Sunday, December 12, 2010

Unique gift idea

Looking for a unique gift idea?   I may just have what you are looking for.
I’ve been collecting a few vintage leather and suede jackets lately because I had a few ideas of what I
could make with them.
I finally finished my first big project with them.
Leather coasters.
I had been thinking of them for a while, initially I was going to put them on cork base but I decided to use some chipboard coasters as the base instead.
I’m so glad I did, it used up some items I had in my stash and I think the glue will hold better on the chipboard base than it would have on a cork base.
After using my set for a while I decided to list a few sets on my etsy site here
It seems to be a unique item as I couldn’t find other leather coasters from recycled leather and I sold a few sets already, always a good sign.
I’m currently offering them in ivory, brown and black in sets of 4, 6, and 8.
I think they would make great gifts for those hard to buy people on your lists.
I do ship the same or next day after payment so there is still time to order some for holiday gifts for this year.
I have a few other shades of brown that will be posted soon.  I have some made but I’m trying to sell them at a fundraiser with some of my sisters crafts.

Protect your tables and look good while doing it with these coasters.
These reddish brown ones will be listed soon.
I love the rustic, distressed look of these black ones.  They are from a buttery soft bomber jacket that I had.
Because these are made from recycled leather all coasters will have unique wear patterns.
Any blemishes in the are a testament to the use this leather has already seen.
Please contact me or check out my shop here if you are interested in purchasing any of these coaster sets. 


  1. Great idea. And the leather can absorb some moisture. Hard coasters don't make a lot of sense to me since the moisture can just run on to the table or drip on you when you pick the glass up. Good luck on your Etsy sales.

  2. great idea and they turned out really cute. I love leather!

  3. Hello! I found you at Tater Tots and Jello and I am loving your blog! I wanted to invite you to enter my $50 American Express giveaway and my link party that are both going on this week! Keep up the great blogging and happy holidays! -Dana


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