i really did an easy one this time guys. i know i always say that. but if it’s still cute, it doesn’t count as phoning it in ok? i found these leather circles at the craft store and desperately wanted leather coasters, so i just came up with a pretty method for painting them and calling it a day.
- leather rounder shapes
(fyi these come in a 3 pack)
- silver leather paint
- spray finish (optional)
so really, all you do is loosely brush a little paint on with smooth strokes. don’t put a lot of paint on the brush, the pretty brush strokes are when the brush had barely any paint on it. you can keep lightly layering, and try painting from different directions to create a cooler pattern. that’s it!
go outside and lightly spray with a finishing spray (from far away!) to avoid damage, but if you like the look of worn leather you can also skip this step.
i love the way silver looks on natural leather, and i feel like these coasters have kind of a moon phase pattern or something — they’re cute right? and they’re so easy you can make a set for every person in your life in an hour, unless… you’re super popular. then it might take two hours.
8 comments on “DIY metallic leather coasters”
I love that you can see the brush strokes! Great idea :)
AWW These are so cute! The silver look is an additional charm to the leather. But how do I make those cute little round leathers? Just buy it or can I have the option of manufacturing it too?
Definitely not phoning it in – I actually really appreciate easy DIY’s! Something simple you can just throw together when you’re itching to get creative but are feeling uninspired and just need something to get you going.
Thanks for sharing!
-Clarissa @ The View From Here
This is my kind of craft! Beautiful and easy to make :) I’ve been looking for leather paint for awhile! Definitely getting that ;) and the leather rounds are awesome! Gray tutorial and craft :)
I just made a set of these myself and they’re the perfect minimalist, chic touch my sitting room needed!
Thanks for a great and super simple DIY!
What a perfect touch to any living room or dining table!
These are great! The patterns make for such a unique feel. We run a custom home decor shop and recently experimented making coasters a using wood and a resin finish. Check it out here at https://instagram.com/p/BP_mdGDjnGu/
If you want to make your own, send us an email and I’d love to share our method! Our website is http://www.Oriananyxcreations.com