Woven Coasters DIY and How to Make a Mini Loom

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Woven Coasters DIY and How to Make a Mini Loom


     I think that the secret to happiness (part of it anyways) is taking care of yourselves, both physically and mentally. My motto is, "Be good to your body and your body will be good to you!" I teamed up with Bigelow's new line of Benefits tea to help share their message of living well every day. For me, everyday wellness goes beyond eating healthy, getting enough sleep and drinking plenty of water. Each day I do something creative, usually over a cup of tea! It makes me feel recharged and inspired. Today I'm going to show you how to make your own mini loom and weave coasters. 

     The weaving trend is really hot right now, but it doesn't have to stop with wall hangings! These DIY Woven Coasters are fun and inexpensive to make. I don't know about you, but I enjoy my tea even more when I'm drinking from a pretty table setting! I drew inspiration from my box of Bigelow Benefits Lemon and Echinacea Herbal Tea and went with pink, white and yellow color scheme. I love a good herbal tea and this one doesn't disappoint! It has good for you ingredients like Lemongrass, Echinacea, Rose Hips and Ederflowers. All the Bigelow Benefits teas are also non-GMO, Gluten-free and blended and produced in the USA.
     Brew yourself a cup of tea and let's get crafting!

Woven Coasters DIY and How to Make a Mini Loom
Supplies:
Scrap wood (The weaving area measures 5x5 inches so any piece of wood larger than this will suffice)
Small nails
Hammer
Ruler
Small crochet hook
Embroidery floss
Woven Coasters DIY and How to Make a Mini Loom
Using a ruler, make a straight line across the top of the wood. Mark off every 1/4 inch for 5 inches in length.
Woven Coasters DIY and How to Make a Mini Loom
Do the same thing 5 inches below the first line.
Woven Coasters DIY and How to Make a Mini Loom
Hammer in your nails in the 1/4 inch marks. You don't need to hammer them all the way down- just enough so they stay in securely. 
Woven Coasters DIY and How to Make a Mini Loom
Repeat until all the 1/4 inch marks have nails.
Woven Coasters DIY and How to Make a Mini Loom
Take a piece of embroidery floss and tie it from one nail to the other. Repeat until all the top and bottom nails have their own piece of embroidery floss tied to them. 
Woven Coasters DIY and How to Make a Mini Loom
 Cut a long piece of embroidery floss and using the crochet hook, weave through the strands in an "over, under" motion.
Woven Coasters DIY and How to Make a Mini Loom
For the next row, weave through in an "under, over" motion. Keep alternating between these 2 rows. When you want to change colors, just tie a new piece of floss to the end of the other. 
Woven Coasters DIY and How to Make a Mini Loom
Work until piece measures approximately 1 inch from the bottom. To remove from the loom- pull the nails out of the top. Cut the bottom strands and tie in a double knot to make the fringe.
Woven Coasters DIY and How to Make a Mini Loom
4 Simple Ways to Live Well Everyday
1) Take a walk- even if it's just a few blocks around your neighborhood. Not only is it good for your physical health, it's a great way to de-stress!

2)Switch up a cup of coffee for Bigelow Benefits tea- with flavors like Good Mood (Chocolate and Almond Herbal Tea), Radiate Beauty (Blueberry and Aloe Herbal Tea) and
Refresh (Turmeric Chili Matcha Green
) you won't even miss all the extra caffeine!

3) Eat more veggies and whole grains. Try out some easy, healthy recipes. Not only will your body thank you, cooking together is a fun, family activity.

4) Unplug and reconnect- Even if it's just for an hour a day. Leave your phone behind and sit outdoors.  
Woven Coasters DIY and How to Make a Mini Loom
Woven Coasters DIY and How to Make a Mini Loom
Next time you're in Stop & Shop be sure to swing by the coffee and tea aisle and pick up Bigelow Benefits. 
What do you do to live well everyday? I'd love to hear your tips! 

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3 comments

  1. I never thought you could make your own mini loom. How clever! And doable. :) I've been trying to take time for myself in the afternoon while I let my kids destroy the playroom. hahaha I'm loving the Bigelow Benefits Balance flavor. It's naturally sweet and delicious. Thanks for sharing your tips! #client

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  2. What a great idea- I have to try this!

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  3. I've been itching to try weaving. This looks like a great way to get my feet wet!

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