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Painted Leather Coasters

Stripes and paint splatters bring out the playful side of inexpensive leather coasters.

Photography: Aaron Dyer

Source: Martha Stewart

Introduction

If this is your first leather project, read our handy tips on working with leather before starting.

 

The beauty in these blank leather coasters is in the mix-and-match possibilities. Use masking tape to create stripes, splattered spots, and geometric shapes. If you've stamped your coasters, work within the lines of the tooled leather design in any color you choose. 

materials

  • Blank leather coasters (Dharma Trading Co., 3¾" diameter, $1.50 each, dharmatrading.com)
  • Masking tape
  • Clear sealant
  • Multisurface craft paint (Martha Stewart Crafts in "Greek Tile" and "Indigo," from $2.50 for 2 oz., michaels.com)
  • Metallic craft paint (Martha Stewart Crafts in "Sterling," from $2.50 for 2 oz., michaels.com)
  • Pearl craft paint (Martha Stewart Crafts in "Jet Stream," from $2.50 for 2 oz., michaels.com)
  • Paintbrush

steps

  1. Block off a pattern using masking tape in various widths, then brush the exposed sections with craft paint (water down the paint before splattering). Allow to dry completely before removing the tape.

  2. Spray with clear sealant and let cure for 24 hours before using them at your next get-together.

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