17 Chic DIY Leather Craft Ideas

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Leather is one of those timeless materials that just never seems to go out of fashion. I bet you have a piece of leather in your closet right now—maybe a jacket, a bag, or even an old belt. If it’s been gathering dust for a while, it might be time to think about giving it a new purpose.

You can turn those unused leather pieces into all sorts of stylish, chic and practical items and accessories that you’ll find yourself reaching for again and again. Whether it’s turning it into trendy earrings, a stylish bracelet, or even home décor and travel accessories, there’s plenty of potential in that old leather.

That’s exactly why we’ve put together some great DIY leather craft ideas. These projects are all about breathing new life into leather that might otherwise be forgotten, turning it into something both beautiful and useful.

1. How to Make Woven Leather Napkin Rings

woven leather napkin ring
Image Credit: Craft Your Happy Place

This gorgeous woven leather napkin ring looks very high end. But it’s super easy and cheap to make. It uses an old piece of leather clothing but you can use remnants of leather found from at a thrift store. This is perfect for when you’re hosting for the holidays, as a napkin ring adds a really special touch to the table.

How to Make Woven Leather Napkin Rings

2. How to Make Woven Leather Coasters

Image Credit: Craft Your Happy Place

To make a woven leather coaster you’ll simply cut strips of leather, weave them together, then hot glue the leather to the cork base. It’s a super easy DIY.

See the Project: How to Make Woven Leather Coasters

3. Leather Pen Pot

Colorful Leather Pen Pot
Image Credit: Pillar Box Blue

Make your own pen holder for your office out of scraps of leather. This leather craft uses white leather and a tin can that’s painted.

See the Project: Leather Pen Pot

4. DIY Leather Phone Sleeve

Hand putting phone inside the red leather phone sleeve
Image Credit: Sustain my Craft Habit

This fun leather craft uses a Cricut Maker to cut the leather. It shows a small heart on the case and it’s the perfect size for your phone.

See the Project: DIY Leather Phone Sleeve

5. Leather Tablecloth

leather table cloth with fringe
Image Credit: Moms and Crafters

Turn leather into a tablecloth for your dining room. This is a no sew project that will be fun and easy to make.

See the Project: Leather Tablecloth

6. Cord Organizer

Leather Cord Organizer
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Wires tend to get messy and when they do it’s hard to keep them organized. This DIY leather craft helps you create a cord organizer so that they are nice and tidy.

See the Project: Cord Organizer

7. DIY Baby Shoes

Leather Baby Shoes
Image Credit: Clarks Condensed

Use leather to make your own baby shoes. These can also be used for dolls and you can create different styles.

See the Project: DIY Baby Shoes

8. Leather Earrings

Cute Mermaid Leather Earrings Hanged on a cup
Image Credit: Leap of Faith Crafting

Another leather craft that uses the Cricut Maker, this one shows you how to create fun earrings with pieces of faux leather.

See the Project: Leather Earrings

9. Folded Leather Earrings

Folded Leather Dangles
Image Credit: Moms and Crafters

These DIY leather earrings are folded and add a little extra style with the dangle bead. The set is a cute and fun accessory you can make with leather.

See the Project: Folded Leather Earrings

10. DIY Leather Bookmarks

Leather Bookmarks
Image Credit: Leap of Faith Crafting

If you love to read and want to make a unique leather craft, these DIY leather bookmarks are both fun and functional.

See the Project: DIY Leather Bookmarks

11. Monogrammed Leather Keychain

Image Credit: Simply Designing

Create a personalized leather keychain for yourself or to give as a gift. Leather keychains are fairly easy to make and customizable.

See the Project: Monogrammed Leather Keychain

12. Leather Wrap Bracelet

Equestrian Leather Wrap Bracelet on top of the mushroom stem
Image Credit: Tikkido

Super cute, these leather wrap bracelets are perfect for showing off your love for leather.

See the Project: Leather Wrap Bracelet

13. Geometric Leather Coasters

Geometric Leather Coasters
Image Credit: Sum of their Stories

Here’s a fun leather DIY that you can make at home. These coasters will look great on the coffee tables and will help keep them clean.

See the Project: Geometric Leather Coasters

14. Leather Passport Covers

Image Credit: Artsy Fartsy Mama

Travel in style by making your own leather passport covers. These are super cute, and you can use your own style to create a custom cover.

See the Project: Leather Passport Covers

15. Luggage Tags

Luggage Tags Made out of Leather
Image Credit: Tonya Staab

Make your own adorable leather tags for your luggage. You can use any of your favorite artwork for these DIY luggage tags.

See the Project: Luggage Tags

16. DIY Boho Vase

Leather vase with purple flower
Image Credit: Pillar Box Blue

Turn old pieces of leather into a cute vase for your home. Use it to show off your favorite flowers. They’ll also be a great addition to your boho style décor.

See the Project: DIY Boho Vase

17. Woven Leather Bracelet

A hand wearing woven leather bracelet
Image Credit: Moms & Crafters

Add some style to your outfits by making your own woven leather bracelet. You can grab this design for your Cricut Maker so that you can easily make your own bracelet.

See the Project: Woven Leather Brace

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