I really love working with leather. I took a workshop a few years ago so I could learn from the pros 🙂 I ended up creating a tablet case and a passport holder. They looked so good, I was hooked. Since then I’ve tried a few things, and some of them are so easy that you don’y really need to do a whole workshop (even though I highly recommend). Everything you need to know, I will show you in my youtube video.
These easy DIY leather projects would also be great Christmas gifts! Leather is really easy to personalize, you can paint on it with leather paint or stamp with metal alphabet stamps.
You can cut these projects out with a rotary cutter or scissors but you can also use you cricut (with a deep point blade). I have the PDF patterns to download for printing and the SVG to download if you want to upload them to cricut. You will also need a punch tool to make holes for the rivets on all these projects and a wooden mallet to close the rivets.
You can find all the leather supplies and tools I use from Amazon here:
Leather Crafting Favourites on Amazon (A list of all my favourite leather supplies)
Easy Leather Keychain
The first project is the easiest and that is the key chain. This one has a great spot for stamping or painting. For this project you will need the following:
DIY Leather Home Decor: Catch Alls
The second project is perfect for holding random objects you have lying around on your beside table or a cute way to organize your washi tape collection! I have 2 different catch alls to try, one is more of a round shape while the other is rectangular. This is what you need:
Catch All #1:
Catch All #2:
Goth Inspired Leather Pencil Case or Brush Holder
The last project is my favourite! I found these skull rivets on amazon and needed to create a project just for them. You don’t have to use the skull rivet, a button snap or button stud will work as well. The button studs are really easy to install, they are similar to the rivet. You will need a hole for the base of the button and then you simply screw the top part on over the leather. Then you just need a hold on the leather that will fit over the ball. These are the items you will need for the pencil case:
- Pattern (SVG, PDF)
- 4 small rivets
- 1 skull rivet, button snap or button stud
- 1 hair tie (if you are using the skull rivet, I used a plain black hair tie to wrap around it)
That’s it! I have a bunch of other leather ideas I could share if you’re interested! 🙂