DIY leather placemats & coasters

Make your own placemats and coasters--leather is surprisingly easy to work with

Leather placemats and coasters--step 1

On a safe surface, using the ruler as a guide, cut leather into four 12- by 15-in. placemats.

Coral von Zumwalt

Leather placemats and coasters--step 3

Paint the border in contrasting colors. Let dry and apply another coat if needed.

Coral von Zumwalt

Make your own leather placemats and coasters

Coral von Zumwalt

Materials

Directions

  1. On a safe surface, using the ruler as a guide, cut leather into four 12- by 15-in. placemats.
  2. Create a 1-in. border around each placemat by roughing in a striped pattern with light pencil marks.
  3. Paint the border in contrasting colors. Let dry and apply another coat if needed.
  4. From leather scraps, cut four 31/2- by 31/2-in. coasters. Repeat painting process within a 1/4-in. border.

 

Project by Heather Taylorm who is co-owner of art gallery Taylor De Cordoba and has just launched a linen line, Heather Taylor Home, inspired by her travels. heathertaylorhome.com

Printed from:
http://www.sunset.com/home/weekend-projects/leather-placemats-coasters-crafts-00418000080134/