Hey y’all! It’s Ginger from Gingerly Made again. I don’t know what it is, but we can’t seem to keep a set of coasters around my house! I think the kids play with them and then loose them. Usually you can only find 1 or maybe 2. So since they are prone to getting lost, I periodically need to get more. But I don’t want to spend a lot of money. So what do I do?… Hit the thrift stores. Thanks to a thrift store find and some craft supplies I already owned, I was able to make these stenciled leather coasters for $2.00!!
I was looking for some stone tile type coasters, but only found paper ones and these “Patriots Colony” tin and cork coasters. I liked the cork bottom and knew I could upcycle these into something much prettier, so even though it wasn’t what I was specifically looking for, I went with it.
I started by tracing and mark on the suede side of the leather around the coasters giving enough excess room to wrap the leather over the edge.
After cutting out the leather pieces, it’s easy to stencil any pattern you like on them using regular craft paint.
I couldn’t settle on one pattern, so I did each coaster with a different one. And I chose a metallic (pearl) white paint as a contrast to the rugged leather.
After each coaster dried, I used a Instant Vinyl glue for leather and fabric to adhere the leather to the metal coaster. Gluing the top first and then carefully wrapping the excess leather down around the edges.
Any leather that hung over the edges got a trim after the glue dried.
I love how they turned out! The only thing that bothers me is that the circular designs aren’t quite centered. The glue was so strong I couldn’t slide it to center after I had placed it.