10 Leather Crafts – Create Your Own Durable DIY Accessories
Leather crafts are some of the coolest DIY crafts ever. There are many reasons why you should try using leather in making your DIY crafts. There are few materials that have stood the test of time and have remained stylish in appearance, versatile in design and durable in use. Give a few of these a try and you’ll be incredibly happy that you’ve discovered this list of the best leather crafts. So, put on your creative hat and get started with your DIY leather crafts! The leather is no longer just a thing for bikers or rock stars! When you figure out how to work with it, it’s an awesome way to add a touch of edge to your accessories. However, if you’re concerned about using real leather, but love and enjoy the look, you can easily substitute faux leather for these great leather crafts or even fabric to embrace your individuality.
1. Heart Hair Clips
These absolutely adorable DIY leather heart hair clips from Alice and Lois will surely turn heads! They’re a perfect treat for yourself or a loved one. The best part of these accessories? You can create whatever designs or patterns you fancy!
2. Studded Bracelet
Got an old brightly colored belt lying around? Turn it into a stylish bracelet with this simple tutorial from The Perfect Pear. It’ll make a great accessory for any simple outfit! All you need is a little creativity to revamp an old accessory and make it new again.
3. Tassel Necklace
Lia Griffith shows us how easy it is to make a DIY leather tassel necklace! Once you’ve mastered your own technique, you’ll be trading tassels out in no time. The possibilities are endless when choosing the colors, length and other attributes of these trendy necklaces. These accessories would look gorgeous with a simple top!
4. Funky Leather Cuff Bracelet
Express yourself and personality with a funky cuff bracelet! My So Called Crafty Life shows you how typography and motivational words are combined in this super cool DIY project. These will make great personalized gifts to friends!
5. Elegant Leather Bag
A quality leather bag is considered by many women as a lifelong investment. Naturally, such an investment comes with a hefty price tag. With this tutorial from Between The Lines, however, you can create a sophisticated leather bag even on a budget. It’s the same look for a lot less money, along with the added plus of having personal, handmade value. (And once you’re finished, why not make shoes your next DIY project?)
6. Gorgeous Herb Labels
Always getting your potted herbs confused? Label them in style! This project from Chris Loves Julia turns old leather goods into a one-of-a-kind labels that will spruce up your herb garden. Sure, you can use plain labels to define your garden herbs, but that’s simply not the DIY way is it? This look provides an earthy theme that blends beautifully with the natural look of your garden.
7. Versatile Leather Tote
Carry all your essentials in one handmade tote and give your outfit an instant upgrade. This versatile bag can be used for work as well as more casual, dress-down days. I can just imagine myself and kids at a park trail with this on my shoulder! What will you use it for?
8. Teardrop Earrings
These whimsical earrings will surely touch of character to your #OOTD. Why not make a pair or two for yourself, and another for your bestie? There are no limits to the color combinations and leather textures you can play with. You can use the teardrop shape cut outs like the ones pictured above, or you can customize and cut out shapes that are uniquely your own!
9. Leather + Flannel Snap Scarf
Show off a little personality with this Leather + Flannel Snap Scarf. While this idea may be a little more advanced, the payoff is that much more worth it! Take an old flannel shirt and create something new with just a few strips of leather and snaps. You’ll have friends asking where you ‘bought’ your new scarf, without a doubt!
10. Bold Fold Over Clutch
This bright leather clutch is just the thing if you want to make a statement. Use whatever color you like, but personally, pink is my favourite. If you’re leaning a little more on the subtle side, however, you can easily make this clutch reflect your style. Natural, earthy tones would look amazing as well!