Eye on the Prize
You can make this simple eyeglass case by gluing a layer of leather to felt, cutting out the case, and then decorating it with stenciled triangles. (The stencil is made by using an X-acto knife to cut out a small triangle in painter's tape.) The U-shaped piece of leather is then folded in half and stitched together.
Take a Seat
Add DIY flair to a store-bought piece with this chic leather stool cover. Cut two pieces of leather large enough to cover the diameter plus the thickness of the stool's seat. Cut appropriate holes in the bottom piece to allow for the legs. Line up the circles and punch holes in both layers at once, then stitch up with cord.
Put a Cork in It
Time for Style
In lieu of bulky brackets, use strips of leather to suspend wall shelving. Simply cut two pieces of leather to equal lengths, fold in half, and attach the loops to the wall using a screw. This project could also be done using old leather belts.
Related: 5 Ways to Reuse Leather Belts
All bookworms need a good bookmark that inspires them to keep reading. To make this colorful bookmark, cut a rectangular piece of leather into long strips and paint part of it to create a “dipped” effect. This simple DIY is a great way to use leather scraps from other projects.
Related: 5 DIY Bookends You Can Make
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