After the holidays I realized that we could use a few more coasters. Between having extra people in the house, and using a few of my tile coasters as plant trivets, we were running a little low. Luckily these couldn’t be much easier to make. And they’re reversible, plus very customizable. Make them with leather and felt like I did, or substitute one of the layers for cork or wood. Or try another shape–I bet hexagons would be fun. I might have to try that next time I want a few more coasters.
Leather scraps – Fairly thick scraps work well. I got mine at SCRAP, but I’ve seen similar pieces at Michaels.
Leather glue – I used Eco-Flo leathercraft cement
Small bowl or dish to use as a template – 3.5-inch diameter (plus or minus a quarter-inch) is just right
Felt – I used EcoFelt squares
1. Place the dish on the back side of the leather, and trace around it with a pen. Cutting just inside the pen marks, cut the circle out.
2. Lay the leather circle on the back side of the felt (if it has one), and trace around it with the pen or chalk.
3. Put glue on the back side of the leather circle, and use the toothpick to spread it in a thin, even layer over the entire surface. Press the felt circle onto the glue-covered leather.
4. Place the coasters under a couple of heavy books until the glue has dried. If any felt is sticking out beyond the edge of the leather, use the scissors to carefully trim it.