Pretty leather coasters adorning your center table would add a degree of elegance to your interiors. Rather than burning your pockets in buying custom made ones, put together your crafting skills to make stylish coasters out of leather just like the ones shown in the given DIYs.
Coaster corks (for the base)
Hole punch (for the holes on the leather)
A marker (to trace out the shape)
Steel block, mallet (for stamping letters)
Leather paint ( if you wish to paint the coasters)
It can be a mere cakewalk if you are looking for a simple design where you would need to cut the leather of impressive shape you desire, and glue it to the cork. For embroidery or needle work punch small holes and run your needle through it.
The intricate geometric pattern gives the coasters a unique look.
If you are a beginner, then this simple design would be apt for you to start. If you are planning to make many coasters, create different shapes for each of them like a square, hexagon, triangle, or rectangle.
Following the pattern in the given tutorial, you can even make jet black coasters as shown in the picture below.
Emboss “Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays” on the coasters during the festive season and give away as a gift.
You can add embellishments to the center by gluing colorful beads.
The raised pattern gives the coaster a sober appearance.
The crochet pattern encircling the coasters adds to its charm.
The given link would help you in making a stylish monogrammed coaster just as the one shown in the image below.
You can gift your best pal a personalized leather coaster with something special embossed on it, just as the picture below. The above tutorial would be your guide.
The dab of acrylic paint on the leather coasters adds to its beauty.
The criss cross designs of the coasters make them look even more appealing.
If you are decorating your home for Christmas then make a red leather coaster following the same pattern. You just need to dab red leather paint on it. Besides the regular colors like tan or black, you may go for any shade like green, blue, orange, purple or gold by applying paint of that color.
If getting real leather seems expensive, you can go for faux ones.
Red or green leather paint will be a great option if you are planning to make these coasters for Christmas.
The twine can be replaced with a showy ribbon, tied neatly in to a big bow.
The mosaic look makes the coaster appear even more interesting.
Another fabulous design you can opt for as a Valentine Day gift for your sweetheart is a heart-shaped coaster. You would just need to cut your coaster in a heart shape following the steps in the above tutorials. You can write your lover’s name with white paint or even monogram it.
The process would be the same as the given tutorial with only leather being replaced by tiles. For a photo coaster too you can take a print out of your family pics and paste it on your leather.
If you have a large dining table, then big coasters like this one would be an ideal pick.
You can even go for a mosaic paint to create a mosaic effect.
If you want to give your coasters a moon-like effect, then cut it into a round shape and sprinkle white and blue paint on it. It would look something close to this.
Add a bead or glitters in the middle of the flower for a brightened effect.
So here is a bagful of interesting ideas, go for one or many of them to have a whole lot of bright coasters at hand.
Published on July 31st 2017 by Miranda Gibbs