Coasters aren’t exactly the sexiest thing on the face of the earth, but I like to think there’s something a little provocative about today’s surprisingly easy tutorial. I’m using scrap leather (or vinyl) to create mini cowhide coasters – definitely worthy of your finest (and most sultry) cocktails. – Mandy Pellegrin
Scrap white leather or vinyl
Mini Cowhide Templates
Black and brown permanent markers
Step One: Trace each of the cowhide templates onto the back of the leather using a fine tip pen or marker.
Step Two: Carefully cut out each mini cowhide using a pair of sharp scissors.
Step Three: Add details and spots using black and brown permanent markers. Do a quick internet image search for “cowhide rugs” for inspiration. Begin by outlining your spots and blotches. Then fill them in with a small circular motion. Allow to dry, and apply a second coat if necessary.
Photo Credits: Mandy Pellegrin for Oh So Beautiful Paper