Phew….I’m back! Sorry friends, after an exhausting six weeks completing my Modern Industrial Bedroom for the One Room Challenge, I took a few days off to get my life back together. Now that I’m back to the real world, I came to the realization that we only have a month until Father’s Day! Now… if the men in your life are anything like my husband or father… than they don’t really care all that much about homemade gifts, lol. BUT I like making them. I figure if I can make things that are practical, meaningful, or totally awesome (& frugal!), then they won’t mind. Practicality prompted me to make these easy DIY Coasters with Leather for my husband this Father’s Day.
It took me no time at all to make four of these puppies! I used cork coasters ($2!) I had purchased from Ikea, but you can also use sheets of cork (like I did in this project) and cut them into circles.
Vinyl or Leather
Cutting Machine or Scissors
(I used my Cricut Explore in the Video)
Sewing Machine or Needle and thread
To make things a bit easier for you, I shared the whole thing in this two minute video… enjoy!
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Here are the basic steps:
- Cut 4″ cork coasters (If you didn’t buy them)
- Cut leather to fit coasters. I did this on my Cricut Explore, setting the material to 1.8mm leather.
- Sewing around the edge of your coaster with a needle and thread or a sewing machine.
- Attach your vinyl or leather to your coaster using E6000. Protect your hands when using this glue – it is VERY sticky.
I made four of these in an hour and a bit (plus I video taped it and took pictures!). This really is a crazy simple Father’s Day gift that he will actually use. Perfect for the garage or the man cave!
Stick around, I’m sharing two more great Father’s Day gifts on Thursday and Friday too!