Guys! I don’t normally do a lot of Kmart hacks on my blog, but sometimes when you get a brainwave you just have to roll with it!
I love a good stroll around Kmart as much as anyone, however it takes a lot of self-control to not find a use for almost everything on the shelves.
If you’re interested in making this raffia side table, all you’ll need is a $5 circular plant stand from Kmart. And you won’t need weaving skills – this DIY is super simple. It takes under an hour to complete, and you too can have a unique side table that will have everyone wondering which European homewares store you brought it back from..!
Follow the tutorial below with detailed images of wrapping the raffia.
Start by taking a strand of raffia and folding it in half. Wrap the folded end around the inner circle of the plant stand, pulling the loose ends through to form a knot. Then, pull the strand to the outer circle on the stand and wrap it around one and a half times.
Come back in to the middle circle and loop it around. Take it back to the inner circle, loop it around and continue the process until the raffia strand reaches the end. Then tie a knot to the closest circle.
As you wrap the raffia around the circles, make sure they are pulled tight. After doing this to a few strands, you should be able to bunch up the raffia as closely as possible on the inner circle. Similarly, spread the raffia out on the outer circle, like a fan effect.
Work your way around the plant stand until the circles are completely covered. Trim any raffia ends or loose strands.
As an added security to make sure the raffia stays put, paint a little PVA glue onto the ends and knots.
Once the glue is dry, your raffia side table is ready to use!