters need very little time to harden and cool. They are ready to use almost immediately. My finished river rock coaster set. Take them outside and put them to good use this summer.
Lift a glass and say cheers to this simple DIY project!
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