There’s many reasons why leather has always been a popular material to work with, including its durability, stylish appearance and versatility. You’ll be incredibly happy to hear that we’ve rounded up 60 of the best craft projects using this humble textile!
From cat-shaped purses and table tops, to high heel adornments and metallic collars – you’ll be hard-pressed to find a DIY project that you don’t love.
It’s time to put your ‘creative hat’ on and dive into these brilliant tutorials…
Is this not the most adorable bag you’ve ever seen? The best part is that this tutorial is surprisingly easy to follow, thanks to its step-by-step instructions. The girls at A Beautiful Mess are very talented indeed!
Let’s face it, some men just haven’t bought into the whole mason jar trend. A Beautiful Mess has come up with a great idea to add some masculinity to these dainty jars through adding a leather cover!
Magazine addicts rejoice, because A Beautiful Mess has come up with this fantastic tutorial for creating a leather magazine holder – Genius! It also looks super stylish among your other décor items.
These colored leather cuffs would make great presents for your loved ones, plus, they’re very easy to create. You could easily knock a few over in just an hour or two, so be sure to see the full tutorial from the girls at A Beautiful Mess.
Hooray, it’s another cat-inspired DIY leather bag project from the clever sisters at A Beautiful Mess! Kids are going to love these crafty creations.
These super stylish leather clutch bags from Alice and Lois are definitely one project you’ll want to add to your to-do list! They’re both easy and fun to make too.
On-trend and adorable, these leather heart hair clips from Alice and Lois are sure to turn heads! Make a collection for your loved ones, or even just to treat yourself.
Here’s something for the gents – leather monogram cuff links! Almost Makes Perfect has included her instructions for achieving this awesome craft project.
Fancy making yourself some eye-catching leather luggage tags? Almost Makes Perfect has the most brilliant tutorial so that you too can re-create these gems.
If you’re an avid yoga class attendee, then you’re sure to love (and need) this DIY yoga mat bag from Always Rooney. Not only does the pretty tote hold all of your daily essentials, but it also has a beautiful leather strap so that you can easily carry your yoga mat to class – Clever!
Protect your favorite pair of sunglasses with these soft and stylish cases from Always Rooney. This tutorial can easily be completed within an afternoon, so be sure to check it out!
A Pair and a Spare took her inspiration from the haute couture runways for this stunning gold leather collar. Did you know that it’s also incredibly easy (and quick) to make? Now that’s high fashion on a budget!
Trust the talented creatives at Apartment Therapy to create an on-trend and simple leather valet tray. It’s perfect for storing your keys in, as well as other little day-to-day essentials such as your phone, spare change, or other knick-knacks!
A Splendid Assemblage has created the cutest metallic pyramid bag which is perfect for a night out! The wrist strap means that you can easily carry it with you from place to place.
Isn’t this a fantastic idea? Belrossa has created a beautiful heart-shaped leather bookmark to help you keep your page. You’ll love her tutorial too!
If you bought a bag just like this from a high-end store, you’d easily be looking at hundreds of dollars! Between the Lines has cleverly worked out how to create her own piece of luxe on a shoestring budget. We love it!
Between the Lines turned what she thought was ruined leather into these stunning flower-inspired bracelets. It just goes to show that you can rescue almost any supposedly tragic craft project and turn it into something amazing!
If you’ve got some leftover leather scraps from a project, why not create this adorable DIY bear keychain? Both children and adults alike are sure to love this tutorial from Between the Lines!
Here’s another brilliant use for leftover leather – gold-dipped bookmarks! Bromeliad has a great tutorial to help you create your own.
We love this DIY and budget-friendly leather shelf holder from Camille Styles. Her tutorial is both helpful and beautifully presented, so you won’t want to miss it!
When you team an adorable cat shape with black leather and a chain, you get this amazing DIY necklace, just like Cation Designs has done! This is also a perfect project to take on in time for Halloween.
Take inspiration from Chris Loves Julia and turn your old leather goods into unique plant labels! Now you’ll never confuse the sage for basil…
Clones n’ Clowns took a leaf from Moschino’s book and re-created their amazing paper boat clutch on a budget! The good news is that she also documented her process, so you too can make your own.
Transform an ordinary sweater into an on-trend one with these DIY leather shoulder patches. Cotton and Curls loved creating this DIY project, and you will too!
It’s not one, but three DIY leather necklace ideas from the clever Cotton and Curls! Create your favorite one, or why not make all 3 so you can pick a different necklace to wear each time?
Here’s one for photography lovers – a DIY leather camera strap project from Create / Enjoy! This is actually way easier than it looks, as this tutorial cleverly uses an old camera strap to sew the leather on to. Genius!
Coasters always come in handy when you have a few guests around, so Creative Live Blog has turned some old leather into durable and fashionable little mats to place under drinks!
Here’s a DIY leather tutorial with a difference – baby boy booties! Delia Creates has a handy step-by-step guide (with images) to help you along.
From the runway, to your wardrobe! Delia Creates has come up with the genius idea of transforming a scarf into one of these stylish leather snap ones. Sometimes a little bit of leather in an ensemble can go a long way!
Make yourself some new ear bling with leather scraps and an earring hook. Design By Night’s simple and stylish design is sure to turn heads!