40 DIY Leather Projects We Love
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40 DIY Leather Projects We Love

Leather isn’t just for biker gangs or pop stars anymore! Once you learn how to work with it, it’s a great way to add a bit of edge to your wardrobe or home and a great way to roughen up some of the more girly elements of your decor. If you’re not into the whole leather thing, but love the look, a lot of times it’s easy to swap out for faux leather, so you can definitely embrace your animal and fashion loving instincts.

We’ve rounded up 40 DIYs from around the web to add some a bit of the leather trend to your jewelry collection, your office or home decor, and your style.

1. Sequin Heart Patches: The leather gives this adorable sweater upgrade just the right amount of edge and the sequins will make you stand out… in a good way! (via Say Yes to Hoboken)

2. Stamped Leather Tie Clip: Don’t think we’ve forgotten about the guys! This custom tie clip would be a fun DIY touch to a nice suit. (via Lovely Indeed)

3. Hair Clips: Combining the neon trend with the leather one, these add a little bit of contemporary edge to the girly hair bow. (via A Beautiful Mess)

4. Bow Belt: Business in the front and party in the back? This belt is like a mullet, except amazing. (via A Bit of Sunshine)

5. Glittered Headband and Ring: We’re loving the glitz in this headband and ring combo! (via Carnets Parisiens)

6. Glitter Statement Necklace: Another bit of glitz, the neutral of the leather really makes the glitter pop on this necklace. (via Jewels for All)

7. Geometric Pendant Necklaces: Turn your leather scraps into pretty geometric necklaces that definitely make a statement. (via Brit + Co.)

8. Diamond Necklace: If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, this leather necklace might just be your BFF. (via Oh the Lovely Things)

9. Triangle Earrings: These earrings add a fun vibe to any outfit and are understated enough to wear with other jewelry. (via Behind My Desk)

10. Geometric Necklace: The gold and black on this necklace is a great way to make a statement at your next cocktail party. (via Hook N Loop)

11. Tassel Necklace: Lots of color, lots of fringe, this necklace would look pop against a simple white top. (via Maslinda Designs)

12. Stud Necklace: How does leather + studs look this elegant? We’re not sure, but we’re totally into the elegance with a hint of funky underneath. (via Lotts and Lots)

13. Cuff Bracelet: Typography and motivational words combine to create a crazy cool bracelet that’s personal and meaningful. (via My So Called Crafty Life)

14. Feather Earrings: Boho chic meets biker chick in these glittered tribal earrings. (via Sew Country Chick)

15. Studded Bracelet: That bright blue and those studs make this a perfect accessory for a simple outfit, giving it a little bit of oomph without being overwhelming. (via The Perfect Pair)

16. Pouch: This simple and elegant pouch will keep all your essentials together no matter where the day brings you. (via Sugar and Cloth)

17. Lunch Bags: Reusable lunch bags get an awesome upgrade! Matching the traditional shape of the brown paper bag, this leather version is anything but. We might even use it as a purse — it’s that cool! (via Heart of Neon)



18. Mustache Keychain: A little bit hipster, this keychain will show off your style while keeping your keys organized. (via Katrinshine)

19. Tote: You can never have too many totes! This leather one can carry your groceries and give your outfit an upgrade at the same time. (via Project 22)

20. Fold Over Clutch: The aqua zipper against the pink leather makes this the perfect clutch for any color blocking lover… so count us in! (via Say Yes to Hoboken)

21. Passport Holder: The polka dots, the simple inspiring message… this whole project is giving us a serious case of wanderlust. (via Always Rooney)

22. Neon Zipper Pouch: Can you believe this project took less than 30 minutes? This might be our new go-to handmade gift for all our fashionista friends. (via Handmade Charlotte)

23. Gold Accent Bag: This bag looks totally designer and we could easily see it starring in Fashion Week, but the DIY is surprisingly doable. (via Between the Lines)

24. Hanging Planters: Get a little green going in your space with these leather and cork planters. (via Monsters Circus)

25. Stool Cover: Upgrade a stool with a modern minimalist cover that’s easy to DIY and quick to impress. (via Design Milk)

26. Neon and Neutral Coasters: Tackle the neon trend in your home and keep things simple with these neon polka-dotted coasters. The neutral backdrop of the leather makes the neon really pop while still fitting in with the rest of your decor. (via Freshly Picked)

27. Leather and Cork Coasters: Another fun coaster DIY, the leather takes these cork coasters to the next level and adds a classy vibe to your coffee table. (via Freshly Given)

28. Wall Clock: This modern wall clock would look great with any decor and you could even use colored leather if you’re looking for something a little brighter. (via Monsters Circus)

29. Suspended Shelf: This DIY is surprisingly simple and the results are so insanely gorgeous that we want to add one to every room of our houses… and maybe a couple at the office! (via Camille Styles)

30. Color Blocked Bookmarks: We’re totally digging pretty and functional bookmarks lately and this color blocked version definitely fits the bill! (via Ardor)

31. Leather Planner: Guess what was used to make this stylish planner? A regular old binder! Love it. (via Mod Toggery)

32. Minimalistic Notebook: Let your words do the talking while you jot them down in this ultra-minimalist notebook. (via Design and Form)

33. Cord Roll: Keep your cords organized, whether you’re traveling or just commuting, with this fun leather cord roll. (via Brit + Co.)

34. iPhone Case: If you’re into switching up your phone case, this is definitely one you’ll want to add to your rotation! The textured look is so darn cool. (via A Beautiful Mess)

35. iPad Clutch: How rad is that bright yellow? You’ll definitely never lose your iPad if you store it in this case. (via In Honor of Design)

36. Geometric Phone Case Pouch: We’re loving the pop of colored leather against the more neutral brown version. The fun geometric shape makes this the perfect case, no matter what smartphone you’re addicted to. (via Morning by Foley)

37. Laptop Case: The delicate blue leather goes a bit metal with the addition of rivets and the juxtaposition would suit anyone’s style. (via Oh Happy Day)

38. Gift Tags: Take your gifting game up a notch with these simple gift tags. They add just a touch of glam to simple gift wrap. (via WhimseyBox)

39. Bunting + Napkin Rings: The geometric trend meets the edginess of leather in this bunting and napkin ring set sure to set your next dinner party apart. (via The Sweetest Occasion)

40. Wrapped Flask: This leather wrapped flask is androgynous and kind of hardcore. Perfect for packing some whiskey for your next camping trip ;) (via I Spy DIY)

Do you DIY with leather? Are there any killer projects out there that we missed? Talk to us in the comments below.