Do you wanna upgrade your living space with some modern touch? Here is a tutorial for making Geometric Leather coasters using Cricut. Its a simple design with some color pop. The design template is uploaded to Cricut design space for your personal use. Have fun making it!
- Faux Leather
- Cork sheet with Adhesive backing
- Cricut machine + strong grip mat + Fine point blade
- Design template
- Permanent Vinyl
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DIY Geometric Leather Coaster with Cricut
Step – 1 – Leather tiles
Open the template in design space and click Make it. I used the material setting “Felt wood bonded” with fine point blade. (Faux leather comes in different material thickness. So, I highly recommend you to do a test cut first for your material.) Make sure to keep the good side facing down over strong grip mat. It is very important to secure the material with masking tape on all sides.
Once cutting is done, carefully peel the leather off the mat. I dont know about you, but the peeling part is very satisfying. 🙂
Step – 2 : Cork tiles
Alright, this was the most frustrating part for me as the cork sheet left so much residue.
Use the same hexagon layers we used for cutting the leather.
Choose the material setting “Cork, Adhesive-Backed”. The actual cricut setting for this material allows 4x multi-cut. Since, my cork sheet seemed to shed a lot at the cut ends, I reduced the number of cuts to 2x instead of 4x. The residue from the cork gathers inside the blade even with a small cut. So, when it tries to pass multiple cuts over the same shape, it ruins the edges. After the machine did its part of the cut, I used my craft knife to run down the edges for a clean cut through the backing. (Doing a test cut before cutting the actual design saved me from a big mess.)
Step – 3 : Gluing and sealing
Remove the backing from the cork sheet. Align and slowly stick it behind the faux leather.
Next, we have to apply the edges with Mod-podge sealer. This will help to seal the cork edges and also smoothens the cut edge of leather.
Step – 4 : Pattern cut
I am using red permanent glossy vinyl to create my geometric pattern. This way, it won’t peel off after multiple uses and also adds a modern look to it. Cut the pattern with setting ‘Premium vinyl’ and fine point blade. Standard grip mat will be enough for this. Next, peel, weed and remove it with transfer paper. Then, carefully align over each hexagon tile and press down firmly before peeling off the transfer paper. Tada.. you have made yourself a lovely looking modern geometric coaster.